Adjuntas General Information
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Adjuntas General InformationPosted on April 16. 2013
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.
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.
The time zone in Adjuntas is Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4). Daylight Savings Time is not observed.
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.