Hormigueros

(or-mee-GAI-ros)

Hormigueros is known as "El Pueblo del Milagro" (the town of the miracle). Hormigueros was founded in 1874 by Gerardo Gonzalez. Hormigueros derives its name from a Taino Indian name: Horomico.

Another common folktale attributes the origin of the name to the topography of the municipality which resembles a gigantic anthill, reason why it was named: "Valle del Hormiguero" (anthill valley).


Santuario de la Monserrate, Hormigueros (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

Hormigueros is located in the western region of the island, northeast of Cabo Rojo; northwest of San Germán; and south of Mayagüez. The annual precipitation is around 75 inches.

There are many well-known "hormiguereños", among them: Segundo Ruiz Belvis.

Hormigueros is made up of 6 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Benavente
  • Guanajibo
  • Hormigueros
  • Jagüitas
  • Lavadero
  • Pueblo

Things to See and Do In Hormigueros

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

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

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Symbols

Hormigueros Flag

Anthem: Sobre un verde valle de mi linda Borinquén...

Education

There are 8 public schools in Hormigueros, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

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Did You Know?

The world famous drink, the Piña Colada was invented in a house on Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan and that its main ingredient Coco Lopez was invented by Ramon Lopez Irizarry.