Your old pal Don Dees and his family are heading out to the mountains of Puerto Rico. We're going to be staying at one of the paradores located in Utuado close to Lago Dos Bocas (Two Mouths Lake). We're looking forward to spending some time getting to know the central/western mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central.
Did you know?
- In land area Utuado is the third largest municipality in Puerto Rico (after Arecibo and Ponce).
- According to the 2000 US Census the city has a population of 35,336 spread over 24 wards and Utuado Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city).
- The name Utuado derives from the Taíno word “otoao", meaning "between mountains."
- In 1906 Utuado had the honor of being visited by President Theodore Roosevelt, who recommended building a bridge in the area known as "La Playita."