Bayamón is a city in Puerto Rico.
Driving from San Juan(from the east)or from Arecibo(west), you can get to Bayamón using Highway 22.
You can also use the train (Tren Urbano) arriving at the stations Jardines(neighborhood), Deportivo (mall and offices) or Bayamón (town center and historic area).
There is public transportation in the city which can be taken from the AMA (metro bus line) in the town center, near Bayamón train station.
Since public transport is limited and urbanization is sprawled in some areas of this city, it is recommended to use a car or taxi.
Parque de las Ciencias (Luis A. Ferré Science Park)
Paseo Lineal Río Bayamón- walk or bike along the river and up to the beach and see a nice landscape along the way
Museums: Francisco Oller Museum, Museo de las Muñecas (Doll Museum), Museo de Artes (Bayamón Art Museum)
Parque Central de los Niños(Children's Central Park)
Parque Forestal (Forest Park)
Centro Ambiental Santa Ana, Parque Julio Enrique Monagas - learn about nature, hike or receive a guided tour
Bayamón is not a major touristic town. It's historical areas are located just in the city center and include only a few Spanish era buildings. However, it is a good place to experience the daily live of metropolitan area residents.
Plaza del Sol, Plaza Rio Hondo, Cantón Mall, Drive-in Plaza Shopping Center, Bayamón Oeste Shopping Center, Rexville Towne Center, Rexville Shopping Center, Bayamón Norte Shopping Center, Santa Rosa Mall, Plaza Del Parque Shopping Center, Plaza Tropical Shopping Center, Victory Shopping Center, La Milagrosa Shopping Center, Bayamón Centro, Ciudad Jardin Shopping Center
The official food of Bayamón is chicharrón: fried pork rinds. This has a historic origin from the time the city was the area to raise cows and pigs to supply meat for San Juan during Spanish colonial years.
Piragua is a local version of the sno-cone. It's a drink made in a cone shape paper cup, with cone-shaped ice (which gives it it's name, since it resembles a pyramid) and its sold in many different fruit flavors, including popular ones such as strawberry, pina colada, banana, coconut and others.
At downtown Bayamon, like in most Puerto Rican city's down-towns, tourists will find vendors (usually men) selling cold drinks on vans, and-or fresh oranges. The oranges are cut in place by the seller and are not expensive, usually for $0.50 or less. They are also a delicious way to get refreshed during the hot Puerto Rican days.
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