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  • Porta Caribe (South)

    Yauco

    In 1755 Fernando Pacheco approached the Crown for permission to establish a town in the southeastern region that was known as Coayuco. This area had been inhabited by indigenous tribes for many years - long before Juan Ponce de Leon invaded the island of Puerto Rico in the year 1508. On 29 February 1756 permission was granted for the establishment of the town and Yauco was founded. Some ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Utuado

    Utuado was established on 12 October 1739. It was founded by Sebastian de Morfi and the name of the city was derived from Chief Otoao, whose name meant “Between Mountains”. The name is rather fitting since Utuado is situated in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico near Ponce, Ciales, Arecibo and Lares. Between the late 1500’s and 1700’s not much of this city’s history was recorded, but ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Aibonito

    Aibonito is a small town situated near to the Cayey mountain range located on the island of Puerto Rico. The town was first founded on the 13th of March 1824. Aibonito can be found at a height of 2,401 feet or at 731 meters above the mean sea level and is considered to have one of the highest town squares in Puerto Rico. Other mountains that Aibonito is near to include Asomante, which is at ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Lares

    Lares is a small city, located near the bustling city of San Juan, in the central region of Puerto Rico. The city covers an area of approximately 161 square kilometers and has an estimated population of more than 33,000 residents. Pedro Velez Borrero and Francisco de Sotomayor founded the city of Lares on 26 April 1827. Its name was derived from Don Amador de Lariz, one of the first settlers ...

  • La Montaňa (Central)

    Morovis

    If you are planning to visit some of the lesser known towns and regions of Puerto Rico, why not plan to spend a few hours in Morovis? Puerto Rico is divided into several municipalities, each of which covers a number of wards within its territory. Morovis is located in the central part of Puerto Rico and is spread over thirteen different wards. The administrative center of the city is known ...

  • Culture

    Cuisine

    As with most of Puerto Rico's culture, the country's cuisine reflects strong Taino, Spanish, African and American influences. Locally known as Cocina Criolla or Creole Cooking, Puerto Rican traditional cuisine can be traced back to the original inhabitants of the land who feasted on fruit, corn and freshly caught seafood. Later, when Columbus arrived on the scene in 1493, other meat, rice, ...

  • Sights

    Hacienda Buena Vista

    The Hacienda Buena Vista Plantation is a down-sized 87-acre plantation that has been maintained well over the years, proving to be an excellent example of a mid-19th century coffee plantation. It was built in 1833 with a total of 200 hectares and continued to be in use till the 1950’s as a producer of corn, citrus and coffee. The Plantation was the first of its kind and was built to grow ...