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Puerto Rico – Island of Enchantment

Puerto Rico Island of Enchantment Puerto Rico: The incredible geographic diversity, the rich and colorful history and the warm hospitality of Puerto Rico make the Island a unique place in the world. Our natural attractions are certainly breathtaking. The island of Puerto Rico is famous for its white sand beaches, bathed by a crystalline and colorful sea that moves between light blue and emerald green. Our island is a paradise for those who enjoy shopping because it has an infinity of shops. Here you can find everything from the...

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Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Adjuntas, Puerto Rico City of the Sleeping Giant Adjuntas (ahd-HOON-tahs) is known as the “City of the Sleeping Giant”, the “Land of Lakes”, and the “Switzerland of the Americas”. The Cidra Festival takes place in Adjuntas each year in March. The patron saint festival is held around August 21, which is San Joaquín and Santa Ana Day. Adjuntas is part of the western region of the central mountain range, which gives it its mountainous topography. It is bordered on the north by Lares and Utuado; on the south by...

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Aguada, Puerto Rico

Aguada, Puerto Rico Sotomayor’s Villa Aguada (ah-GWAH-dah) is known as “El Pueblo Playero” (Beach Town), “La Ciudad del Vaticano”, “Sotomayor’s Villa” and “Villa de San Francisco de Asís”, this last name in reference to the town’s patron saint. There’s also a say, “Por Aguada fue” which means that Aguada was the first place where Christopher Columbus landed. Aguada is located on the island’s western region. On the north, it borders the Atlantic ocean and the municipality of Aguadilla; on the south, are the municipalities of Rincón and Añasco; on...

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico The Water Hole Villa Aguadilla (ah-gwah-DEE-yah) is known popularly as the “city of springs.” The nickname comes from the spring or Río Chiquito, known today as the Parterre. Aguadilla is also known as the “town of sharks”, the “new garden of the Atlantic” and the place where “even the stones sing”. A town of traditions, Aguadilla celebrates a festival in honor of its patron saint, Saint Charles Borromeo, in November. Aguadilla is located on the northwest coast of the island. It is bordered on the north...

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Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico City Of Clear Waters Aguas Buenas is known as the “City of Clear Waters” and the “Oasis of Puerto Rico”. The patron saint festival, in honor of Our Lady of Monserrate, is held in early September. This municipality is located in the center of the island and is part of the region known as the eastern humid mountains. It is about 259 meters above sea level. Aguas Buenas is bordered on the north by Bayamón, Guaynabo and Río Piedras; on the south by Cidra; to...

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Aibonito, Puerto Rico

Aibonito, Puerto Rico City Of Flowers Aibonito (ei-bo-NEE-to) is known as “the garden of Puerto Rico” and the “city of flowers”. Aibonito is known for its poultry industry as well as its flowers and ornamental plants. The patron saint is Saint Joseph, although the patron saint’s festival is dedicated to St. James the Apostle, and held around July 25. Traditionally the festivities include low Mass, ringing of bells, fireworks, contests, lanterns and charanga music. The aiboniteños are proud of the natural beauty of their town, which makes it attractive...

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Añasco, Puerto Rico

Añasco, Puerto Rico Where The Gods Die Añasco (ah-NYAHS-ko) is known as “the town where the gods die,” “the puff pastry town,” “the blood sausage town,” and “the natives.” The patron saint is Saint Anthony the Abbot. Añasco is located in the valleys of the west coast of the island, and is bordered by the Río Grande de Añasco. It is bordered by the towns of Rincón, Aguada, and Moca to the north; Mayagüez to the south; San Sebastián and Las Marías to the east; and the Mona Channel...

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Arecibo, Puerto Rico Captain Correa Villa Arecibo (ah-re-SEE-boh) is a municipality on the north coast of the island. It is known as the “Village of Captain Correa,” in honor of the heroic acts of Antonio de los Reyes Correa, who defended the village of Arecibo from the attack by the English in 1702. The Spanish colonel was awarded the Royal Effigy medal by the Spanish crown and was promoted to captain. Arecibo residents celebrate various festivals during the year. Among the most important are the Patron Saint Festival in...

