Saturday, 24 March 2012

Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

I don't have too many postcards from Puerto Rico so when Giselle was offering postcards for a swap on the forum, I just couldn't say 'no'. She sent me this great view of her home town.

Adjuntas is a small mountainside municipality in Puerto Rico located central midwest of the island on the Central Mountain range (La Cordillera Central). Adjuntas is spread over 16 wards and Adjuntas Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Adjuntas is about two hours by car westward from the capital, San Juan. It is the principal city of the Adjuntas Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjuntas is nicknamed "the Switzerland of Puerto Rico", because of its relatively chilly weather. Many Puerto Rican mountain towns have colder weather than the rest of the island; Adjuntas is no exception: the average yearly weather is 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool weather attracts a good number of island tourists during the summer months. The town has a small hotel named Monte Rio and a good size parador, or country inn, called Villa Sotomayor. It also has the distinction of being the postal area with the lowest numerical ZIP code in the United States Postal Service (00601).

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