By A. Ginorio
Laying between mountains and valleys with a view of the Caribbean Sea you can find Hacienda Paraiso (Paradise Hacienda) in Cabo Rojo. It’s an excellent place to enjoy with family and friends and to have a great gastronomic experience of Puerto Rican food as you also delight your eyes with the spectacular landscape.
During a horseback ride, that happens on the 700 cuerdas of the hacienda and lies right beside the Parguera canals, you will travel back in time while learning about the haciendas history. Accompanied by our guide, you will see the chain of mountains called Sierra Bermeja that is more than 3 billion years old and are the oldest in the Caribbean as they were the first to emerge from the sea.
This place has a special kind of energy to it that is indescribable and part of it is in a zone called Route 303 an extraterrestrial route. You will also be able to enjoy the first salt marshes of Cabo Rojo that were established by Spanish settlers in 1511. This areas is distinctive for its visual and breathtaking beauty and because it is nesting place for migrating birds that come down during the norths winter.
We also can showcase the breeding of beautiful horses that has been happening for the las 60 years there and is recognized throughout Puerto Rico. Hacienda Paraiso is located about 10 minutes from the Parguera town in Lajas and close to one of our most beautiful beaches, Playa Sucia by the Cabo Rojo lighthouse. The Hacienda has areas available for camping with many amenities such as showers and parking with night watch for security. For more information call 787-899-4099.