Ceiba

(sai-EE-bah)

Locals are known as "Los Sin Sopa" (without soup), because the town did not have a local meat market and people had to travel to long distances buy meat. While the city is known as "La Ciudad del Marlin" (the town of the Marlin).

Ceiba was founded on April 7, 1838 by Luis de la Cruz. Ceiba derives its name from a Indian word seyba, which is the name for a famous tree that grows in the island, the Ceiba Pentandra.

Ceiba is home of the Ceiba Forest (Tel. (787) 724-3647) which extends along the coastline between Ceiba and Fajardo. 95% of the forest is classified as mangrove. Various species of birds can be seen as well as turtles and manatees.

Ceiba is located in the east coast of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Naguabo, south of Fajardo, and east of Río Grande. Major rivers include: Daguao, Fajardo and Demajaguas.

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

  • former San Juan mayor Felisa Rincón de Gautier
  • actor Luis Vigoreaux

Adjuntas is made up of 17 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Chupacallos
  • Daguao
  • Guayacán
  • Machos
  • Quebrada Seca
  • Pueblo
  • Río Abajo
  • Saco

Things to See and Do In Ceiba

Want to know what to see and do in Ceiba? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

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Symbols

Flag
The flag derives its symbolism, design and colors from the municipal coat of arms. In particular, the cross refers to the name of Don Luis de la Cruz, who founded the town.

Ceiba Coat of Arms

Anthem: Ceiba...

Education

There are 7 public schools in Ceiba, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

The annual precipitation is approximately 1.312mm and the average temperature is 78°F.

10 Day Forecast

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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since 1898.