Called "La Ciudad del Gigante Dormido" (city of the sleeping giant) because a mountain formation called by that name. It is also known as "La Suiza de Puerto Rico" because its low temperatures. Adjuntas was founded in August 11, 1815, by Diego Maldonado. Adjuntas derives its name from the term "tierras adjuntas" (enclosed lands), because their territory was part of the old Villa de San Blás de Illescas, today Coamo.

The first church was inaugurated in August 24, 1815. In 1950, the first Health Center in the island was founded in this city.

Adjuntas territory is very mountainous because the city it is located on the Central Mountain range, and has one of the highest mountain peaks on the island, Monte Guilarte (3,953 ft). The "Rio Grande de Arecibo" which originates in the ward Juan González and crosses the city from south to north. Other rivers: Guilarte, Tanamá, Pellejas, Cidra and Limani. Adjuntas annual precipitation is 87 inches, and its average temperature is 72°F.

Adjuntas produces coffee, bananas, oranges and other fruits.

Famous Puerto Ricans such as: writer Aristides Moll, Jesus M. Benitez, writer Pelegrín López de Victoria, Josefina Moll and Rafael J. de Cordero were born in Adjuntas.

Population: 19,451
Area: 172 Km2
Driving Time: 2.5 hours from San Juan


N   Lares and Utuado
S   Yauco, Guayanilla and Peñuelas
E   Utuado and Ponce
W  Lares and Yauco

Wards: Capáez, Garzas, Guayabo Dulce, Guayo, Guilarte, Juan González, Limaní, Pellejas, Portillo, Portuguez, Adjuntas Pueblo, Saltillo, Tanamá, Vegas Abajo, Vegas Arriba, Yahuecas, Yayales.

Where to go?

  • Guilarte Forest Reserve (787-724-3647)
  • Hacienda Bareal Ruins
  • Hacienda La Arbela
  • Hacienda El Muerto
  • Hacienda Pietri Ruins
  • Inabon Falls in Toro Negro Forest
  • Mirador de Vegas Arriba
  • Poblado Castañer
  • Villa Sotomayor

Where to stay?

Where to eat?

  • Bosque Guillarte Restaurant
  • Hacienda Yahuecas
  • Las Tres T
  • Star Light Restaurant


  • Festival del Gigante - March
  • Festival de la Cidra - March
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Joaquin & Santa Ana - Jul-Ago

People from Adjuntas are know as: Adjunteños