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Home > Destinations > Orocovis & Porta Cordillera
An escape from the beach, the rugged mountainous interior of Puerto Rico has a history rooted in agriculture.
This region produced the Jíbaros, the simple and humble country folk who work the land and form an integral part of the fabric of Puerto Rican society.
This region is divided into 17 municipalities. The Cordillera Central, Puerto Rico’s largest mountain range, runs east to west through here. Its soil is rich, producing many of the island’s coffee plantations and, in Aibonito, a city so resplendent with flowers it’s known as “the Garden of Puerto Rico.”
The many attractions here include a rare pre-Columbian archaeological site; the city that spawned the most famous of Puerto Rico’s rebellions against the colonial Spanish; and the famed Ruta del Lechón, a gastronomic journey dedicated to roast suckling pig.
The verdant valleys, plunging canyons and swift rivers of central Puerto Rico have made the region an eco-park that includes one of the longest zip-lines in the world… and that’s just part of the fun for those who crave outdoor adventure.