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Arroyo, Puerto Rico

Arroyo, Puerto Rico The Pleasing Town Arroyo (ah-RO-yo) is known as the “Pueblo ingrato” (The ungrateful town), el Pueblo grato (The pleasant town), and “Los bucaneros” (Buccaneers). Its patron is Virgin of Our Lady of Carmen. Arroyo is located on the south of the island. It borders with the municipality of Patillas on the north; the Caribbean Sea to the south; to the west with Guayama and to the east with the municipality of Patillas. Geographically, it belongs to the Ponce-Patillas alluvial plain subregion in the region known as...

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Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

Barceloneta, Puerto Rico Industrial City Barceloneta is known as “The Industrial City” and “The Home Town of Sixto Escobar.” The Patron Saint is Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the festival in her honor is celebrated in July. Barceloneta is rich in tradition and boasts an extensive literary and musical folklore. Its trovadores and improvisadores (traditional folk singers and improvisers) perform a ten-line verse form called décimas campesinas, religious or patriotic themes being the most popular. Barceloneta is located on the north central coast of the Island. It is...

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Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

Barranquitas, Puerto Rico Home of Notable Citizens Barranquitas (bahr-rahn-KEE-tahs) is known as “the birthplace of founding fathers,” “the birthplace of craft fairs,” “the altar of the Nation,” and “Luis Muñoz Rivera’s town.” The name of the town comes from the clayey ditches cut into the earth by running water, gullies that are called barrancas, the diminutive of which is barranquitas. The patron saint is Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast is celebrated on June 13. Another important festival is the crafts fair, for Barranquitas is an important crafts center,...

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Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bayamón, Puerto Rico Pork Ring City Bayamón (bah-yah-MON) is known as the “pork rind city”. The patron saint’s festival is dedicated to the Holy Cross, and it is held late in April and the beginning of May. The city’s economy is based on commerce and manufacturing. The municipality is located in the north central area of Puerto Rico and is bordered on the north by Toa Baja and Cataño, on the south by Aguas Buenas and Comerío, to the east by Guaynabo and to the west by Naranjito, Toa...

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Cofresí’s Town Cabo Rojo (KAH-bo, ro-ho) is known as the “Cofresí’s town,” “the hatchetmen,” “Betances birthplace” and “the capital of internal tourism in Puerto Rico”. The geography of this town is characterized by the diversity of its geography, its natural resources, and the diversity of its ecosystems. Its beautiful landscapes include beaches as Combate, Boquerón, Playa Sucia, Puerto Angelino, Joyuda, lagoons (Atolladero, Joyuda, Guaniquilla, and Boquerón Channel), bays (Bramadero, Puerto Real, Boca Prieta, Boquerón, Salinas and Sucia), salt flats, the Boquerón State Forest, and the...

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Caguas, Puerto Rico

Caguas, Puerto Rico City of the Turabo Caguas (KAH-gwahs) is known as the “City of the Turabo” because it is spread out along the Turabo River valley. The city is also known as “the criollo city” or “the heart of Boriquén”. The festivities are celebrated near December 24 in honor of the Sweet Name of Jesus. The municipality is located in the central eastern part of the island in the geographical subregion called the Caguas or the Turabo River valley. It is bordered on the north by San Juan...

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Camuy, Puerto Rico

Camuy, Puerto Rico Romantic City Camuy (kahm-WEE) is known as the “Romantic City”, the “Sandwalkers” City” and the “City of the Taino Sun”. The patron saint is Saint Joseph and the patron saint’s festival is celebrated in March. The municipality is in the northern central area of Puerto Rico and is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Lares and San Sebastián, on the east by the municipality of Hatillo, and on the west by Quebradillas. It is located in the northern coastal plain,...

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Canóvanas, Puerto Rico

Canóvanas, Puerto Rico Valiant Town Canóvanas (kah-NO-vah-nahs) is known as the “brave town” an allusion to the feat of the cacique Yuira who lost her own life defending Spaniards against the tainos. It is also known as the “race town” where Camarero horse-racing track, Puerto Rico’s only racetrack, is located, and “the town of the Chupacabras”. The patron of the municipality is Our Lady of the Pillar. Canóvanas is located on the northeast area of Puerto Rico and is bordered on the north by Loíza, on the south by...

