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Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 16

Updated on August 4, 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...

This is what would be the seventeenth edition of Pueblos of Puerto Rico; San Juan being one.

The country of Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States of America and all people here are citizens of the United States.

Come along with us as we drive mountains and beaches and see the sights.

Maggie and I are taking pictures and I am sharing information about each and every Pueblo belonging to Puerto Rico.

I strongly suggest a vacation to this beautiful island located between the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans.

There is so much to see here and experience. If you fly around my hubs, you will discover I have wrote many hubs about Puerto Rico.

Scroll down and come with us to the Southwest of the island.

A
Maricao Puerto Rico:
Maricao, Puerto Rico

get directions

B
San German Puerto Rico:
San Germán, Puerto Rico

get directions

C
Lajas Puerto Rico:
Lajas, Puerto Rico

get directions

D
Sabana Grande Puerto Rico:
Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico

get directions

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Maricao

We start this hub with the Pueblo of Maricao, home of Mamí coffee; one of the coffees I drink.

Maricao is known as Tierra del Café or Land of Coffee. It was founded in 1874.

Maricao covers 37.1 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Gilberto Pérez Valentín.

This beautiful Pueblo is made up of 7 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Bucarabones
  • Indiera Alta
  • Indiera Baja
  • Indiera Fría
  • Maricao Afuera
  • Maricao Pueblo
  • Montoso

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San Germán

We went South and I felt I was going back in time as we entered this Pueblo.

San Germán was founded in 1573 and we saw and took pictures of one of the oldest churches in United States territory; Porta Coeli church.

San Germán is known as La Ciudad de las Lomas or The City of the Hills. It is a hilly Pueblo.

San Germán covers 54.51 square miles and the mayor is Isidro A. Negrón Irizarry.

San Germán is made up of 18 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Ancones
  • Caín Alto
  • Caín Bajo
  • Cotuí
  • Duey Alto
  • Duey Bajo
  • Guamá
  • Hoconuco Alto
  • Hoconuco Bajo
  • Maresúa
  • Minillas
  • Rosario Alto
  • Rosario Bajo
  • Rosario Peñón
  • Sabana Eneas
  • Sabana Grande Abajo
  • San Germán Pueblo
  • Tuna

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Lajas

We drove South towards the Caribbean coast into the Pueblo of Lajas.

Lajas is known as Los Tira Piedras or A Stones Throw. It was founded in 1883.

Lajas covers 76.85 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Leo Cotte.

Lajas is made up of 11 barrios; they are:

  • Candelaria
  • La Costa
  • Lajas Arriba
  • Lajas Pueblo
  • Llanos
  • Palmarejo
  • Paris
  • Parguera
  • La Plata
  • Sábana Yeguas
  • Santa Rosa

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Sabana Grande

For the Last Pueblo of this hub we drove back Northeast into Sabana Grande. Sabana Grande has a lot of beauty.

This Pueblo is known as El Pueblo de los Prodigios or The Town of Prodigies. It was founded in 1813.

Sabana Grande covers 37.1 square miles and the mayor is Hon. Miguel G. Ortíz Vélez.

Sabana Grande is made up of 7 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Torre
  • Machuchal
  • Rayo
  • Rincón
  • Santana
  • Susúa
  • Tabonuco

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this trip.

As in others, I am putting something from a famous person from one of the Pueblos listed. On this hub we will feature Lola Rodríguez de Tió who was from San Germán. She wrote the Puerto Rico National Anthem.

Enjoy!

© G.L. Boudonck

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

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

      I love this video. It is nice to read about PR from the heart of a "gringo".

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