Central Mountains Puerto Rico
Central Mountains, Puerto Rico - Head for the towns and villages of the
Cordillera Central, or Central Mountains. Bisected by the Ruta Panoramica (Scenic Route), the mountains provide a relaxing getaway with an
atmosphere so unlike the coast that it feels like an entirely different island.
There is good fishing on the lakes and they are all well stocked with Peacock and Large mouth
Bass. Experience nature hiking through the whirling mist with ferns and dwarfed trees in the elfin forest heights
of the El Yunque National Rain
Forest or Monte del Estado en Maricao, also known as la Ciudad del Café (the Coffee City).
Come and see One of the more dramatic roadside attractions at the Salto de Dona
Juana between the towns of Jayuya and Orocovis and within the Central Mountains in Puerto
Rico, a waterfall plummeting 120 feet into an irresistible pool of turquoise water right on the edge of
Carr. 149. And it's COLD!!!
Or stop by Carite forest or Guavate general area, which is best known for the 20 or 30 'lechoneras'
that serve piping hot hunks of spit-roasted pork and chicken. Major Cities in the Central Region
of Puerto Rico:
- Cayey Puerto Rico
Cayey Puerto Rico is famous for its twin peaks, the Teats of Cayey (Tetas de Cayey), which were formed by volcanic activity.
- Caguas Puerto Rico
Caguas Puerto Rico is now the largest urban center in Puerto Rico's interior and offers a major performing arts center and a number of museums.
- Maricao Puerto Rico
Maricao, Puerto Rico is near the westcoast of Puerto Rico and is known as the Ciudad del Café (the Coffee City), the town is known for producing the best coffee of Puerto Rico.
- El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico
El Yunque is one of the most famous peaks in Puerto Rico despite not being the tallest.