Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Municipio de Naguabo
Town and Municipality
Naguabo - Rio Blanco offstream reservoir IMG 1682.jpg
Flag of Naguabo
"Cuna de Grandes Artistas", "Los Enchumbaos"
Anthem: "Naguabo es mi Pueblo"
Location of Naguabo in Puerto Rico
Location of Naguabo in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°13′10″N 65°44′12″W / 18.21944°N 65.73667°W / 18.21944; -65.73667Coordinates: 18°13′10″N 65°44′12″W / 18.21944°N 65.73667°W / 18.21944; -65.73667
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
FoundedJuly 15, 1821
 • MayorNoé Marcano (PNP)
 • Senatorial dist.7 - Humacao
 • Representative dist.35
 • Total60.1 sq mi (155.57 km2)
 • Land52.1 sq mi (135 km2)
 • Water7.9 sq mi (20.57 km2)
 • Total26,720
 • Density440/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Zip code
00718, 00744
Major RoutesPR primary 3.svg PR primary 31.svg CR 191 jct wide.svg CR 192 jct wide.svg CR 205 jct wide.svg
Toll plate yellow.svg
PR primary 53.svg

Naguabo (Spanish pronunciation: [naˈɣwaβo]) is a municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras. Naguabo is spread over 8 wards and Naguabo Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Naguabo is said to be the birthplace of the pastelillo de chapín, which is a popular food in Puerto Rico. It is trunkfish wrapped inside a flour dough that is deep fried. Pastelillo de chapín can be found in almost any seaside establishment on the island.


Naguabo[1] is located in the southeast region of Puerto Rico. The northern part is within the Luquillo Mountain Range, which contain the Picos (tips) of the Este and the Oeste, at 3,448 and 3,346 feet (1,051 and 1,020 m) of altitude above sea level, respectively.[citation needed][2]


Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Naguabo is subdivided into barrios.[3][4][5][6]



Landmarks and places of interest[edit]

  • Algodones Key
  • El Yunque National Forest (South Side via PR State Road 191 - Closed at KM 13 (mile marker 8.1) (approx.) due to Road Closure)
  • Naguabo Beach
  • Punta Lima Beach
  • Ramón Rivero "Diplo" Monument
  • Tropical Beach
  • Yudelmi Center
  • Pedro Flores Monument
  • Hucares Waterfront (El Malecón - Boardwalk)
  • City Square (Plaza De Recreo)


Festivals and events[edit]


There is public transportation in Naguabo. It operates from 6:00 a.m. using the "Pisicorre" bus.[8][9] There are 52 bridges in Naguabo.[10]

Books about Naguabo[edit]

Historia de Naguabo by Carmelo Rosario Natal

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Naguabo Municipality - Municipalities - EnciclopediaPR". Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades (FPH).
  2. ^ "Barrios de Puerto Rico: Barrio Daguao de Naguabo". PBS Learning Media. Florida PBS. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ Picó, Rafael; Buitrago de Santiago, Zayda; Berrios, Hector H. Nueva geografía de Puerto Rico: física, económica, y social, por Rafael Picó. Con la colaboración de Zayda Buitrago de Santiago y Héctor H. Berrios. San Juan Editorial Universitaria, Universidad de Puerto Rico,1969.
  4. ^ Gwillim Law (20 May 2015). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-4766-0447-3. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  5. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
  6. ^ "Map of Naguabo at the Wayback Machine" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  7. ^ "US Census Barrio-Pueblo definition". US Census. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ María Isabel Quiñones Arocho (2004). El fin del reino de lo propio ensayos de antropologia cultural. Siglo XXI. pp. 104–. ISBN 968-23-2494-7.
  9. ^ Garcia, Themis. "Understanding Collective Transportation". Medium. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Naguabo Bridges". National Bridge Inventory Data. US Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

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