Quebradillas is known as La Guarida del Pirata (the pirate's hideout) and La Ciudad del Cooperativismo (the cooperativism city). The town was founded in 1823 by Felipe Ruiz. This town derives its name from the large amount of streams that run through the town. The name literally means "small streams".
Quebradillas is bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of San Sebastián; east of Isabela; and west of Camuy.
Quebradillas is home of one of the 20 designated forest reserves in Puerto Rico. The Guajataca State Forest, an example of Puerto Rico's more unusual topography. Karst country as it is known, is characterized by haystack-shaped hills and sinkholes. Over 40 walking trails, 25 miles of maintained footpaths through the karst region. Take expressway 52 and Route 2 to the road 446 exit between Quebradillas and Isabela (787) 890-4050; (787) 890-2050.
Northwest of Quebradillas lies beautiful Guajataca Beach, with its white sands, wild and deep waters. Perfect for sunning and collecting shells. You can also visit Lago Guajataca (Guajataca Lake), another beautifull spot and a lovely place for hiking. This man-made lake (2.5 mi/4 km long) was completed in 1929 by the Puerto Rico Electric Authority. Built primarily as a water reservoir, the lake was created by damming the River Guajataca.
There are many well-known quebradillanos, among them: basketball player Raymond Dalmau.
Quebradillas is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):
- San Antonio
- San José
Things to See and Do In Quebradillas
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Festivals and Events
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There are 10 public schools in Quebradillas, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.