In the Guilarte Heights

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One of our favorite places in the town of Adjuntas is the Guilarte Mount. It is home to the seventh highest peak in Puerto Rico, Guilarte Peak, also known as Mount Guaraguao, and it belongs to one of the attractions of the Guilarte State Forest.

The narrow paths leading to the top of the hill are characterized by their immense variety of plants and more than 227 species of trees that give a fresh scent throughout the journey. After approximately 50 minutes of walking between fog and mist, we were able to reach the top of the mount an adventure at more than 1,204 feet above sea level.

The view from the top of the mountain is spectacular. You can see the whole town of Adjuntas and the adjacent villages. In addition, you can clearly see the Garzas Lake. The temperature at the top of the mount is the coldest for this village, located in the center of the Island. The forest is classified as a subtropical wet forest. It receives an average of 90 inches of rain and its temperature varies between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Guilarte Mount is one of the best places in Puerto Rico to be in contact with nature. If you accept the adventure of climbing the mount, we recommend two essential things: a camera to capture the beauty of nature and a good coat. In addition, the Department of Natural Resources has cabins where you can stay to make your adventure more complete. For further details and reservations, you may call 787-829-5767 or 787-844-4660.