Top things to do in Central Mountains

Top Choice Canyon in Aibonito & Around

Cañón de San Cristóbal

This canyon is so unexpected – both in location and appearance – that it may take your breath away. The deep green chasm seemingly drops out of nowhere, its rocky crags hiding a veil of falling water. Only 8km north…
Top Choice Waterfall in San Sebastián & Around

Gozalandia

Sometimes a little piece of paradise lies in store even in the least obvious of locales, and Gozalandia is San Sebastián's: a flurry of dramatic cascades 5km north of town that tumbles into some inviting plunge pool…
Top Choice Farm in Reserva Forestal Toro Negro

Hacienda Pomarrosa

Perhaps the best opportunity in Puerto Rico to discover what traditional coffee growing is like, plus the chance to learn about the entire bean-to-bag process, can be gleaned here at this tranquil coffee plantation …
Top Choice Farm in Jayuya

Hacienda San Pedro

San Pedro is a small, working coffee farm with an attached museum and cafe/tasting room where you can get a fascinating insight into the coffee-making process from green bean to dark-roast espresso. Tours are availa…
Top Choice International in Barranquitas & Around

Restaurante Toro Verde

It's not so common to find fine dining and a fine view in the Central Mountains, but this restaurant at Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park will wow you on both counts. The marinated skirt steak in a cilantro, orange a…
Top Choice Puerto Rican in Jayuya

El Burén

A host of Puerto Rican classics await you in an atmosphere reminiscent of a jíbaro ranch, but with the quiet confidence of an establishment that knows people know how well it cooks. Try longaniza (a chorizo with a v…
Top Choice Museum in Caguas

Museo de Artes Populares de Caguas

A leading contemporary Puerto Rican artist, Edwin Báez Carrasquillo, specializes in creating retablos, three-dimensional scenes of Puerto Rican life full of fascinating minute detail, and his work forms the bulk of …
Forest in San Sebastián & Around

Bosque Estatal de Guajataca

Despite its diminutive size (2430 acres), the Bosque Estatal de Guajataca contains more trails (27 miles) than any other forest in Puerto Rico – including El Yunque. Set in dramatic karst country, the distinctive te…
Cafe in Jayuya

Cafe la Finca

Espresso fiends should not pass up the chance for a caffeine fix at the finest cafe in the Central Mountains – if not the whole island. The reason for its appeal? Not only is this a cool coffee bar hung with antiqua…
Puerto Rican in Bosque Estatal De Carite

El Rancho Original

An excellent spot on the Guavate lechonera strip to try Puerto Rico's ultimate culinary delicacy – lechón asado (whole roast pig). Most of the week Guavate is just a deserted, unkempt gaggle of eateries close to Bos…