Reserva Natural de Humacao Humacao, PR
Visitors can experience several distinct ecosystems while exploring the reserve's 3,000 acres.
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Consisting of 3,000 acres on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, the Reserva Natural de Humacao exemplifies the Department of Natural Resources’s commitment and dedication to the conservation of ecologically valuable terrain on the island.

In the 1920’s, the area’s marshland was drained, using a complex system of pumping stations and levees for the cultivation of sugar cane. Storm surges during the 1970’s flooded the agricultural lands and expanded the lagoons that now occupy the space.

Visitors can experience several distinct ecosystems while exploring the reserve.

Kayaking along the mangrove trees that surround the estuaries and interconnected lagoons unveils a bounty of endemic species of animal and plant life.

Majestic palm trees line the hiking trails that lead to Punta Morrillo. These trails reward visitors with breathtaking vistas of the Humacao coast, Cayo Santiago, Cayo Batata and the island-municipality of Vieques. World War 2 era bunkers, once utilized by United States forces as observation posts, can also be reached through these trails.