5 Fun Flora and Fauna Facts about Puerto Rico

Who doesn’t love a good flora and fauna facts?  Here are some of our favorites about the flora and fauna of Puerto Rico.  If we missed one please comment and let us know!

Flora and Fauna Fact #1:

Mona and Monito Islands are located between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These small islands are considered the Galápagos Islands of the Caribbean Sea. No other reef and offshore island habitat with such ecological uniqueness, invaluable habitat, and biological diversity within such a reduced surface area. For these reasons, Mona and Monito Islands is recognized by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a Natural Reserve. The islands are a critical habitat for endangered marine turtles, sea birds and occasional migratory marine mammals. You can scuba dive there with private operators.

Flora and Fauna Fact #2:

Wood from the native tree “El Guayacan” is so strong that it suffers less wear than steel.

Flora and Fauna Fact #3:

The only native mammal in Puerto Rico is the bat.

Flora and Fauna Fact #4:

Puerto Rico has 4 of 7 bio-luminescent bays in the world.

Flora and Fauna Fact #5:

Puerto Rico has 17 coqui species of which 13 are found in El Yunque.

The flora and fauna of Puerto Rico is famous for its’ biodiversity.  One of the best places to experience it is in El Yunque Rainforest.  Stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store to get your souvenirs of the flora and fauna of Puerto Rico, including the famous coqui!  Click on this link to Get Directions

If you are visiting the Rincon area to enjoy Mona Island, stop by and visit our store in Rincon to get all of your flora and fauna souvenirs of Puerto Rico.  From magnets to t shirts, all of your souvenir fauna needs will be fulfilled.  Click here for Directions.

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