Guaynabo is known as "Capital del Deporte" (capital of the sport). Puerto Rico's first settlement, Caparra, was founded in the area in 1508 by Juan Ponce de León. Guaynabo derives its name from a Taino Indian term which means "lugar de aguas dulces".

The Caparra Ruins Historical Museum & Park, the first Spanish settlement on Puerto Rico (1508), includes the remains of explorer Juan Ponce de León's residence.

Guaynabo is located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan.

Fruits are the principal crops grown in the surrounding rural area.

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

Guaynabo is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Camarones
  • Frailes
  • Guaraguao
  • Hato Nuevo
  • Mamey
  • Pueblo
  • Pueblo Viejo
  • Río
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonadora

Things to See and Do In Guaynabo

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

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Festivals and Events

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Anthem: Guaynabo, pueblo querido,...


There are 24 public schools in Guaynabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Guaynabo is also home of 2 colleges and universities.


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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.