About Cascada Las Delicias
Cascada Las Delicias (or Cascada de las Delicias) gave us one of our more intimate waterfalling experiences as it seemed to be secluded despite being close to the town of Jayuya.
It actually consisted of two waterfalls, which were both set back from the road so they are pretty easy to miss if you’re not looking for them.
That said, when we made our visit on a rainy day in April 2022, there was one person who was here before he took off just as we showeed up.
So I suspect this place isn’t all that unknown, but you’ll definitely need to self-drive the narrow and winding mountain roads of Cordillera Central (i.e. the central mountains of Puerto Rico).
Las delicias means “the delights” in Spanish, and we certainly found this waterfall to be refreshingly intimate and delightful.
In order to experience this place, we actually had to park a short distance to the east of the bridge containing the waterfall’s creek towards an unsigned pullout (see directions below).
Then, we walked back along the PR-533 road towards the aforementioned bridge before following a use trail on the right side of the bridge upstream towards the waterfalls.
After barely a few minutes of following the path, we arrived at the lower waterfall, which was fronted by lots of slippery rocks as well as a small plunge pool.
However, in order to reach the upper waterfall (which was already partially visible from here), we had to cross the creek on those slippery rocks, and then carefully climb alongside the very slick slab holding up the lower cascade to get past it.
Then, after getting past the lower waterfall, we were home free to scramble our way up to the taller, upper Las Delicias Waterfall.
This upper waterfall featured a roughly 10m plunge onto some kind of ledge that seemed to lead to some kind of alcove or cave to the far right.
I couldn’t tell if there was a way to get up to it safely (we didn’t really try), but from what I could tell, it wasn’t all that obvious to reach so we didn’t do it.
In total, we probably spent a little less than an hour away from the car (which gives you an idea of how short this scramble was despite the slippery obstacles).
And besides the one person that we saw who just left when we first showed up in the late morning, there was no one else around during our visit.
Cascada Las Delicias resides in the municipality of Ciales even though it’s closer to the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. As far as I know, it is administered by the local government in Ciales. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, you can try to visit their Instagram page (in Spanish).
Cascada Las Delicias is an almost roadside waterfall near the PR-533 east of Jayuya.
While driving east of Jayuya along the PR-141 before keeping right to stay on the PR-533, we’d eventually encounter the road bridge spanning the stream responsible for the Cascada Las Delicias.
As far as distances were concerned, we drove about 2.5 miles along the PR-141 as we left Jayuya, and then continued another 2.7 miles to the road bridge before the waterfall.
However, there wasn’t a pullout immediately in the area so we had to drive a little further to the east of the bridge for another 300ft or so before we finally found a pullout to stop the car.
By the way, had we gone in the opposite direction, then the pullout would be on the right side about 1.3 miles west of the PR-149 intersection with the PR-533.
For geographical context, Jayuya was 25km (about an hour drive) northwest of Villalba, about 36km (over an hour drive) north of Juana Díaz about 39km (about an hour drive) north of Ponce, 32km (over an hour drive) southwest of Ciales, about 25km (an hour drive) east of Utuado, 41km (over an hour drive) west of Orocovis, about 49km (about 90 minutes drive) west of Barranquitas, and about 103km (about 2 hours drive) southwest of San Juan.
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