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Great Places for Photography in PR: Southern Region

Posted on 12 July 2010 by jose

To celebrate our island’s natural wonders, sights, and colorful culture, EyeTour has compiled the ‘Great Places for Photography in Puerto Rico’ post series. Throughout the series we will feature some of the most amazing spots for photography lovers, hidden places, and suggested photo routes found throughout the different regions of the island. Join us for our first look into Puerto Rico’s Southern Region!

The southern region of Puerto Rico is well known for its calm waters from the neighboring Caribbean Sea, its painteresque historical towns, and the traditional music of the ‘Bomba’. Come capture the vibrant culture, the neoclassical facades, and the intrinsic blue of the coasts.


Plaza Las Delicias is one of Puerto Rico’s most photographed because of its Parque de Bombas, the Ponce Cathedral, Casa Armstrong and all the amazingly well conserved colonial architecture that inhabits in this historical city. El Parque the Bombas is now a museum and a tourist information center so feel free to ask for directions there.

In La Cruceta del Vigía you can take an elevator ride to the top of an observatory tower to take pictures of the whole City of Ponce and all the way to its seashore. When heading up in the elevator be ready for an amazing view point of the Castillo Serrallés which is also open to the public and and an ideal place for architectural photography.


The Municipality of Jayuya: Jayuya is known for its indigenous heritage and for this matter the best two places to visit are the Piedra Escrita and the Museo del Cemí . The Piedra Escrita has a wood path that provide some good point of views towards the river and the mountains. Once you get to the bottom it is impresive how accesible and close you can get to this huge stone carved by Puerto Rico’s natives called Tainos.

Casa Museo Canales: This historic house is next to the Museo del Cemí and this pintoresque house should offer some fine photo opportunities to capture the splendor of the facade combined with the backdrop of the mountains.


Casa Pueblo: Located one street next to the town Plaza of Ajuntas, Casa Pueblo gives the visitor a first hand experience on how the Café Adjuntas is packaged by local volunteers. Also, this is a house filled with antiques and history about the town’s culture. Photography is allowed on its premises however a mounted flash is recomended for interior shots of the Casa Pueblo.

Adjuntas has a very enjoyable panoramic route where photo opportunities might appear anytime during the way through the countryside road. Heading towards Lago Garzas and the Bosque Guilarte you might find a great view of the entire town from above.

Guilarte Forest: Once you get to the Guilarte forest you can enjoy the panoramic view of the town of Adjuntas and all the nature that surrounds this secluded forest. It is a good idea to have ready a tele-lens for any casual encounter with the colorful birds, reptiles, and plants that inhabit among this ecosystem. Alike any forest, the best time for bird watching and animal sightings is during the morning.


The municipality of Yauco is found next to the main road Interstate PR#2 so even if you’re just passing by this municipality it is worth it to make a pit stop to explore and photograph its beautiful plaza and its surroundings. Yauco’s well-known coffee can be bought on its freshest state on the ‘plaza del mercado’, where farmers sell their home grown goods to the public.

Passing the entrance to Yauco’s town on the main road (carr.#2) there is an impresive “Platanal” or plaintain trees industrial plantations. This photography was taken from the roadside.

We hope you enjoyed our selection of EyeTour photographs and remember you can share your favorite places using the comments section below!


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