List of National Natural Landmarks in Puerto Rico

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From List of National Natural Landmarks, these are the National Natural Landmarks in Puerto Rico. There are 5 in total.[1]

Name Image Date Location Municipality Ownership Description
1 Baño de Oro Natural Area Rain Forest of El Yunque, Puerto Rico.jpg 1980 18°18′29″N 65°45′42″W / 18.3080090°N 65.7615515°W / 18.3080090; -65.7615515 Río Grande Federal (United States Forest Service) The only contiguous area in Puerto Rico that contains subtropical wet forest, rain forest, dwarf forest, and Pterocarpus. Part of El Yunque National Forest.
2 Cabo Rojo Playa Sucia- Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.jpg 1980 17°56′01.2″N 67°11′31.9″W / 17.933667°N 67.192194°W / 17.933667; -67.192194 Cabo Rojo Territorial (Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources) An excellent example of a tombolo with two sand spits.
3 Mona and Monito Islands Mona Island cave no.3.jpg 1975 18°5′5.2″N 67°51′4.4″W / 18.084778°N 67.851222°W / 18.084778; -67.851222 Mayagüez Territorial (Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources) Caves on these islands are some of the most extensive flank margin caves in the world.
4 Puerto Mosquito Mosquito bay, Bioluminescent bay, Vieques - panoramio (3).jpg 1980 18°06′07″N 65°26′45″W / 18.10194°N 65.44583°W / 18.10194; -65.44583 Vieques Territorial (Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources) Considered the best example of a bioluminescent bay in the United States.
5 Río Abajo State Forest Puerto Rican parrot.jpg 1980 18°20′23″N 66°41′59″W / 18.33972°N 66.69972°W / 18.33972; -66.69972 Utuado Territorial (Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources) An excellent example of karst topography with numerous sinkholes and well-developed tower karst.

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  1. ^ "National Registry of Natural Landmarks". National Park Service.