Cayey Puerto Rico
The town of Cayey, Puerto Rico, is located at an altitude of 1,300 feet
(400 metres) and was founded in 1773 as Cayey de Muesas on the Spanish military highway linking San Juan with Ponce on the southern coast.
The cool summers made it a favourite Spanish military post. Cayey is famous for its
twin peaks, the Teats of Cayey (Tetas de Cayey), which were formed by volcanic activity.
Cayey is known as "La Ciudad del Torito" (town of the little bull) and "La
Ciudad de las Brumas" (city of the fog) because of its location.
Cayey Puerto Rico is the only place in the world where the "Coqui Dorado"
exists, a rare and possibly extinct leptodactylid frog species.
Golden coquís have only been found in areas of dense bromeliad growth in the Sierra de
Cayey of Puerto Rico between 647 and 785 metres above sea level.
La Sierra de Cayey is a mountain range located in the Carite Forest Reserve and the
Cordillera Central, that covers most of the central part of Puerto Rico.
From the Farallon area comes the La Plata river, measures approximately 60.5 miles (97
kilometers) making it the longest river in Puerto Rico, which goes all the way to the north of the island about 11
miles (18 km) west of the capital of San Juan.
PR-52 Highway connects the North and South (Ponce) coastal areas of Puerto Rico passing through the mountains of Cayey.
PR-52, a multi-lane toll highway that rises from the town of Caguas before taking the path of less resistance in the Valley of Cayey, where it
ascends further through the mountains before descending to the coastal town of Salinas.
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