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Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 10

Updated on August 7, 2013
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A Gringo who moved to Puerto Rico, Greg loves writing about the island he now resides on. He and Maria also wrote several bilingual books...

The Frog and his wife, Lastheart have been visiting each and every Pueblo on this fantastic island of Puerto Rico to give you all a "virtual tour".

Many people don't know much about Puerto Rico. I know a lot of Americans don't even realize that it is a part of the United States and there will be a vote soon to see about Puerto Rico becoming the 51st State.

I have wrote hub after hub taking you all to the different Pueblos. As you can see, I am on part 10 with several more to go.

On this trip, we won't be near the ocean at all, we will be in the mountains.

Come along with us and learn about Puerto Rico. I will share pictures and information about each Pueblo.



In most of the Pueblo hubs, I have been following the order of the way we visited them. Not this one. I am putting it in an order that would make it easier for you to visit them. As the Frog was driving, he made some bad turns and went completely out of order.

As you can see, Morovis was one of our last ones for the day. It was dark and raining.

Morovis is in the mountains and many Indians lived in this area originally. The Pueblo was founded in 1818.

Morovis is known as La Isla Menos Morovis or The Island of the Morovis.

Coffee and cattle are the main sources of income in Morovis. It covers 38.7 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Heriberto Rodríguez Adorno.

Morovis is made up of 13 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Barahona
  • Cuchillas
  • Fránquez
  • Monte Llano
  • Morovis Norte
  • Morovis Sur
  • Pasto
  • Perchas
  • Río Grande
  • San Lorenzo
  • Torrecillas
  • Unibón
  • Vaga

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As you can surely see from the pictures, we hit a lot of rain on this drive. Much of the central mountains get a lot of rain and that is why there are so many good "eats" in Puerto Rico. This whole area is known for fantastic coffee, bananas, mangoes, oranges and so forth. The rain makes it possible.

Orocovis is known as "Corazón de Puerto Rico" or The Heart of Puerto Rico. It is almost direct center of the island.

Orocovis was founded in 1825. The mayor is Hon. Jesús E. Colón Berlingeri.

This Pueblo covers 71.1 square miles and has 17 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Ala de la Piedra
  • Barros
  • Bauta Abajo
  • Bauta Arriba
  • Bermejales
  • Botijas
  • Cacaos
  • Collores
  • Damián Abajo
  • Damián Arriba
  • Gatos
  • Mata de Caña
  • Orocovis
  • Pellejas
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana
  • Saltos

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The town square in Ciales is being rebuilt, but I still took some fantastic pictures.

Ciales is nicknamed La Tierra del Café or The Land of Coffee.

This Pueblo was founded in 1820 and covers 66.48 square miles.

The mayor of Ciales is Hon. Luis "Rolan" Maldonado Rodríguez and it has 10 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Ciales Pueblo
  • Cialitos
  • Cordillera
  • Frontón
  • Guavas
  • Hato Viejo
  • Jaguas
  • Pesas
  • Pozas
  • Toro Negro

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Our last Pueblo for this day was Jayuya.

Jayuya is known for having many skilled wood carvers.

Jayuya was founded in 1911 and covers 39.4 square miles.

The mayor of this Pueblo is Jorge "Georgie" González Otero.

Jayuya is made up of 13 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Coabey
  • Collores
  • Jauca
  • Jayuya Abajo
  • Jayuya Pueblo
  • Mameyes
  • La Pica
  • Las Arenas
  • Río Grande
  • Saliente
  • Veguitas
  • Zama
  • Gripiñas


Hope you enjoyed this excursion through the central mountains of Puerto Rico. Be sure and check out my other Pueblo hubs and get to know this wonderful island.

As with my later Pueblo hubs, I am putting someone famous that came from one of the Pueblos listed. This one is from Orocovis. He was born there and I know many love him.


© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Great song...I suggest to translate it has a great lyric.


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