Ruta Panoramica gives Puerto Rico’s visitors the opportunity to witness the country’s majestic countryside from behind the wheel. The Ruta Panorámica, officially the Ruta Panorámica Luis Muñoz Marin, is a 167-mile (269 km) network of some 40 secondary roads which traverse the island of Puerto Rico from west to east, along its Cordillera Central.
The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. For safe driving along La Ruta Panoramica, consider avoiding the wet season which runs from August through to November. The drive is definitely worth it. Luis Muñoz Marín (born February 18, 1898, San Juan, Puerto Rico—died April 30, 1980, San Juan) was four-years a governor of Puerto Rico. Generally its safe to ride on this road all seasons except the rainy season, as the condition of the road becomes dreadful. Hence its best to avoid the rainy seasons. The route was finished in 1974 and it’s certainly breathtaking. Most of the route consists of three roads, PR-105, PR-143, and PR-182. The route starts in Mayagüez and ends in Maunabo. The first major segment of the route runs from Mayagüez to Maricao as Route 105, then from Adjuntas to Aibonito as Route 143, and then follows Route 182 toward Maunabo.