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See another side of Puerto Rico

This is a great way not only to see great views but to experience Puerto Rican rural life. Many... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Cambridge, MA
Not for the weak heart, fear of heights or narrow roads -- have good maps or GPS

We only drove part of the route in the area of PR 184 to check out the lechonerias (whole pig... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2016
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“san juan”(6 reviews)
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A series of curvy roads link the island’s east and west coast. The three-day route is studded with small villages and farms.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m sure parts of this route are lovely. But beware the stretch around Yauco to Maricao, especially coming up from the South. One lane. Very harrowing. Believe it’a highway 120/365.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CindyS4256
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We decided to take the panoramic route from Cabo Rojo back to San Juan to see parts of PR off the beaten path. Truly some amazing panoramic views along the way. It's slow and in some spots very narrow roads. Glad we spent the day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank PaulP52
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A Beautiful drive with lots of photo opportunities, either from the passengers seat or by pulling over at one of the various look out points.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank gloria601
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a great way not only to see great views but to experience Puerto Rican rural life. Many people take great pride in their homes and their are beautiful houses and small communities to see along the way. And there is much raw open...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank patisson
Reviewed 4 March 2018

After hurricane Maria there are sections in different towns that it is difficult to pass or impossible because the road is damaged / Despues del huracan Maria hay unos tramos en diferentes Pueblos que se hace dificil pasar o imposible porque la carretera se dano

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JOSE R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Shouldn't need to say this but if the weather is not clear this route is not worth the time. Even though you cant see much in clouds it was interesting to see houses and other establishments perch on the hills on the winding mountain road....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Ok if you cant handle a ton of sphincter tight moments or having to change your shorts a few times dont bother driving this. Its hairpins, one lanes, blown out roads, just crazy stuff. My wife and I loved it! It was our honeymoon from...More

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank lurvuc
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a trip from Puerto Rico where we decided to rent a jeep and drive there version of the Blue Ridge Parkway. After getting to the island I was dumb enough to read some of the reviews on here. They got me...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank batmaninsc
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We only drove part of the route in the area of PR 184 to check out the lechonerias (whole pig roasters) around km 27.7. The roads were reasonably maintained, only at times so narrow it was harrowing when passing opposing cars. I can't imagine being...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kimo66
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We did the "Ruta Panoramica" over 2 days east to west. It was quite an enjoyable trip and I would recommend it if you have the time. The road is not super-well marked but there are enough signs at each intersection where you have to...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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18 August 2018|
Response from patisson | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in two AIRBNBs, one in San Juan the and one at the other end of the island. There isn't much info on the Ruta Panoramica but I found it quite drivable and if you locate it on Googlemaps you will be ok. People along... More
Miriam S
11 May 2018|
Response from patisson | Reviewed this property |
I think the whole route is now open -- I drove a large part of it but not either end. Note, however, that there may still be blockages on certain roads connecting in. I had to do a number of diversions, but if you have... More