Points of Interest
Nature enthusiasts enjoy the Lago de Cidra, a reservoir that’s perfect for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and basking in natural formations like Perico’s Waterfalls. Stop at the lookout point at the entrance to town for a can’t-miss view of this picturesque spot.
Bird watchers flock here to observe the nesting habits of palomas sabaneras (plain pigeons), an at-risk species found only in certain areas of the Caribbean. These birds are recognizable by their blue eyes; in fact, they’re the only bird in Puerto Rico with that distinct feature.
Cidra’s charming town square features a beautiful working fountain and is flanked by several sites worth checking out while you’re in the area. Dating back to 1813, Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish is an exquisitely maintained and inviting house of worship. To view work from local Puerto Rican artists, make an appointment to stop into Galería Cidreña, located on the first floor of the City Hall. The historic Iberia Theater now houses the Cidreño Cultural Center.
If you’re staying the night, Cidra Country Club Inn & Villas @ Treasure Island features restaurants, a pool, sports facilities and more.
Celebrate in Cidra
The Paloma Sabanera Festival, held annually in December in the town plaza, is a fun-filled, multi-day extravaganza complete with music, dancing, local arts and crafts, authentic cuisine, and a Carnival-style parade. In July, the Patronales Festival offers another chance to celebrate.