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 handful of beaches to enjoy, though they are all located nearby. Just click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that beach.
Playita Machete: The shore of Playita Machete is sparse, with trees closer to the water than most other beaches on the island. Where you can see sand, it is tan, and the waters are a murky blue-green.
Another location for beach-goers 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: While this beach once happily served tourist and some locals, the onsite community has largely been abandoned leaving the beach mostly empty. Visitors who travel down to Punta Guilarte Beach will only find a few islanders who remember it and the occasional outsider who has heard of it.
These examples are merely a few of the available choices. You can go to this extended discussion if you'd like to learn additional specifics.
Bosque Estatal De Carite is one of the more popular local attractions. <p>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.</p>
San Cristobol Canyon is another site worth a visit. <p>Named as one of the Top 10 Natural Wonders of Puerto Rico, San Cristobal Canyon is the only canyon on the island.</p>
These are just some of what's available. Click here to check out our discussion of natural attractions in and around Cayey.
Feeling lucky? Travelers interested in testing their luck will have a handful of venues where they can do so nearby.
Casino Real, which is on the premises of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino, is found 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 opportunities close to Cayey are shown directly below.
|Casino Real||Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel and Casino||(787) 653-1111||8.9 mi. Northeast of Central Cayey|
|--||(787) 271-7545||Patillas, 12.3 mi. Southeast of Central Cayey|
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