Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 4
This is part four of a series I have been doing of this wonderful island of Puerto Rico. The other 3 parts can be found here:
This Sunday afternoon, Maggie and I decided to start driving with the camera in hand. There are only 3 in this series as we left just a bit late. As we came home, there was a full moon that was stunning. That is the first picture I just have to show you.
Scroll down and learn just a bit more about the Pueblos of Puerto Rico. I would highly recommend a vacation to this wonderful paradise if you have the opportunity.
Vega Baja, Puerto RicoClick thumbnail to view full-size
Vega Baja is on the Northern coast toward the center of Puerto Rico. It's nickname is Ciudad del "Melao Melao" or the city of sugar.
There are some beautiful beaches in Vega Baja.
It covers 55.7 square miles and the mayor of Vega Baja is: Hon. Edgar Santana Rivera (PNP)
There are 17 distinct barrios of Vega Baja. They are:
- Almirante Norte
- Almirante Sur
- Cabo Caribe
- Pueblo Nuevo
- Puerto Nuevo
- Pugnado Adentro
- Pugnado Afuera
- Quebrada Arenas
- Río Abajo
- Río Arriba
- Vega Baja Pueblo
- Altos de Cuba
- Brisas de Tortuguero
- Jardines De Vega Baja
Vega Baja was founded in 1776.
Manati, Puerto RicoClick thumbnail to view full-size
Manati is just to the West of Vega Baja. It's nickname is "La Atenas de Puerto Rico" or The Athens of Puerto Rico.
Manati is a beautiful pueblo but you can sure tell the economy has hit it hard. Many of the smaller stores are boarded up and the Walmarts and KMarts have taken over.
Manati was founded in 1738 and covers 56.2 square miles. The mayor of Manati is:
Juan "Bin" Cruz Manzano (PNP )
Manati has 10 barrios and they are:
- Bajura Adentro
- Bajura Afuera
- Coto Norte
- Coto Sur
- Los Rabanos
- Manatí Pueblo
- Río Arriba Poniente
- Río Arriba Saliente
- Tierras Nuevas Poniente
- Tierras Nuevas Saliente
Arecibo, Puerto RicoClick thumbnail to view full-size
Arecibo is beautiful. It is nicknamed "Diamante del Norte" or Diamond of the North.
Arecibo is a big tourist destination and I can see why looking at the beautiful beaches.
Arecibo covers 171.22 square miles and was founded in 1616. The mayor is: Lemuel Soto (PNP)
Arecibo has 19 distinct barrios. They are:
- Arecibo Pueblo
- Domingo Ruíz
- Hato Abajo
- Hato Arriba
- Hato Viejo
- Río Arriba
- Sabana Hoyos
© 2011 Greg Boudonck
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