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Caño Tiburones is the destination of more than 127 species of birds, some that travel from one pole of the planet to the other, and stop there to eat and rest. It is located between Arecibo and Barceloneta, in the karst region of the north, and feeds on both surface and groundwater.

Since until 1998, it was an area used for agricultural purposes, and there in the channels that today cover the waters, you can spot vestiges of cement and bridges of the past.

It extends over 7,000 acres of which only 3,425 are designated as a natural reserve and under the tutelage of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. The rest is in the hands of the Land Authority.

It is a habitat of at least 125 species of native and migratory birds, among them the gallareta, the Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis – chorizo duck), the tigua and the chiriría.

It is an ecotourism, academic and scientific center

Located in the middle of the north coast and the karstic zone, the Tiburones caño receives salt water from the Atlantic Ocean and freshwater that comes down from the mogotes.

In the 1940s part of the wetland was dried to grow sugar cane and over the years “the influx of seawater increased, flooding areas previously occupied by fresh water from the aquifer. Fishing and kayaking activities are allowed in the waters of the canal.

The Caño Tiburones offers spectacular views of the ocean, ponds, canals, herbaceous, wooded and marine areas, colorful insects, fish, and invertebrates. It allows enjoying other activities such as recreational fishing and passive navigation.

In addition, the Municipality of Arecibo installs the famous statue of Christopher Columbus right in the middle of the PR-681 road that connects Barceloneta and Arecibo along the coast.

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