Cayo Batata

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Cayo Batata
Humacao Estuary.png
Humacao Estuary, with Cayo Batata in the southwest
Cayo Batata is located in Puerto Rico
Cayo Batata
Cayo Batata
Cayo Batata is located in Lesser Antilles
Cayo Batata
Cayo Batata
Cayo Batata is located in Caribbean
Cayo Batata
Cayo Batata
LocationHumacao, Puerto Rico
Coordinates18°6′56″N 65°46′17″W / 18.11556°N 65.77139°W / 18.11556; -65.77139Coordinates: 18°6′56″N 65°46′17″W / 18.11556°N 65.77139°W / 18.11556; -65.77139
Area4,679 m2 (50,360 sq ft)
Highest elevation12.1 m (39.7 ft)
Country United States
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Humacao

Cayo Batata is an uninhabited, grass-covered island, located at 18°06′56″N 65°46′17″W / 18.11556°N 65.77139°W / 18.11556; -65.77139, 1,969 feet (600 m) east of Morro de Humacao, the closest mainland feature (which is immediately south of the mouth of Río Humacao), in Humacao, Puerto Rico.


Nautical Chart of Cayo Batata area

The island is rectangular with sides between 197 to 230 feet (60 to 70 m) in length. It is up to 39.7 ft (12.1 m) high. The area is 50,364.34 square feet (4,679.00 m2) (Block 3060, Block Group 3, Census Tract 1805, Humacao Municipio, Puerto Rico). The island is part of Río Abajo barrio of Humacao.

A bare ledge, with five rocks and a reef, called Caballo Blanco (literally, White Horse, not to be confused with the islet of same name northwest of Vieques) awash and steep-to, is located 492 to 984 feet (150 to 300 m) east and south of Cayo Batata.

Cayo Santiago (Monkey Island), the second island belonging to Humacao, is located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) to the northeast.[1]