Month: April 2013

Adjuntas Travel Tips

Population

The population of Adjuntas is around 20,000.

Language 

Spanish and English are the official languages of Adjuntas.

Currency 

The currency in Adjuntas is the U.S. Dollar. Avoid carrying larger bills as many businesses will not be able to change them. Credit cards are widely accepted although using them may incur a fee. ATMs can be found in banks and grocery stores although you may be charged a fee or asked to make a donation to a local charity for using them. It is advisable not to carry travelers cheques as these are difficult to exchange.

Electricity 

The electricity in Adjuntas is 110 Volts, 60Hz and the power outlets are identical to those found in the U.S. & Canada.

Attire Etiquette 

Casual attire is considered standard and lightweight tropical clothing is advised during the day. In the evenings when temperatures drop, you may require a light sweater or jacket. Visitors should be aware that some restaurants and casinos require smart casual clothing in the evening.

Adjuntas General Information

Overview

A mountain town situated in the southwest of Puerto Rico, Adjuntas overlooks the Toro Negro Forest Reserve: home of the highest mountain peaks in the center of the island. Nicknamed “The Switzerland of Puerto Rico”, Adjuntas offers visitors leafy green surroundings and relatively cooler weather than the rest of the island.

Weather

There is no bad time to visit Adjuntas as it benefits from a year round tropical climate with slightly cooler temperatures than the rest of the island. Average daily high temperatures generally reach between 70 degrees and 83 degrees. The rainy season occurs from April to November although showers are often short. Hurricane season usually runs from June to November although the island is rarely affected by hurricanes.

Time Zone

The time zone in Adjuntas is Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4). Daylight Savings Time is not observed.

Sightseeing

Toro Negro Reserve – One of fourteen forest reserves on the island, visitors can enjoy a large number of hiking trails and if they are lucky spot local wildlife.

La Coca Falls – Dramatic waterfalls which are the main attraction of the El Yunque Rainforest. Adventurous visitors can even climb up the rocks to the waterfall’s base.

Hacienda Buena Vista – Once a 19th Century plantation and estate, the building now operates as a museum and sits within a subtropical forest.

Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center – A Taino village which dates back to 700 A.D. and which features some of the original housing and skeletons of the inhabitants.

Activities

Hiking

Bird Watching

Museums