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Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 7

Updated on January 15, 2015
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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 are continuing our "virtual tour" of Puerto Rico for all of you. I have written several hubs giving you a tour of Puerto Rico. You can see those hubs here:

On this drive, Maggie and I went into the mountains. The East-Central part of Puerto Rico and wow, the beauty!

Come along and ride with a Butterfly and a Frog on a trip in the mountains of Puerto Rico. See what we see and feel what we feel. Your own virtual Caribbean vacation on-line.

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Aguas Buenas,Puerto Rico:
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

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Comerio,Puerto Rico:
Comerío, 00782, Puerto Rico

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Barranquitas,Puerto Rico:
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

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Aibonito,Puerto Rico:
Aibonito, 00705, Puerto Rico

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Cidra,Puerto Rico:
Cidra, 00739, Puerto Rico

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Caguas,Puerto Rico:
Caguas, Puerto Rico

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Aguas Buenas

We drove into the Cayey mountain range. Our first stop would be Aguas Buenas high in these mountains.

Aguas Buenas was founded in 1838 and is nicknamed La Ciudad de las Aguas Claras or The City of Clear Waters.

It is a beautiful Pueblo and covers 30.12 square miles. The mayor of Aguas Buenas is Hon. Luis Arroyo Chiques.

Aguas Buenas is made up of 10 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Aguas Buenas Pueblo
  • Bairoa
  • Bayamóncito
  • Cagüitas
  • Jagüeyes
  • Juan Asencio
  • Mulas
  • Mulitas
  • Sonadora
  • Sumidero

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Comerio

We drove west through the mountains to the next Pueblo.

Comerio was named after a local Indian chief and was founded in 1826.

Comerio's nickname is La Perla de Plata or The Silver Pearl.

Comerio covers 28.24 square miles and the mayor is Hon. José A. "Josian" Santiago.

Comerio is made up of 9 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Cedrito "La Prieta"
  • Cejas
  • Comerío Pueblo
  • Doña Elena
  • Naranjo
  • Palomas
  • Piñas
  • Río Hondo
  • Vega Redonda

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Barranquitas

With our ears popping we drove further into the mountains west. We came to the Pueblo of Barranquitas.

The nickname of Barranquitas is Cuna de Próceres or The Cradle of Heroes.

Barranquitas was founded in 1803 and covers 33.21 square miles.

The mayor is Hon. Francisco "Paco" López

Barranquitas is divided into 8 distinct barrios; they include:

  • Barrancas
  • Barranquitas Pueblo
  • Cañabón
  • Helechal
  • Honduras
  • Palo Hincado
  • Quebrada Grande
  • Quebradillas

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Aibonito

High, I mean high into the mountains we drove. The highest Pueblo in Puerto Rico is Aibonito. It is so beautiful and on this hot day, it was cool because of the elevation.

Aibonito was founded in 1824 and is known as La Ciudad de las Flores or The City of Flowers.

Aibonito covers 31.5 square miles and the mayor is Hon. William Alicea Perez.

This beautiful Pueblo is made up of 9 distinct barrios; they are:

  • Aibonito Pueblo—including Bda. San Luis
  • Asomante
  • Algarrobo
  • Caonillas
  • Cuyón
  • Llanos
  • Pasto
  • Plata
  • Robles

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Cidra

We drove back East down from the heights into Cidra.

Cidra's nickname is La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera or The City of the Eternal Spring.

Cidra was founded in 1809 and covers 36.46 square miles. There is many fruit growers within Cidra.

The mayor of Cidra is Ángel L. Malavé Zayas

Cidra is made up of 14 distinct barrios; they include:

  • Arenas
  • Bayamón
  • Beatriz
  • Ceiba
  • Certenejas
  • Cidra
  • Honduras
  • Montellano
  • Rabanal
  • Rincón
  • Río Abajo
  • Salto
  • Sud
  • Toíta

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Caguas

This Pueblo is a busy one. Many people like to shop here and the traffic can sometimes be a nightmare. We arrived at a good time when things had slowed down for the day.

Caguas was founded in 1775 and its nickname is La Ciudad Criolla or The Creole City.

Caguas is in one of the largest valleys in Puerto Rico and it covers 59.07 square miles.

The mayor of Caguas is William Miranda Torres.

This Pueblo is divided up into 14 distinct barrios. They are:

  • Caguas Pueblo
  • Bairoa
  • Beatriz
  • Borinquen
  • Cañabón
  • Cañaboncito
  • Rio Cañas
  • San Antonio
  • San Salvador
  • Tomás de Castro
  • Turabo
  • La Barra
  • Las Carolinas
  • Barriada Morales

Conclusion

That is the end of this edition of a virtual tour of Puerto Rico.

With each one, I am attempting to put a famous artist from one of the Pueblos as a video at the end.

this one will feature a person from Aibonito:

Obie Bermúdez

Enjoy!!!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck

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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

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

      Lol--you need to catch up on stumble--you are behind baby.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

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

      I just pull this hub from my StumbleUpon shares...wow! That means I am way back! Thanks for the share and writing about my dear Puerto Rico.

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      AnnaCia 

      6 years ago

      What a beautiful article. Thank you for sharing this great information about those towns that comprise the traditions, values and spirit of this Island. I am originally from Puerto Rico.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Very interesting tour of Puerto Rico via your photos. I guess I did not realize that it was so mountainous. Would love to visit there someday. Voted up and interesting.

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