Jayuya is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the mountainous center region of the island, north of Ponce east of Utuado and west of Ciales. Jayuya is spread over 18 wards and Jayuya Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is the principal city of the Jayuya Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Due to its location, Jayuya is usually mentioned as the obligatory municipality to visit when visiting the center of the island of Puerto Rico. There are several landmarks for tourists to consider like the Nemesio Canales Museum and the Cemí Museum, both located in the same valley. Also, the Taíno Tomb in the city's downtown has the remains of a Taíno Indian found in an excavation. Nearby, there's a monument to Chief Hayuya, cacique of the region.
In the outskirts of the city, tourists can visit the Cerro de Punta
, highest peak in the island of Puerto Rico, as well as the other mountains mentioned (Tres Picachos
, for example). The Toro Negro State Forest can also be reached through the city. Tourists can stay at several lodgings in the city. Two of the most known are Hacienda Gripiñas and Hacienda Casa Taina.