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Carolina, Puerto Rico

Carolina, Puerto Rico Land of Giants Carolina (kah-ro-LEE-nah) is known as the “Land of Giants” and the town of the “arm choppers.” The “Land of Giants” comes from a carolinense named Felipe Birriel Fernández, who was called “the Carolina Giant,” because he was seven feet and eleven inches tall. The latter phrase comes from an old custom of solving disputes in a machete duel. Carolina is the fourth largest city on the island. The patron saint is Saint Ferdinand of the Carolinas. Carolina is on the northeast coast of...

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Cataño, Puerto Rico

Cataño, Puerto Rico The Town That Refused To Die Cataño (kah-TAH-no) is known as the “antechamber of the capital”, “the town that refused to die”, “the forgotten town”, “the crab catchers’ town”, and “the ferry-riders’ town”. It’s the smallest town in Puerto Rico. The patron saint’s festival is held in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Cataño is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico, on the shores of the San Juan harbor and is bordered on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; by Toa...

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Cayey, Puerto Rico

Cayey, Puerto Rico Mist City Cayey (kei-YAI) is known as the “Misty City,” the “City of Mount Torito,” and the “City of the Golden Coquí”. The patroness is Our Lady of the Assumption, whose festival is held in August. Located in the mountainous region of Puerto Rico, Cayey faces the south coast. It is bordered on the north by Cidra and Caguas, on the south by Salinas and Guayama, on the east by Caguas, San Lorenzo, and Patillas, and on the west by Aibonito and Salinas. There are many...

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Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Ceiba, Puerto Rico Soup Eaters Ceiba (sai-EE-bah) and its residents are known as “soup eaters” and the “Marlins” and the town is known as the “Marlin City.” The patron saint is San Antonio de Padua. Ceiba is bordered on the north by the municipality of Fajardo, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea and on the west by the municipality of Naguabo. Topographically, Ceiba is part of the region known as the eastern coastal valleys. Its soil, mostly alluvial, was formed by...

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Ciales, Puerto Rico

Ciales, Puerto Rico The Cojoba City Ciales (see-AH-les) is known as the “cojoba town,” “the land of coffee,” and “the town of the brave. The patron saint is Our Lady of the Rosary. Ciales is located on the northern side of the Central Mountain Range. It is bordered on the north by Arecibo, Florida and Manatí; on the south by Orocovis; on the east by Morovis and Orocovis; and on the west by Utuado and Jayuya. Three geographic regions converge in the municipality: the humid hills of the North;...

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Cidra, Puerto Rico

Cidra, Puerto Rico City of the Eternal Spring Cidra (SEE-drah) is known as the “town of eternal spring” because of its cool temperatures. Their patron saint festivities in the name of Nuestra Señora del Carmen are celebrated during the month of July. This municipality, located in the east-central region of the island, borders the municipalities of Comerio and Aguas Buenas on the north and Cayey on the south, Aibonito lies to the west and Caguas to the east. The municipality is located on a plateau surrounded by mountains and...

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Coamo, Puerto Rico

Coamo, Puerto Rico The Villa of San Blas de Illescas Coamo (ko-AH-mo) is known as the “Villa of San Blas de Illescas”, “the old town”, “the town of the thermal waters”, and “the center of the universe”, the towns people are known as the “marathon runners”. The name of the town, a Taino word, means “extended plain”. The patron saint is San Blas de Illescas, whose day is celebrated on February 3. Another traditional festival, the day of Our Lady of Candlemas, is celebrated on February 2. The world-famous...

Comerío, Puerto Rico

Comerío, Puerto Rico The Pearl of The Plata Comerío (ko-me-REE-o) is known as “the Pearl of La Plata” and “the town of the guabaleros”, the latter referring to a kind of spider called guabá. It was first known as Sabana del Palmar because of the many royal palms that grew on a plantation called El Palmar, the site where the town was founded. The town patron is Holy Christ the Healer, honored in the festival held around the 6th of August. Comerío is located in the central-eastern region of...

