Lechoneras

Feast on a sumptuous meal of lechón, roast suckling pig, served at the rustic mountain shacks in Guavate, north of the Carite forest.

Cañón de San Cristóbal

Scale the precipitous, jungle-clad walls of this mesmerizing canyon, a jagged gash through the hills best explored with an experienced guide.

Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro

This beguiling forest reserve covers some of the highest peaks in Puerto Rico, with tranquil trails, bubbling falls and cooling freshwater pools.

Cerro de Punta

Hike or grind your car up the potholed road to Puerto Rico’s highest peak, an isolated, mist-drenched summit towering above the whole island.

Jayuya

Get to grips with Puerto Rico’s Taíno soul at this sleepy mountain town, with its evocative museum, haunting petroglyphs and the annual Festival Nacional Indígena.

Coffee

The unspoiled hill town of Maricao is famed for its exceptional coffee – celebrated at the Festival del Café each year – and family-owned plantations sell rich, potent roasts all along the highway.

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