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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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