Peñuelas known as "La Capital del Güiro" (güiro capital) and Valle de los Flamboyanes" (valley of the flame trees). Peñuelas was founded in 1793 by Diego de Alvarado.
Peñuelas is located in the southern coast of the island, south of Adjuntas; east of Guayanilla; and west of Ponce.
There are many well-known "peñolanos", among them: writer Lorenzo A. Balazquiede and writer Luis Díaz Hernández.
|Land Area:||114 sq km (45.0 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||23.42 sq mi|
|Density:||228.3 per sq km (593.7 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$5,096|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Así Es Mi Pueblo|
|Wards:||Barreal, Coto, Cuevas, Encarnación, Jaguas, Macaná, Pueblo, Quebrada Ceiba, Rucio, Santo Domingo, Tallaboa Alta, Tallaboa Poniente and Tallaboa Saliente.|
|Driving Distance:||86.8 miles *|
|Driving Time:||2 hours, 8 minutes *|
Festivals and Events
- Fiestas Patronales de San Jose - March
Every year, Penuelas celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 836-1136