• Guavate, Puerto Rico

      Guavate is a small mountain town that's famous for one thing: Lechoneras. The town is filled with cafes that serve Lechon, a whole slow-roasted pig that is one of the most juicy, tender, and flavorful meat dishes that you'll ever find. These places also serve plenty of other Puerto Rican side dishes worth sampling, and on weekends many of the places also have live music.

      If you go:
      This can also be an easy day trip from San Juan, and while you're in the area, you may want to visit Bosque Estatal de Carite, a mountain preserve that's located right along the Ruta Panoramica, the scenic drive across the mountains that run east-west through the middle of the island.


      Puerto Rico Route 184
      Guavate, Puerto Rico 00736