ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 7

Updated on January 15, 2015
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 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.

Aguas Buenas,Puerto Rico:
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

get directions

Comerio,Puerto Rico:
Comerío, 00782, Puerto Rico

get directions

Barranquitas,Puerto Rico:
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

get directions

Aibonito,Puerto Rico:
Aibonito, 00705, Puerto Rico

get directions

Cidra,Puerto Rico:
Cidra, 00739, Puerto Rico

get directions

Caguas,Puerto Rico:
Caguas, Puerto Rico

get directions

Click thumbnail to view full-size

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

Click thumbnail to view full-size


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

Click thumbnail to view full-size


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

Click thumbnail to view full-size


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

Click thumbnail to view full-size


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

Click thumbnail to view full-size


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


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


© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 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.

    • Lastheart profile image

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

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

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

    • AnnaCia profile image


      7 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 

      7 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.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, 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:

    Show Details
    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 or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    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)
    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.
    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)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)