Boqueron is a beach village located in the town of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The village is one of the main tourist attractions in the southwestern part of the island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the barrio population was 4,963. Boqueron beach (balneario de Boqueron) is a public beach and resort managed by the Puerto Rican government. It’s rated as one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico along with Luquillo Beach. The beach was awarded blue flag beach status by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Other beaches in Boqueron are Buye and El Combate. The village is home to two protected wildlife refuge. The Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, an habitat for a number of native bird species including the endangered Yellow-shouldered Blackbird also known as La Mariquita de Puerto Rico or Capita¡n. The Boqueron state forest is one of the seven state forests managed by the department of Natural Resources of Puerto Rico. According to local legend, after the Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresi shared some of his treasure with his family and friends, he would hide what was left over in a cave located in “Barrio Pedernales” which is just south of Boqueron Bay. Throughout the years no one has found any treasure in the cave.
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