Cayey Attractions

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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.  


You will discover a small variety of beaches to choose from, although all of them are located just outside of Cayey. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that beach.

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 place to consider is Punta Pozuelo. While there is not much sand between where the beach starts and where the water starts, Punta Pozuelo is very long, and those up for it can walk as far as they want. The further south along the beach you go, the more and more natural it gets, with houses and roads turning into trees and small lagoons.

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 offer additional beaches. Use this link to read our discussion of beaches for Cayey.

Natural Attractions

Caguas Botanical Garden

Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors frequently enjoy visiting Bosque Estatal De Carite. 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.

San Cristobol Canyon is another attraction you might like. Named as one of the Top 10 Natural Wonders of Puerto Rico, San Cristobal Canyon is the only canyon on the island.

Of course, you can find a wider range of choices. Go to this article about natural attractions in and near the area if you're interested in learning additional facts.


Puerto Rico Casinos

Ready for some action? Vacationers hoping to try their luck in some gaming action will find a handful of alternatives nearby.

Casino Real, part of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino, is located in 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.

Review the table below for information concerning gaming venues close to Cayey.

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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