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Pueblos of Puerto Rico-Part 3
Maggie and I decided to hit the by-ways yesterday to take more pictures for this third part in my series on Puerto Rican Pueblos.
It was a gorgeous day as you can see from the pictures at the right. The sun was very hot and everyone was out.
I was only able to get three Pueblos for this installment because traffic was busy and we were having fun stopping for pinchos and other sights. Pinchos are a favorite here on the island and are made with either pork or chicken. They come on a stick with a piece of homemade bread. Here is a good recipe at the link below.
- Pork Kabobs - Pinchos de Puerco Recipe
In the Caribbean pinchos are grilled pork or chicken kabobs. Here is my garlicky version great for a summer cookout, snack or party.
NaguaboClick thumbnail to view full-size
Naguabo holds some beautiful country over its 60.1 square miles. It has both beaches and mountains having much of the Caribbean National forest in its boundaries.
Naguabos nickname is Cuna de Grandes Artistas or Cradle Of Great Artists. As we drove through, I noticed some very beautiful architecture.It was founded in 1821 and was well worth the visit.
The mayor of Naguabo is: Hon. Maritza Meléndez Nazario
- El Duque
- Playa Húcares
- Santiago y Lima
- Peña Pobre
- Río Blanco
- Pueblo of Naguabo
HumacaoClick thumbnail to view full-size
From Naguabo we drove South to Humacao. This is another Pueblo with extraordinary architecture.
Humacao's nickname is: "La Perla del Oriente " or the Pearl of the Orient. It is spread over 55.5 square miles. It was founded in 1722.
The mayor is: Marcelo Trujillo-Panisse (Partido Popular Democrático)
Humacao has many barrios. Here they are:
- Antón Ruiz
- Buena Vista
- Candelero Abajo
- Candelero Arriba
- Cotto Mabu
- Las Asturianas
- Mambiche (Blanco and Prieto)
- Pasto Viejo
- Punta Santiago
- Palmas Del Mar
- Río Abajo
I would recommend visiting Humacao when you come to Puerto Rico; you will love it!
When we pulled into Juncos the sun was setting as you can see from the photographs. Juncos has no beach fronts; it is inland. It was founded in 1797 and sits on 26.6 square miles.
Juncos is also very beautiful. The nickname is: La Ciudad del Valenciano or The City Of Valencia.
The mayor is: Hon. Alfredo Alejandro Carrión(P.P.D.)
Juncos has many barrios; they include:
- Ceiba Norte
- Ceiba Sur
- Gurabo Abajo
- Gurabo Arriba
- Valenciano Abajo
- Valenciano Arriba
Hope you enjoyed this part of visiting Puerto Rico. I know I am having fun doing it.
With that, here is a surfing video I found from the Puerto Rican beaches.
© G.L. Boudonck
Surf Puerto Rico
© 2011 Greg Boudonck