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Corozal, Puerto Rico

Corozal, Puerto Rico The Birthplace of Volleyball Corozal (ko-ro-ZAHL) residents are known as known as “The plantain farmers,” because of the huge numbers of plantains planted in the mountains of the municipality. The municipality is also called the “birthplace of volleyball” and the “Capital of the Center of the Island”. Corozal’s patron saint festival honors the Holy Family and is held in the month of January. The town also has a Plantain Festival. Corozal is located in the west central region of the island, close to the north coast....

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra, Puerto Rico Little Island Culebra (koo-LAI-brah) is an island municipality located to the east of Puerto Rico and separated from the main island by the Vieques Passage. It was earlier known as San Ildefonso and as “the Passage Island.” The island is referred to as “where the sun rises on Puerto Rico”, “the little island”, “the last of the Virgins,” and “the island town”. The patron is Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whose festival is held on July 16. Other important events include tournaments, sports events, and crafts...

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Dorado, Puerto Rico

Dorado, Puerto Rico Golden City Dorado (do-RAH-do) is known as the “cleanest town in Puerto Rico” and the “golden city”. The patron saint is Saint Anthony of Padua. The town of Dorado is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Toa Alta, on the east by Toa Baja, and on the west by Vega Alta. The hydrographic system of the town is comprised of the La Plata River (formerly called the Toa) and its...

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Florida, Puerto Rico

Florida, Puerto Rico City of The Cayenalisa Pineapple Florida (flo-REE-dah) is known as the “Tierra del Río Encantado,” the “Tierra de los Mogotes,” and the “Pueblo de la Piña Cayenalisa”. . Florida is the only municipality composed of one single barrio, Florida Adentro. Its patron saint is Nuestra Señora de la Merced , whose festival is held during the last week of September. Florida is located between the northern coast of the island and the...

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Fajardo, Puerto Rico The Hard Faces Fajardo (fah-HAHR-do) is known as the “Town of the Tough Faces,” because of how the residents fought off enemies during Spanish colonial times. Due to its location, it is also known as “The City of the Rising Sun” since it is the town on the main island of Puerto Rico where the sun first rises. The town is the transportation center between the main island of Puerto Rico and the island municipalities of Culebra and Vieques. Fajardo is located on the far eastern...

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Guánica, Puerto Rico

Guánica, Puerto Rico Friendship City Guánica (GWAH-nee-kah) is known as “El Pueblo de la Amistad,” “Los Jueyeros,” “El Pueblo de las Doce Calles,”and “La Puerta de la Cultura” (Friendship Town, The Crabbers, Town of the Twelve Streets, Portal to Culture). The town’s patron saint is Saint James the Apostle, whose festival is celebrated on July 25. Other important celebrations are the Fish Festival held every year in April, and the annual commemoration on August 12 of the day when Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León landed at Guánica’s bay....

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Guayama, Puerto Rico

Guayama, Puerto Rico Town of Wizards Guayama (gwah-YAH-mah) is known as the “Town of the Witches” and the “City of the Guamaní.” The patron saint of Guayama is Saint Anthony of Padua. Guayama is bordered on the north by the municipality of Cayey, on the east by Patillas and Arroyo, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by Salinas. Although it is part of the southern coastal plain, the Jájome range 2,395 feet high and Cayey range rise to the north of the municipality. The...

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Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Agüeybaná’s Land Guayanilla (gwah-yah-NEE-yah) is known as the “Land of Agüeybaná” and the “Fishermen’s Village” and its residents are known as the “mare riders.” The patron saint of Guayanilla is the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. This zone is considered one of the most important tropical marine areas in the Caribbean. It is bordered on the north by the municipality of Adjuntas, on the east by Peñuelas, on the south by the Caribbean Sea and on the west by the municipality of Yauco. Geographically, it is...

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s First Settlement Guaynabo (gwei-NAH-bo) is located in the northern part of Puerto Rico. It is known as “el primer poblado de Puerto Rico,” “la ciudad de los conquistadores,” “la capital del deporte,” “las ruinas de Caparra,” and “el pueblo del Carnaval Mabó” (Puerto Rico’s first settlement, city of the conquistadors, sports capital, ruins of Caparra, Mabó carnival town). The municipality is located on the northern coast of the island is bounded by the San Juan bay and the town of Cataño to the north,...

