Cidra

A less-trafficked gem waiting to be discovered, Cidra’s allure stems from its natural surroundings and aura of serenity.

Its verdant setting high in the central mountain range makes Cidra relatively cooler in temperature than elsewhere in Puerto Rico, which is why it holds the nickname el Pueblo de la Eterna Primavera ("the Town of Eternal Spring"). The 36-square-mile (94-square-kilometer) municipality is set in eastern-central Puerto Rico, with Comerío and Aguas Buenas to the north, Aibonito and Barranquitas to the west, Caguas to the east, and Cayey to the south. Cidra is about an hour's drive from SJU airport.

Landmarks

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the Lago de Cidra, a beautiful lake perfect for kayaking, fishing, and taking in the sun in its surrounding natural formations like the Perico Falls. Stop at the lookout near the town’s entrance to enjoy an unbeatable view of this picturesque place.  

Birdwatchers also come here to watch the Sabanera dove’s nesting habits. This endangered species can only be found in some areas of the Caribbean and can be identified by their blue eyes. These are the only birds in Puerto Rico with this specific characteristic.  

Cidra’s charming plaza has a beautiful, functional fountain and is surrounded by various places worth visiting while you’re in the area. The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, built in 1813, is a cozy and exquisitely maintained worship space. To enjoy Puerto Rican art, visit the Galería Cidreña, located on the first floor of the town hall. The historic Teatro Iberia now houses the Centro Cultural Cidreño

If you’re planning to spend the night, Cidra Country Club Inn & Villas @ Treasure Island has restaurants, a pool, sports facilities, and more.  

Celebrar en Cidra 

El Festival Paloma Sabanera, que se lleva a cabo anualmente en diciembre en la plaza del pueblo, es un gran espectáculo de varios días lleno de diversión con música, baile, artes y artesanías locales, cocina auténtica y un desfile estilo carnaval. En julio, las Fiestas Patronales ofrecen otra oportunidad para celebrar. 

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