Las Marias

(lahs mah-REE-yahs)

Las Marías is known as "La Ciudad de los Cítricos" (citric city). Las Marías was founded in 1871 by Benito Recio.

Las Marías is located north of Maricao; northeast of Añasco; south of San Sebastián; east of Mayagüez; and west of Lares.

Las Marias is made up of 14 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Anones
  • Bucarabones
  • Buenavista
  • Cerrote
  • Espino
  • Furnias
  • Maravilla Este
  • Maravilla Norte
  • Maravilla Sur
  • Naranjales
  • Palma Escrita
  • Pueblo
  • Purísima Concepción
  • Río Cañas

Things to See and Do Las Marias

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

What to Do and See?

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival de la China Dulce - March
  • Festival de la Fundacion del Pueblo de las Mara - March
  • Fiestas Patronales Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria - December
    Every year, Las Marias celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.

Symbols

Las Marias Flag

Anthem: Por tus montes y tus aguas cristalinas...

Education

There are 10 public schools in Las Marias, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

9,881
Population
9,392 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 46.36 sq mi

Density: 213.1 per sq mi

Median Age: 36.3

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $15,779
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 57.80 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

3,561
Number of households
Housing units density: 86.0

Persons per household: 3.17

High school grad or higher: 55.3%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2514° N, 66.9933° W

Zip Code: 00670

Driving Distance from San Juan: 87.6 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes


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Did You Know?

On July 25, 1996 the U.S. government recognized Puerto Rican