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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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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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has a larger population in the western hemisphere than Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, and the same or more population than 30 of the 50 states of the US.