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Gurabo, Puerto Rico Town of Stairways Gurabo (goo-RAH-bo) is known as the “town of the staircases”, because of the extensive and colorful stairways located in the town. The nickname for residents is “gurabeños”. The municipality of Gurabo is located in the east-central part of Puerto Rico. It is bordered by Trujillo Alto on the north, San Lorenzo on the south, Carolina and Juncos on the east and Caguas on the west. It is part of three distinct geographic regions. The southern portion is part of the eastern mountainous zone....

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Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Hatillo, Puerto Rico Milk Industry Capital Hatillo (ah-TEE-yo) is known as the “Milk Industry Capital”, “Hatillo of our Hearts”, the “Land of the Green Fields”, the “Town with no Soup” and “The Ranchers” Town”. The annual patron saint’s festival is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The town also celebrates the traditional Day of the Masks, on December 28th, the Day of the Holy Innocents. Hatillo is located in northwest, north coast of Puerto Rico. Its bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north, the town of Utuado...

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Hormigueros, Puerto Rico

Hormigueros, Puerto Rico Town of Our Lady of Monserrate Hormigueros (or-mee-GAI-ros) is known as the “Town of Our Lady of Monserrate”, “miracle town” and “the pilgrim’s town”. The patron saint is Our Lady of Monserrat. Hormigueros is located in the western coastal plains and western side of Puerto Rico. It is bordered on the north by Mayagüez, on the south by Cabo Rojo and San Germán, on the east by San Germán and on the west by Cabo Rojo. The town is located in the western humid mountains and...

Humacao, Puerto Rico

Humacao, Puerto Rico Pearl of The Oriente Humacao (oo-mah-KOU) is known as “the Pearl of the East,” “the gray city,” and “the bone-gnawers”. The patron saint is Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and the Catholic church is dedicated to the Sweet Name of Jesus. Humacao is located on the east coast of Puerto Rico and is part of the eastern coastal valleys. It is bordered by the municipalities of Naguabo on the north, Yabucoa on the south, and Las Piedras on the west, and to the east by the...

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Isabela, Puerto Rico

Isabela, Puerto Rico The Northwestern Garden Isabela (ee-sah-BAI-lah) is known as “the garden of the northwest”, “los gaillos” (the young roosters) and “the town of quesitos de hoja” (traditional Puerto Rican white string cheese). The patron saint of Isabela is Saint Anthony of Padua. The town of Isabela is in the northern coastal plains. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the town of San Sebastián, on the east by Quebradillas, and on the west by Aguadilla and Moca. The southern region...

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Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Mona Island, Puerto Rico Amoná Mona Island is known as the island of “Amoná” and is located at a distance of 73.6 kilometers (45.7 miles) from the western coast of Puerto Rico. Mona Island is one of the places where we can find a almost infinite variety of wild life. This fauna goes from insects, reptiles, marine turtles, and birds. Mona Island is not a vocational center nor a tourist center. It is an area of great ecological value that the Department of Natural Resources has made available to...

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Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Jayuya, Puerto Rico Town of The Three Peaks Jayuya (hah-YOO-yah) is known as the “Town of The Three Peaks”, “High Ground,” the “Town of the Tomato,” the “Town of the Three Peaks,” the “Indigenous Capital of Puerto Rico,” the “Overlook of Puerto Rico” and the “Artisan Mecca.” The autonomous municipality of Jayuya is located in the central region of Puerto Rico. It is bordered by Utuado and Ciales on the north, by Ponce, Juana Díaz and Orocovis on the south, by Ciales on the east and Utuado on the...

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Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico

Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico Mabí City Juana Díaz (HWAH-nah DEE ahz) is known as “the Mabí City”, “the city of the Jacaguas River”, the “city of the Three Kings”, and the “Bethlehem of Puerto Rico”. This municipality is where the centuries-old tradition of Three Kings Day is celebrated with the most enthusiasm. The famous kings have traveled to Rome to meet Pope John Paul II. The patron saint is Saint Raymond Nonnatus, whose day is celebrated on August 31. Juana Díaz is located in southern and south coast of...

