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Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 13

Updated on May 20, 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...

We have been traveling all of Puerto Rico to give you a virtual tour of this wonderful island paradise.

On this hub, we are visiting the North-Western coastline.

Puerto Rico is know my home and I would highly suggest a visit or vacation here.

Be sure and read the other hubs in this series. There are pictures and videos.

Keep in mind that Puerto Rico is a United States territory. You don't need a passport to come here; all citizens of Puerto Rico are also United States citizens. There is a good chance this wonderful island will soon become the 51st State.

Well, join Maggie and her Frog on this trip. Enjoy!!!

A
Hatillo, Puerto Rico:
Hatillo, Puerto Rico

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B
Camuy, Puerto Rico:
Camuy, Puerto Rico

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C
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico:
Quebradillas, 00678, Puerto Rico

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D
Isabela, Puerto Rico:
Isabela, Puerto Rico

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E
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico:
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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Hatillo

We started the day off driving down Route #22 to the Pueblo of Hatillo eyeballing the Atlantic Ocean along the way.

Hatillo's nickname is El Pueblo sin Sopa or The People Without Soup.

Hatillo was founded in 1823 and it covers 58.73 square miles. The mayor is José Rodríguez.

Hatillo is made up of 9 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Aibonito
  • Bayaney
  • Buena Vista
  • Campo Alegre
  • Capáez
  • Carrizales
  • Corcovado
  • Hatillo
  • Naranjito

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Camuy

Driving just a little ways West, we entered the Pueblo of Camuy.

Camuy is known as Ciudad Romántica or The Romantic City.

This Pueblo was founded in 1807 and it covers 61.91 square miles.

The mayor of Camuy is Hon. Edwin García Feliciano.

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

  • Abra Honda
  • Camuy Arriba
  • Camuy Pueblo
  • Cibao
  • Ciénagas
  • Membrillo
  • Piedra Gorda
  • Puente
  • Puertos
  • Quebrada
  • Santiago
  • Yeguada
  • Zanja

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Quebradillas

West we drove into the beautiful Pueblo of Quebradillas.

Quebradillas is known as La Guarida del Pirata or The Pirate's Hideout. This is because a beach in close proximity was a hideout for pirates.

This Pueblo was founded in 1823 and it covers 27.7 square miles.

The mayor of Quebradillas is Hon. Heriberto Velez Velez.

Quebradillas is made up of 8 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Cacao
  • Charcas
  • Cocos
  • Guajataca
  • Quebradillas Pueblo
  • San Antonio
  • San José
  • Terranova


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Isabela

Oh, wow, this scenic drive to Isabela is breathtaking! It is both mountainous and beaches. The rock carving you pass on the way in is amazing(see the first picture).

Isabela was founded in 1819 and it is known as El Jardín del Noroeste or The Garden Northwest.

This Pueblo covers 91.95 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Carlos "Charlie" Delgado Altieri.

Isabela is made up of 14 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Arenales Altos
  • Arenales Bajos
  • Bajuras
  • Bejucos
  • Coto
  • Galateo Alto
  • Galateo Bajo
  • Guayabos
  • Guerrero
  • Isabela Pueblo
  • Jobos
  • Llanadas
  • Mora
  • Planas

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Aguadilla

Driving to the Northwest tip of Puerto Rico, we reached our last Pueblo on this tour. Aguadilla is one of the most "Americanized" Pueblos on this island as there was a military base there until 1973.

Aguadilla is known as El Nuevo Jardín del Atlántico or The New Garden of the Atlantic.

This Pueblo was founded in 1775 and the mayor is Carlos Méndez Martínez.

Aguadilla covers 76.3 square miles and is made up of 16 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Aguacate
  • Aguadilla Pueblo
  • Arenales
  • Borinquen
  • Caimital Alto - El seis
  • Caimital Bajo
  • Camaseyes
  • Ceiba Alta
  • Ceiba Baja
  • Corrales - Urbanizacion Cristal
  • Guerrero
  • Maleza Alta
  • Maleza Baja
  • Montaña
  • Palmar
  • Victoria

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this trip along the Northern coast of Puerto Rico as much as I did!

I have been adding something from a famous person from one of the Pueblos listed in some of these hubs. This hub features Victor Manuelle from Isabela.

Enjoy!!!

© G.L. Boudonck

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