Joyuda Lagoon

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Laguna Joyuda
Location Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°07′50″N 67°10′38″W / 18.13056°N 67.17722°W / 18.13056; -67.17722Coordinates: 18°07′50″N 67°10′38″W / 18.13056°N 67.17722°W / 18.13056; -67.17722
Type natural reservoir
Basin countries Puerto Rico
Max. length 2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Max. width 1.0 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Average depth 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)

Laguna Joyuda, or Albufera de Joyuda,[1] is a natural reservoir located in the municipality of Cabo Rojo in Puerto Rico.

The lagoon is one of only two natural reservoirs in the island of Puerto Rico (the other being Tortuguero Lagoon), and is home to an ample variety of species.

The lagoon is connected to the ocean through a small channel on the south of it, and is frequently used for fishing.


  1. ^ Hill, Robert Thomas (1898). Cuba and Puerto Rico, with the Other Islands of the West Indies. New York: Century Company. p. 148. 

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