Moca
(MO-kah)

Moca is known as "La Ciudad del Mundillo" (bobbin lace capital). Moca was founded in June 22, 1772 by José de Quiñones.

Moca is located in the northwest region of the island, north of Añasco; southeast of Aguadilla; east of Aguada; and west of Isabela and San Sebastián.

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

  • Antonio Caban Vale, "El Topo", folklore singer
  • Enrique A. Laguerre Vélez, writer and educator
Land Area: 133 sq km (50.7 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.00 sq mi
Population: 37,845
Density: 301.1 per sq km (782.9 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 14,253
Housing Density: 283.4
Per Capita Income: $5,664
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Doce barrios, doce estrellas...
Coordinates:    Latitude: 53°23' N   Longitude: 67°06' W
Wards:
  • Aceitunas
  • Capá
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cruz
  • Cuchillas
  • Marías
  • Naranjo
  • Plata
  • Pueblo
  • Rocha
  • Voladoras
Driving Distance: 87.0 miles *
Driving Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Camaron - May
  • Festival del Mundillo - November
  • Moca welcomes everybody to its Bobbin Lace Festival. Exhibits of bobbin lace (mundillo) as well as other types of weaving and knitting take place at the plaza town. The festival also includes: weaving demonstrations, traditional music, food and drinks. (787) 818-0105
  • Fiestas Patronales Nuestra Senora de la Monserrate - September
    Every year, Moca celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 877-2270
  • Mundillo Festival - November
    Moca celebrates every year this festival where you can view displays of delicate bobbin lace. (787) 877-2270
  • Parranda del Enchaquetao - December

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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