Beautiful mountains view from the Paseo Lineal in Ciales.


Fall in love with Puerto Rico's countryside!

Splendid mountains and a peaceful breeze set the backdrop for Ciales, a highland town nestled in the central mountain range of Puerto Rico. Known as the “town of the brave,” the appeal of Ciales includes coffee plantations, cave systems, and mesmerizing views.

Located a little over an hour from SJU airport, enjoy the rustic serenity that going isla adentro (inland) provides, and discover the charm and adventures of the inner regions of the Island.

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View of the Paseo Lineal in Ciales.

Enjoy a stroll at the Paseo Lineal Juan Antonio Corretjer in Ciales.

Things to Do

Outdoor Adventures

For those feeling adventurous, Ciales has cave systems where you can practice rappelling and canyoneering. Known for their numerous corridors and beautiful waterfalls, the Yuyú and Archillas caverns have impressive rock formations and fascinating ancient petroglyphs.

If your adventurous spirit is waning, you can also enjoy the scenery in a more laid-back setting at the Paseo Lineal Juan Antonio Corretjer, a recreational space with murals and sculptures fit for riding bikes, walking, and just gazing at the horizon. It has a beautiful view of the Río Grande de Manatí, with shaded sitting areas to rest and local artisans showcasing their creations.

While in the birth town of poet Juan Antonio Corretjer, visit his historic musem Casa Corretjer to learn all about his contributions. There, you'll find a libraryary with the collection of books that belonged to him, his letters and original works, among other belongings.

For outdoor enthusiasts and avid hikers, there is Las Delicias and La Escalera waterfalls, perfect for a day in nature. Be mindful, you'll need to do a hike through rocky trails to get to them. 

For a complete experience of all things to do, be sure to book a tour with Go To Ciales, a certified tour operator that will cater to all your needs. 

View of old coffee items at the Museo del Café in Ciales

The Museum of Coffee in Ciales is a unique place to learn about the history of plantations on the Island.

The Museum of Coffee

Ciales provides a unique opportunity for those coffee lovers who want to know the history of the plantations in Puerto Rico. The Museum of Coffee is an intimate place where you can experience some of the best brews on the Island, learn about the evolution of coffee roasting, and relax with the panoramic views of the mountains. Spend part of a day appreciating the process coffee beans go through from tree to cup while you bask in delightful aromas. The museum also offers barista classes.

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An array of plates on a table at ASAO Smokehouse

Places to Eat

With some of the best cuts of meat you will try in Puerto Rico, ASAO Smokehouse in Ciales highlights the quality of products for which the mountain region is known. The restaurant’s specialty is its 15-spice rubbed ribs. Other popular dishes include roasted chicken and spit-roasted pork. 

Mountain views outside the windows at Casa Vieja Restaurant in Ciales.

A meal at Casa Vieja comes with a view.

Casa Vieja is a roadside restaurant that boasts breathtaking views and traditional plates like longaniza (a chorizo-like local sausage), carne guisada al caldero (beef stew), pasteles, and much more. Besides their exquisite food, what’s most special about this place is the setting: a quiet, open-air terrace decorated like an old-fashioned Puerto Rican jíbaro house.

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