Añasco is known as La Ciudad Donde los Dioses Mueren (the city where the gods die) and El Pueblo Del Hojaldre. The town was founded in October 18, 1733 by Luis de Añasco, , a colonist from the Extremadura region of Spain who came to Puerto Rico with Juan Ponce de León. The city was named after Don Luis de Añasco.

Añasco is located in Costal Valley of the West region, bordering the Mona Passage to the west, north of Mayagüez and Las Marías; south of Rincón, Aguada and Moca; and west of San Sebastián and Las Marías.

Sunset in Añasco. (Photo: Jeannette Altiery)

Añasco highest peaks include Canta Gallo (370 m), Gordo (340 m) and Pichón (340 m). Its annual precipitation is 80.4 and its rivers include Río Grande de Añasco (originates in Lares), Huamtas, Casey, La Balase and La Mona. The annual precipitation is approximately 80.4 inches and the average temperature is 75°F.

The surrounding areas produces sugar and fruits. Añasco has been long known for producing the best moonshine rum in Puerto Rico.

There are many well-known "añasqueños", among them:

  • Mariana Bracetti, patriot and leader of the Puerto Rico independence movement in the 1860's
  • José de Jesús Domínguez, poet
  • Víctor Arrillaga, poet
  • Lolita Aspiros, pianist

Añasco is made up of 21 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Añasco
  • Añasco Abajo
  • Añasco Arriba
  • Caguabo
  • Casey Arriba
  • Caracol
  • Carreras
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cidra
  • Corcóvada
  • Daguey
  • Espino
  • Hatillo
  • Humatos
  • Marías
  • Ovejas
  • Piñales
  • Playa
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Larga
  • Río Abajo

Things to See and Do In Añasco

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Anasco Flag

The flag colors, design and symbolism is taken from the municipal Coat of Arms, with the only exception being that silver is painted white on the flag.

Anasco Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms
The green field of the shield contains a saber cross massed in black, outlined in silver, and has a gold scallop shell in each quadrant formed by the cross. A gold mural crown of three towers crests the shield.

Anthem: Añasco pueblo querido...


Añasco annual precipitation is 89 inches, and its average temperature is 77°F. June is the warmest, February is the coldest, and August is the wettest month.

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Did You Know?

In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, the first US President to travel outside the United States, made a stop in Puerto Rico (thus, becoming the first president to visit the island) and that he stayed overnight in Ponce.