Santa Isabel

(SAHN-tah ee-sah-BEL)

Santa Isabel is known as "La Ciudad de los Potros" (colts city). Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.

Santa Isabel is located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas.

The surrounding areas produces fruits.

There are many well-known "santaisabelinos", among them: Cesar Miranda, and Carmelo Colon Rivera.


Land Area: 188 sq km (34.2 sq mi)
Water Area: 42.81 sq mi
Population: 18,300
Density: 243.7 per sq km (633.4 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 7,569
Housing Density: 221.7
Per Capita Income: $5,903
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: En un pedazo del sur estás presente...
Wards: Boca Velázquez, Descalabrado, Felicia Uno, Felicia Dos, Jauca I, Jauca II, Playa, and Pueblo.
Driving Distance: 63.1 miles *
Driving Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval del Cemi - October
  • Carnaval del Juey - June
  • Festival del Mango - May
  • Festival del Pavo - November
  • Fiestas Patronales de Santiago Apostol - July
    Every year, Santa Isabel celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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