East Redonda Island Ecological Reserve was established to conserve representative coastal ecosystems of two biogeoclimatic zones, principally for forestry research in first and second growth forest stands.
Ecological reserves protect special natural ecosystems, and support research and education. They are not intended for outdoor recreation. However, this ecological reserve is open to the public for non-destructive activities like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, fishing, camping, or foraging are prohibited. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.