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.


Land Area: 114 sq km (47.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.15 sq mi
Population: 10,140
Density: 90.5 per sq km (235.4 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 4,124
Housing Density: 89.0
Per Capita Income: $5,066
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Por tus montes y tus aguas cristalinas...
Wards: Anones, Bucarabones, Buenavista, Cerrote, Espino, Furnias, Maravilla Este, Maravilla Norte, Maravilla Sur, Naranjales, Palma Escrita, Pueblo, Purísima Concepción and Río Cañas.
Driving Distance: 87.6 miles *
Driving Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes *

estivals and Events

  • Festival de la China Dulce - March
    (787) 827-2280
  • Festival de la Fundacion del Pueblo de las Maria - 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. (787) 827-2280

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico used to have as many as 25 military installations.