Orocovis

(o-ro-KO-vis)

Orocovis is known as "El Pueblo Corazón" (heart town). Orocovis was founded in 1825 by Juan Rivera de Santiago. Derives its name from a local Indian Chief Orocovix (Orocobix).

Orocovis is located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas.

Land Area: 164 sq km (63.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.17 sq mi
Population: 24,516
Density: 145.5 per sq km /(378.4 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 7,946
Housing Density: 125.2
Per Capita Income: $4,637
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Mi patria es una bella isla...
Wards: Ala de Piedra, Barros, Bauta Abajo, Bauta Arriba, Bermejales, Botijas, Cacaos, Collores, Damián Arriba, Gato, Mata de Caña, Orocovis, Pellejas, Pueblo, Sabana and Saltos.
Driving Distance: 49.3 miles *
Driving Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Feria de Artesania - September
  • Festival de la Juventud - October
  • Festival del Camaron - July
  • Festival de Teatro Infantil - April
  • Festival Nacional del Pastel Puertorriqueno - November
    (787) 867-5000
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Juan Bautista - June
    Every year, Orocovis celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 867-5000

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is the oldest buildings in San Juan, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere; construction began in 1521.