ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 11

Updated on December 28, 2014
Froggy213 profile image

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...

We just keep driving and driving; taking pictures and having fun.

Come along with Froggy and his wife, Lastheart as they visit all the pueblos of the island of Puerto Rico.

Froggy has made 11 other hubs on pueblos they have visited so far. Make sure and read them.

Good pictures and some information on each pueblo. This virtual tour is meant to get your mouth watering to come visit Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is a commonwealth to the United States. You don't need a passport to visit. It just may be the 51st State before long.

Well, come along on this visit starting at beachfront; going inland and ending at beachfront. This visit will take you through North Central Puerto Rico.

A
Catano Puerto Rico:
Cataño, Puerto Rico

get directions

B
Toa Baja Puerto Rico:
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

get directions

C
Toa Alta Puerto Rico:
Toa Alta, 00953, Puerto Rico

get directions

D
Naranjito Puerto Rico:
Naranjito, Puerto Rico

get directions

E
Corozal Puerto Rico:
Corozal, Puerto Rico

get directions

F
Vega Alta Puerto Rico:
Vega Alta, 00692, Puerto Rico

get directions

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

Cataño

As you drive from San Juan to the small Pueblo of Cataño, you will notice a large factory. It is where Bacardi rum is made and bottled.

Cataño is just across the bay from San Juan (see the pictures).

This Pueblo is only 7.04 square miles in size. It's nickname is El Pueblo Que Se Negó a Morir or The People Who Refused To Die. They never would let San Juan take it over.

Cataño was founded in 1927 and the mayor is Jose Rosario.

You really need to see this wonderful Pueblo if you come to Puerto Rico. They have a ferry that runs from Cataño to San Juan.

Cataño is made up of 14 barrios; they are:

  • Cataño Pueblo
  • Residencial Rosendo Matienzo Cintron
  • Palmas (sectors)
  • Urb. Las Vegas
  • Urb. Marina Bahia
  • Urb. Vista del Morro
  • Barrio Cucharillas
  • Barrio Juana Matos
  • Barrio Puente Blanco
  • Bay View
  • Bahia
  • Urb. El Coqui 2
  • Barrio La Puntilla
  • Barrio EL Coqui 1

May Cataño last forever!!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

Toa Baja

We drove West into the pueblo of Toa Baja.

Toa Baja is known as Ciudad Bajo Aguas or City Under Water. It has its flooding problems.

This Pueblo covers 41.7 square miles and the mayor is Aníbal Vega Borges.

Toa Baja was founded in 1745.

Toa Baja is made up of 16 distinct barrios; they include:

  • Ingenio
  • Campanillas
  • Candelaria
  • San José
  • Media Luna
  • Sabana Seca
  • Toa Baja Pueblo
  • Macun
  • Villa Olga
  • Capitán
  • Lapra
  • Covadonga
  • San Pedro
  • Colinas
  • El Plantío
  • Levitown

Source
Source

Toa Alta

Just somewhat inland is the Pueblo of Toa Alta.

Toa Alta is known as "Cuna de Poetas" or The Cradle of Poets.

As you can see from the pictures, I had taken these on a different trip when we had to go to this Pueblo for something else.

Toa Alta was founded in 1751; you can see it in the construction.

This Pueblo covers 27.44 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Luis Collazo "Jumbo".

Toa Alta is made up of 10 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Contorno
  • Galateo
  • Mucarabones/Bucarabones
  • Ortiz
  • Piñas
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Quebrada Cruz
  • Río Lajas
  • Sector los charriez
  • Cuco

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source
Source

Naranjito

Further inland and into mountainous territory is the Pueblo of Naranjito.

Naranjito is known as La Ciudad de los Colores or The City of Colors. It IS quite colorful!

Naranjito covers 28.4 square miles and it was founded in 1824.

This Pueblo's mayor is Hon. Orlando Ortiz Chevres and it is made up of 8 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Achiote
  • Anones
  • Guadiana
  • Lomas
  • Cedro Abajo
  • Barrio Nuevo
  • Pueblo
  • Cedro Arriba

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source
Source

Corozal

Driving West from Naranjito you will reach the Pueblo of Corozal. Be careful though, it is mountainous terrain and narrow roads.

Corozal is known as La Cuna del Voleibol or The Crib of Volleyball. They love volleyball in Corozal.

This beautiful Pueblo was founded in 1795 and the mayor is Hon. Roberto Hernández Vélez.

Corozal covers 42 square miles and is made up of 12 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Abras
  • Cibuco
  • Cuchillas
  • Dos Bocas
  • Magueyes
  • Maná
  • Negros
  • Padilla
  • Palmarejo
  • Palmarito
  • Palos Blancos
  • Pueblo

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source

Vega Alta

Our last Pueblo for this hub is back along the beach front.

Vega Alta's nickname is Pueblo de los Ñangotaos or The City of Squatters. People used to squat waiting for the train which got it this name.

Vega Alta was founded in 1775 and covers 27.75 square miles.

The mayor of Vega Alta is Isabelo Molina.

Vega Alta is made up of 8 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Bajura
  • Candelaria
  • Cienegueta
  • Espinosa
  • Maricao
  • Mavilla
  • Sabana
  • Pueblo (downtown)

Conclusion

As with hubs before this, I hope you are enjoying the virtual tour.

I am leaving you with a video and song by Roy Brown-Rio De Corazal our Oubao Moin.

May you have a great day!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks Kenneth

    • profile image

      Kenneth McLean 

      6 years ago

      Glad to see Maria and you are having a great time. God Bless

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)