Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Naguabo, Puerto Rico
Flag of Naguabo, Puerto Rico
Nickname(s): Cuna de Grandes Artistas, Los Enchumbaos
Anthem: "Hacia el este de las Islas Antillanas"
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
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded July 15, 1821
 • Mayor Noé Marcano (PNP)
 • Senatorial dist. 7 - Humacao
 • Representative dist. 35
 • Total 60.1 sq mi (155.57 km2)
 • Land 52.1 sq mi (135 km2)
 • Water 7.9 sq mi (20.57 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,720
 • Density 440/sq mi (170/km2)
Demonym(s) Naguabeños
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code 00718, 00744

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 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]



  • Daguao
  • El Duque
  • Húcares
  • Santiago y Lima
  • Maizales
  • Mariana
  • Peña Pobre
  • Florida
  • Río Blanco
  • Pueblo
  • Rio (Brazo Seco)



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]

  • Pedro Flores Week - March
  • Chapín Festival - February
  • Diplo Festival - June
  • Virgen del Carmen Fiesta - July 16
  • Patron Saint Festival - October 7


There is public transportation in Naguabo. It operates from 6:00 a.m. using the "Pisicorre" bus.[citation needed]

Books about Naguabo[edit]

Historia de Naguabo by Carmelo Rosario Natal

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