Stretching from the west to the east of the island, Puerto Rico’s Cordillera Central Mountains are a spectacular backdrop for many of the country’s delightful cities and towns. Cerro de Punta, located in the range, is the highest point in Puerto Rico and very popular with hikers. The climate is somewhat cooler here and provides reprieve from the heat of the coast.
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 ...