Monday, November 10, 2014

Exploring Maricao

{La Torre de Piedra was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps}

{oranges everywhere}

{beautiful gold leaves from the Chrysophyllum cainito}

{coffee growing in town across from the cafe}

{throwing legume boats into the stream at a park in Maricao}

{Bauhinia with camel-foot leaves}
{mysterious seed pod}
{Coffea robusta along the roadside}

Saturday we drove up into the mountains to Maricao for the second time. We visited a beautiful stone tower (La Torre de Piedra) built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Maricao State Forest. The view from the top was beautiful. We really enjoyed the cooler weather that comes with driving up that high in elevation (just under 1000'). Any spot along the drive you'll see a lot of coffee plants growing on the mountain sides on private land. Maricao really is a nice, little town that seems tidy and clean with new municipal buildings throughout the town. Ben remembered a nice cafe from when he was here on his interview at UPR and we had lunch there, right along Rio Maricao. These little cafes make the best toasted sandwiches! And cheap. Two sandwiches, three pastries, all for $10.

1 comment:

  1. I love the cute pony tail with the pink back pack!


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