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Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 7
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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.
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
- Juan Asencio
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 is made up of 9 distinct barrios. They are:
- Cedrito "La Prieta"
- Comerío Pueblo
- Doña Elena
- Río Hondo
- Vega Redonda
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:
- Barranquitas Pueblo
- Palo Hincado
- Quebrada Grande
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
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:
- Río Abajo
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:
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:
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© 2012 Greg Boudonck