Patillas is known as "La Esmeralda del Sur" (emerald of the south), because of its green mountains. Patillas was founded in 1811.

Patillas is located in the southeastern coast, south of San Lorenzo; west of Yabucoa and Maunabo; and east of Guayama and Arroyo.

Patillas Sunset (Photo: Robin Cloutier)

The surrounding areas produces sugar cane and oranges.

There are many well-known "patillenses", among them: Angelita Lind.

Patillas is made up of 16 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Apeadero
  • Bajo
  • Cacao Alto
  • Cacao Bajo
  • Egozcue
  • Guardarraya
  • Jacaboa
  • Jagual
  • Mamey
  • Marín
  • Mulas
  • Muñoz Rivera
  • Pollos
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Arriba
  • Ríos

Things to See and Do In Patillas

Want to know what to see and do in Patillas? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

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Anthem: Patillenses


There are 14 public schools in Patillas, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Did You Know?

The Camuy River is the third longest underwater river in the world.