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Juncos, Puerto Rico

Juncos, Puerto Rico Valenciano City Juncos (HOON-kos) is known as the “Valencian City” and its residents are known as the “Valencian Mules.” The patron saint is the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Juncos is bordered on the north by the municipality of Carolina, on the east by Las Piedras, on the south by San Lorenzo and Las Piedras and on the west by San Lorenzo. It is located in the southeastern part of the island. Geographically, it is part of the Cayey Range region. In the north are the...

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Lajas, Puerto Rico

Lajas, Puerto Rico Cardinal City Lajas (LAH-huz) is known as the “Cardinal City” and “The rock throwers”. The patron saint is the Virgin of Candelaria, whose festival is held in February. The municipality has become a favored site for tourism, both for locals and foreigners. La Parguera is a tourism center that includes the phosphorescent bay and mangrove canals. The municipality is situated in the southwest part of Puerto Rico. It is bordered on the north by the town of San Germán and slightly by Sabana Grande on the...

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Lares, Puerto Rico

Lares, Puerto Rico The City Of The Revolt Lares (LAH-res) is known as the “the Town of The Grito”, “Capital of the Mountains” and the “Altar of the Fatherland”. Lares is located in the west central region of the island. It is bordered to the north by the town of Camuy, on the south by Yauco and Maricao, on the west by San Sebastián and Las Marías and on the east by Hatillo, Adjuntas and Utuado. Geographically, the municipality is part of the zone known as the central mountainous...

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Las Marías, Puerto Rico

Las Marías, Puerto Rico Town Of The Sweet Orange Las Marías (lahs mah-REE-yahs) is known as the “pueblo de la china dulce” (Town of Sweet Oranges) and “ciudad de los cítricos” (Citrus Fruit City). The town’s patron saint is the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The town is set in the western region of Puerto Rico. This western Puerto Rican town is bounded by the municipalities of San Sebastián to the north, Maricao to the south, Lares to the east, and Mayagüez and Añasco to the west. Las Marías is...

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Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

Las Piedras, Puerto Rico Artesian City Las Piedras (lahs pee-AI-drahs) is known as the “City of Artisan” and its residents are called pedreños or pedrenses. The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception is the patron saint. Las Piedras is the site of the origin of the Humacao River. It is bordered on the north by the municipality of Río Grande, on the east by Naguabo and Humacao, on the west by Juncos and San Lorenzo, and on the south by the municipality of Yabucoa. Geographically, it is part of the...

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Loíza, Puerto Rico

Loíza, Puerto Rico Capital of Tradition Loíza (loo-EE-zah) is known as the “The Capital of Tradition,” “The santeros” and “The coconut producers.” The patron saint is Saint Patrick, but the festivities in honor of the patron saint are dedicated to Saint James the Apostle. The festival is one of its principal attractions, especially because of the colorfully dressed vejigantes. Loíza is located on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. Is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the municipality of Canóvanas, on the east...

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Luquillo, Puerto Rico Sun Capital Luquillo (loo-KEE-yo) is known as the “City of Eternal Summer”, the “Sunshine Capital” and the “Puerto Rico Riviera”. The nicknames for residents are “the tourists” and “the coconut eaters”. Luquillo is located in the northeast of the island. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south and the east by Fajardo and on the west by Río Grande. It covers 67 square kilometers (26 square miles) in area. The municipality is part of the northern coastal plains region. It...

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Manatí, Puerto Rico

Manatí, Puerto Rico Metropolitan City Manatí (mah-nah-TEE) is known as the “Athens of Puerto Rico,” an appellation that arose from the development of the town as a cultural center during the first decades of the 20th century. Manatí is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico. Is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Ciales and Morovis; on the east by Vega Baja; and on the west by Barceloneta and Florida. The town is in the northern coastal plain and the karst area,...

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Maricao, Puerto Rico

Maricao, Puerto Rico Town of Indian Settlements Maricao (mah-ree-KOU) is known as the “town of the Indian villages”, the “town of the Monte del Estado”, the “town of legend and romance” and the “land of coffee”. The patron saint is Saint John the Baptist. Maricao is located in the west central region of Puerto Rico. The town is located in the central mountain range, in the region of the humid mountains of the West. Maricao is bordered on the north by Mayagüez, Las Marías, and Lares; on the south...

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