Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Puerto Rico

(787) 853-4617

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The Jobos Bay Reserve is the second largest estuarine area in Puerto Rico. It encompasses a chain of 15 tear shape mangrove islets known as Cayos Caribe and the Mar Negro area in western Jobos Bay. The Cayos Caribe islets are fringed by coral reefs and seagrass beds, with small beach deposits and upland area. The Mar Negro area consists of mangrove forest and complex systems of lagoons and channels interspersed with salt and mud flats. The reserve is home to the endangered brown pelican, peregrine falcon, hawksbill sea turtle and West Indian manatee. It is commercially important for marine recreation, commercial and recreational fishing and ecotourism. Whether you want to go bird or animal watching, this is the place to go for outdoor lovers of each and every age! If you would like to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities the reserve offers, then make the Jobos Bay Reserve your next destination today!

Map of Jobos Bay Nat'l Estuarine Research Reserve

Latitude, Longitude: 17.963384, -66.206017



Temperatures are high throughout the year. Highs run from 98°F to daily lows of 55°F occuring from November to March.



The reserve is located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, between the municipalities of Guayama and Salinas.

Phone Numbers


(787) 853-4617