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.
Area: 172 Km2
Driving Time: 2.5 hours
from San Juan
N Lares and Utuado
S Yauco, Guayanilla and Peñuelas
W Lares and Yauco
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 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