Naguabo is known as "El Pueblo de los Enchumbaos" (the town of the soaked ones). Naguabo was founded in July 15, 1821. Derives its name from a local Indian Chief Naguabo.

Naguabo is located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras.

There are many well-known "naguabeños", among them: Pedro C. Timohee, Orlando Rodríguez Cabreras, Arturo Gallardo Woods, former first lady Inés María Mendoza, composer Pedro Flores, comedian Ramon del Rivero "Diplo", singer Carmen Delia Dipini, and Tito Henriquez.

Land Area: 134 sq km (51.7 sq mi)
Water Area: 20.57 sq mi
Population: 24,803
Density: 175.6 per sq km (456.7 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 8,875
Housing Density: 171.7
Per Capita Income: $6,960
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Hacia el este de las Islas Antillanas...
Coordinates:    Latitude 18° 00' 00" N   Longitude 65°00'00" W
Barrios (Districts/Wards): Cubuy, Daguao, Duque, Húcares, Santiago y Lima, Maizales, Mariana, Peña Pobre, Pueblo, and Río Blanco.
Driving Distance: 34.9 miles *
Driving Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Diplo - June
  • Festival del Chapin - June
  • Fiestas del Carmen - July
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Virgen del Rosario - October
    Every year, Naguabo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 874-3040
  • Semana de Pedro Flores - March

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico is home to one cultural site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Old San Juan.