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.

Cayo Santiago (Photo: Maria Ximena Hernandez)

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
  • Tito Henriquez

Naguabo is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Cubuy
  • Daguao
  • Duque
  • Húcares
  • Santiago y Lima
  • Maizales
  • Mariana
  • Peña Pobre
  • Pueblo
  • Río Blanco

Things to See and Do In Naguabo

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Festivals and Events

  • Semana de Pedro Flores - March
  • Festival de Diplo - June
  • Festival del Chapn - 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.


Naguabo Flag Naguabo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Hacia el este de las Islas Antillanas...


There are 13 public schools in Naguabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

27,092 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 51.66 sq mi

Density: 517.2 per sq mi

Median Age: 34.4

Economics *

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

Median household income: $17,132
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 51.70 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 232.8

Persons per household: 3.20

High school grad or higher: 69.0%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2194° N, 65.7367° W

Zip Code: 00718, 00744

Driving Distance from San Juan: 34.9 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes


Did You Know?

In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, the first US President to travel outside the United States, made a stop in Puerto Rico (thus, becoming the first president to visit the island) and that he stayed overnight in Ponce.