Attractions in Cayey

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Located in the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico, Cayey is a definite departure than what most people imagine when they picture a Caribbean getaway – but in a good way.  Although it lacks a beach to call its own, the area is lush with natural surroundings that include rivers and over 6,000 acres of protected park land.  The best news is that when you're ready to tour cultural attractions or visit a beach, the drive is rarely more than an hour.  


There are a good group of beaches to enjoy, although each of them are found nearby. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Playita Machete: Playita Machete is located on Puerto Rico's south coast. The beach is located near a cluster of buildings and homes, but does not see much action because of it's lack of a friendly shore. Still, if you want to spend a day without having to fight off a crowd, Playita Machete is one of the island's options.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Punta Pozuelo. Located in a small little community surrounded by a protected forest, Punta Pozuelo Beach is a great location for any fan of nature or quiet. Beach visitors can walk the coast and take a look at the old town here, as well as the wild mangroves that claim the area opposite the beach.

Punta Guilarte Beach: The beach is just west of the Patillas Airport, and drivers can simply take Expresso Jose Barbosa to the road adjacent to the airport. Taking that road south will lead you right to the beach.

Nearby areas have even more beaches. Go to this article if you'd like some more details.

Natural Attractions

Caguas Botanical Garden

Bosque Estatal De Carite is one of the more popular outdoor tourist attractions. Created in 1935 to protect the increasingly vulnerable watershed from erosion and the growing influence of industry on the island. Its easy access and many trails make it a popular destination for tourists and locals off all kinds that want to take a quick look at the natural side of Puerto Rico.

A second place to consider is San Cristobol Canyon. Named as one of the Top 10 Natural Wonders of Puerto Rico, San Cristobal Canyon is the only canyon on the island.

Cayey has additional choices too. Click on this link to view our page dedicated to natural attractions in and around the area.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Looking for some action? Vacationers looking to test their luck on the slots can find a handful of opportunities to do so nearby.

Casino Real, part of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino, is located within Caguas, 8.9 mi. Northeast of central Cayey. The Casino Real at Four Points Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel is the largest in Puerto Rico. Whether you head straight for the slots, or prefer a game that take a little more strategy, you're sure to enjoy taking a chance on Lady Luck.

The gaming venues close to Cayey are summarized directly below.

Gambling Near Cayey
Name Located At Phone Location
Casino Real Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino (787) 653-1111 8.9 mi. Northeast of Central Cayey
El Gran Casino -- (787) 271-7545 Patillas, 12.3 mi. Southeast of Central Cayey

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