System of Tourist Routes
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Puerto Rican Parrot Route( Ruta Cotorra Puertorriqueña)
If you follow the flight of the parrot from San Juan to Mayagüez, you will know the north and west of the island. In Arecibo, you may visit the Cambalache Forest Reserve or discover the largest radio/radar in the world. Enjoy the famous beaches of Rincon, world-renowned by professional and amateur surfers. At the end of the trajectory you will reach Mayagüez, La Sultana del oeste where you may visit its Zoological Gardens. Other points of interest in this route are the Camuy River Caves(PR-129), Dos Bocas Lake(PR-10), Caguana Ceremonial Park (PR-111), and the Guajataca Forest Reserve (PR-119) in Quebradillas.
Paso Fino Horse Route
You may horse-ride from San Juan to Mayagüez, but now via the south of the island.
At Cayey you will find the Monument to the Jíbaro. At Ponce you will admire the Ciudad Señorial, with its impressive architecture, where you will find the Serrallés Castle and the Art Museum. At San Germán, more to the west, see Porta Coeli church, built in the 17th century. Other points of interest in this route include the Fosforescent Bay at Lajas (PR-304), and the Cabo Rojo lighthouse (PR-301), ofering an impressive view of the sea and its surroundinngs.
Follow the Coquí's song towards the east coast of the island...Visit fabulous Luquillo Beach and then discover the glorious flora and fauna of El Yunque Rain Forest(PR-191), the only rain forest in the US National Park System. Continue with a visit to the Cabezas de San Juan Reserve (PR-987), location of the Fajardo lighthouse, and finish your trip at Humacao.
Follow the vibrant color of the Flamboyán trees to Humacao via the interior route through Caguas and then to Humacao, where you will find costal towns and fishing villages with their enchanting fresh seafood. At Humacao you may also visit the Roig House, an Art-Deco architectonic jewel of the 1920's that is now a museum and cultural center. This route allows you to reach the east via the center of the island.
This route covers the region of the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range). Among the important points of interest find the Carite Forest Reserve in Cayey (PR-179), the Caguana Ceremonial Park in Utuado (PR-111), the Monte del Estado Reserve in Maricao (PR-105) and the Mirador de la Piedra Degetau in Aibonito (PR-143).