A quiet hilltown in inland Cayey, Jájome has the feel of authentic Puerto Rico, for those seeking a less touristy, rural run. The mountain weather here is also significantly cooler than it is on the coast. Not strangely, the secret of Jájome has caught on among locals, and many runners travel here on weekends to get in their mileage and hill work. You’ll even find signs here telling cars to watch out for training athletes. While there are other runnable roads in the area, most athletes train on PR-15, an incredibly scenic route between Guayama and Cayey, with Jájome as it’s centerpiece. It’s a great spot to get away from the boardwalks and go for a long run, perfect for marathon training!
We’ve mapped the 8.3 miles between Guayama and Cayey on PR-15, coming right off the toll road. The first 2.5 miles are hilly, but then it levels out.
- Up to 16.6 miles (26 km) out and back
- 1701 feet -- the hilliest section is the first 2.5 miles (4k)
- Cayey or Jájome center
- Route 15