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Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 4

Updated on August 28, 2014
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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 part four of a series I have been doing of this wonderful island of Puerto Rico. The other 3 parts can be found here:

This Sunday afternoon, Maggie and I decided to start driving with the camera in hand. There are only 3 in this series as we left just a bit late. As we came home, there was a full moon that was stunning. That is the first picture I just have to show you.

Scroll down and learn just a bit more about the Pueblos of Puerto Rico. I would highly recommend a vacation to this wonderful paradise if you have the opportunity.

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A markerVega Baja, Puerto Rico -
Vega Baja 00693, Puerto Rico
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B markerManati, Puerto Rico -
Manatí 00674, Puerto Rico
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C markerArecibo, Puerto Rico -
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

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Vega Baja

Vega Baja is on the Northern coast toward the center of Puerto Rico. It's nickname is Ciudad del "Melao Melao" or the city of sugar.

There are some beautiful beaches in Vega Baja.

It covers 55.7 square miles and the mayor of Vega Baja is: Hon. Edgar Santana Rivera (PNP)

There are 17 distinct barrios of Vega Baja. They are:

  • Algarrobo
  • Almirante Norte
  • Almirante Sur
  • Cabo Caribe
  • Ceiba
  • Pueblo Nuevo
  • Puerto Nuevo
  • Pugnado Adentro
  • Pugnado Afuera
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Río Abajo
  • Río Arriba
  • Vega Baja Pueblo
  • Yeguada
  • Altos de Cuba
  • Brisas de Tortuguero
  • Jardines De Vega Baja

Vega Baja was founded in 1776.

Manati, Puerto Rico

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Manati is just to the West of Vega Baja. It's nickname is "La Atenas de Puerto Rico" or The Athens of Puerto Rico.

Manati is a beautiful pueblo but you can sure tell the economy has hit it hard. Many of the smaller stores are boarded up and the Walmarts and KMarts have taken over.

Manati was founded in 1738 and covers 56.2 square miles. The mayor of Manati is:

Juan "Bin" Cruz Manzano (PNP )

Manati has 10 barrios and they are:

  • Bajura Adentro
  • Bajura Afuera
  • Coto Norte
  • Coto Sur
  • Los Rabanos
  • Manatí Pueblo
  • Río Arriba Poniente
  • Río Arriba Saliente
  • Tierras Nuevas Poniente
  • Tierras Nuevas Saliente

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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Arecibo is beautiful. It is nicknamed "Diamante del Norte" or Diamond of the North.

Arecibo is a big tourist destination and I can see why looking at the beautiful beaches.

Arecibo covers 171.22 square miles and was founded in 1616. The mayor is: Lemuel Soto (PNP)

Arecibo has 19 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Arecibo Pueblo
  • Arenalejos
  • Arrozal
  • Cambalache
  • Carreras
  • Domingo Ruíz
  • Dominguito
  • Esperanza
  • Factor
  • Garrochales
  • Hato Abajo
  • Hato Arriba
  • Hato Viejo
  • Islote
  • Miraflores
  • Río Arriba
  • Sabana Hoyos
  • Santana
  • Tanamá


I hope you are enjoying this virtual tour of Puerto Rico; I know I am.

The pictures still don't do it justice, you must visit! Come see this beautiful island paradise.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2011 Greg Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 6 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Oh my love; this is so fun traveling the island with you. I love your new profile picture. Don't be blue cause I'm here with you!! LOL

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Arecibo, is the pueblo where my father was born. This hub was more than just taking pictures for the purpose of hubbing...I wanted a smell of the past. Thanks my dear frog for showing the wonders of our lovely Puerto Rico. We still have a way to go...can't wait to see your face when you get to the center of the island.

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      Hillbilly Zen 6 years ago from Kentucky

      Beautiful Hub, Frogster, very well written and with breathtaking photos. This would entice anyone to visit your adopted homeland.

      Voted up, beautiful and interesting.

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      caroline joseph 6 years ago from Lucknow (U.P.) India

      nice :)