San Sebastian

(sahn se-bahs-tee-AHN)

San Sebastián is known as "El Pueblo de los Pepinianos". San Sebastián was founded in 1752 by Pedro Martínez de Oneca.

San Sebastián has one of the most beautiful places, a waterfall called "El Salto de Collazo" (Collazo's leap).

San Sebastián is located south of Isabela and Quebradillas; north of Las Marías; east of Moca and Añasco; and west of Lares.

There are many well-known "pepinianos", among them: composer Juan F. Acosta.

Land Area: 185 sq km (53.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.77 sq mi
Population: 43,514
Density: 320.7 per sq km (834.0 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 16,682
Housing Density: 236.7
Per Capita Income: $5,681
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Van más de dos siglos de historia de vida..
Wards: Aibonito, Aibonito Guerrero, Altozano, Bahomamey, Calabazas, Cibao, Cidral, Culebrinas, Eneas, Guacio, Guajataca, Guatemala, Hato Arriba, Hoyamala, Juncal, Magos, Mirabales, Perchas I, Perchas II, Piedras Blancas, Pozas, Pueblo, Robles, Salto and Sonador.
Driving Distance: 81.8 miles *
Driving Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de la Novilla - January
  • Festival de Reyes - January
  • Festival Nacional de la Hamaca - July
    (787) 896-3105
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Sebastian - January

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico is home three bioluminescent bays. Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in Fajardo and La Bahía Fosforescente in La Parguera.