Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge

Puerto Rico

(787) 851-7258

Map Directions

Things To Do



Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge Cabo Rojo NWR, on the southwestern side of Puerto Rico, was established in 1974 when 587 of land were obtained from the Cental Intelligence Agency as an upland buffer for the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats (a potential Western Hemisphere Shorebird reserve) and its potential value as habitat for migratory birds. The lands has been used for cattle ranching and agriculture for almost two centuries prior to Service ownership.

Map of Cabo Rojo NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 17.977427, -67.176161



  • Hiking

    A 2-mile interpretive trail and approximately 12 miles of hiking trails are available for birdwatching, photography and wildlife observation.



From Mayaguez, drive south on Route 2 (main highway) and exit Route 100 toward Cabo Rojo. When Route 100 ends, turn left onto Route 101. Drive .8 mile, then turn right onto Route 310. Drive approximately 3 mile and look for refuge sign on your left.

Phone Numbers


(787) 851-7258