Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 9
We have been driving through all the Pueblos of Puerto Rico and sharing pictures and information on each one.
As you can see, we are on our 9th installment. Here are links to the others(actually the 10th since San Juan isn't numbered):
- San Juan
- Pueblos-Part 1
- Pueblos-Part 2
- Pueblos-Part 3
- Pueblos-Part 4
- Pueblos-Part 5
- Pueblos-Part 6
- Pueblos-Part 7
- Pueblos-Part 8
Come with us on this trip as we drive through the Southern area of Puerto Rico. We will be on the coast and in mountains. This is a very dry area with many fires. It is almost desert conditions.
Well, on with the 9th part of our virtual tour of Puerto Rico. The map will show you our visits.
Santa Isabel was founded in 1842 and covers 34.2 square miles.
The mayor of Santa Isabel is Enrique 'Quique' Questell Alvarado
This Pueblo is made up of 12 distinct barrios; they are:
- Boca Velázquez
- Canta Sapo
- Jauca I
- Santa Isabel Pueblo
- Paso Seco
- Playita Cortada
We drove inland to a very, very old Pueblo.
Coamo was founded in 1579 and you can tell it by much of the construction.
Coamo is known as Los Maratonistas or The Marathoners. There is a marathon held there every year.
Coamo covers 78.05 square miles and the mayor is Hon Juan Carlos García Padilla.
Coamo is made up of 11 distinct barrios; they include:
- Coamo Arriba
- Coamo Pueblo
- Los Llanos
- Pedro Garcia
- San Idelfonso
- Santa Catalina
We drove West to the beautiful Pueblo of Villalba.
Villalba is known as Ciudad del Gandul or Gandul Town. It was founded in 1917.
Villalba covers 37.69 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Waldemar Rivera Torres.
This beautiful Pueblo is made up of 8 distinct barrios; they are:
- Caonillas Abajo
- Caonillas Arriba
- Hato Puerco Abajo
- Hato Puerco Arriba
- Villalba Abajo
- Villalba Arriba
- Villalba Pueblo
We drove back South towards the Caribbean coast to the lovely Pueblo of Juana Diaz.
Juana Diaz was founded in 1798 and is named after one of the original people of the town.
Juana Diaz covers 107.04 square miles and the mayor is Ramón "Ramoncito" Hernández.
Juana Diaz nickname is La Ciudad del Maví or Maví City. Maví is a fermented drink made from the root of the mabi tree. It is wonderful and , yes, I am addicted.
Juana Diaz is made up of 14 distinct barrios. They include:
- Juana Díaz pueblo
- Río Cañas Abajo
- Río Cañas Arriba
- Sabana Llana
We drove West along the coast to the wonderful Pueblo of Ponce.
Ponce is a large tourist destination and has been the area of many political agendas. During the Spanish/American war, it aided the Americans by capturing Ponce. It was also the scene of a very bad massacre during a political protest in 1985.
Ponce is known as La Perla del Sur or The Pearl of the South. It covers 193.6 square miles and was founded in 1692.
The mayor of Ponce is Dr. María Meléndez Altieri.
Ponce is made up of 31 distinct barrios; they are:
I hope you enjoyed this scenic trip.
I have been putting a notable figure from one of the previewed Pueblos on each hub. For this one, we will take a man from Santa Isabel; Mario Ortiz.
Enjoy the Salsa!!!!
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2012 Greg Boudonck
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