Estuario de la Bahía de Jobos Salinas, PR
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The Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is located between the municipalities of Guayama and Salinas, in the sector known as Aguirre. Most of the lands that now form part of the reserve once belonged to the Aguirre Corporation, which ran one of the largest sugar complexes in the world until late in the 20th Century.

The tropical estuary, operated in part by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, now enjoys government protection, guaranteeing the rightful care of its endangered species and multiple ecosystems.

A Visitor’s Center located in the municipality of Salinas offers various exhibits about the reserve, its history, ecosystems, and species. From there, visitors can set off on a kayak route through the Mar Negro lagoon or explore two different paths: the Vereda Cayo Caribe and the Vereda Jagüeyes, each taking about 50 minutes to complete.
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