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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Peñuelas, Puerto Rico

Peñuelas, Puerto Rico Valley of the Flame Trees Peñuelas (PAIN-wai-lahs) is known as “The Valley of the Flamboyan Trees” and “The capital of the Güiro”. The patron saint is Holy Christ the Healer and the festivities held in his honor are held in September. There are also musical festivals during the summer months. The town is located on the south coast of the Island and is bordered by Adjuntas to the north, the Caribbean...

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Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce, Puerto Rico Pearl of the South Ponce (PON-sai) is known as the “Pearl of the South,” the “Noble City,” “The Lions,” and the “Genip City”. The patroness of Ponce is Our Lady of Guadeloupe. The municipality is located on the south coast of Puerto Rico. Is bordered on the north by Utuado and Jayuya, on the northwest by Adjuntas, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Juana Díaz, and...

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Salinas, Puerto Rico

Salinas, Puerto Rico Town of the Islander Dip Salinas (sah-LEE-nahs) is known as “The town of the Island Mojo” and its residents are called the Marlins. “Mojo” is a sauce that is used to marinate fried fish and is made from a base of tomato sauce, oil, garlic, bay leaves and onion. The patron saint of the municipality is the Virgin of Monserrate. Salinas is located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico. It...

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico Land of Champions Santa Isabel (SAHN-tah ee-sah-BEL) is known as the “Land of Champions” and the “City of Colts.” The patron saint is Santiago Apóstol. Santa Isabel is located on the south coast of Puerto Rico in the region known as the southern coastal plain. Is bordered on the north by the municipality of Coamo, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, on the east by the municipality of Salinas...

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Villalba, Puerto Rico

Villalba, Puerto Rico City of the Advancers Villalba (vee-YAHL-bah) is known as “Cuidad de los Avancinos”, the “City of Cooperatives” and the “City of Pigeon Peas.” Its residents are called Villalbeños. The patron saint is Nuestra Señora del Carmen. The municipality is known as the City of Advances because the first hydroelectric plant in Puerto Rico was built there in 1929. This event made Villalba the first town on the island to have electricity....

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Yauco, Puerto Rico

Yauco, Puerto Rico Land of Coffee Yauco (YOU-ko) is known as the “Coffee Town,” the “Taino Capital,” and the “Town of Corsicans.” Its patron saint is the Virgen del Santísimo Rosario. Its name comes from the Taino word Coayú or Coayuco, which was used to identify the region and is related etymologically to the word yuca or cassava. Yauco is bordered on the north by the municipalities of Maricao, Lares and Adjuntas, on the...

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