In order to attract more tourist to the Mountain Region area of Puerto Rico, which is becoming a favorite among nature lovers, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company will invest $57 million in a number of projects. Some of the projects, in the Mountain Region area of Puerto Rico, will place special emphasis on ecotourism and agritourism.
The towns of the Mountain Region of Puerto Rico are: Aguas Buenas, Cidra, Cayey, Comerío, Aibonito, Naranjito, Barranquitas, Corozal, Orocovis, Morovis, Ciales, Jayuya, Florida, Utuado, Adjuntas and Lares. The following are some of the projects that will begin this year: Hacienda Lealtad, a $2 million agritourism 7-room hotel in Lares; Hotel Media Luna, a $2 million, 18-room hotel in Comerío; and Hacienda Negrón, a 60-room, $4 million hotel proposed for Ciales. Once the new hotels begin operating, the area will have nearly 550 rooms.
The Mountain Region of Puerto Rico is home to the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park, in Orocovis, and has become one of the most visited ecotourism parks in the region. Adventure seekers flock to the park, which welcomes an average of 400 to 500 people a day.
Other projects planned for the Mountain Region of Puerto Rico are: Hacienda Brisas Frescas in Corozal - 16 rooms, $5.5 million investment; Hacienda Verde in Utuado - 30 rooms, $2 million investment; Eco-Parque del Tanamá in Utuado - 68 rooms, $5 million investment; Club Caribe in Cidra - 104 rooms, $20 million investment; and Los Aviones in Barranquitasa - 15 rooms, $1.7 million investment.