Toa Alta

(TO-ah AHL-tah)

Toa Alta is known as "La Cuna de Poetas" (birthplace of poets). Toa Alta was founded in 1751.

Toa Alta is located in the nothern coast of the island, north of Naranjito; south of Dorado and Toa Baja; east of Vega Alta and Corozal; and west of Bayamón.

There are many well-known "toalteños", among them: former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.

Land Area: 70 sq km (27.5 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.20 sq mi
Population: 60,974
Density: 894.1 per sq km (2,324.7 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 21,075
Housing Density: 770.1
Per Capita Income: $8,568
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Cuna de historia y de grandes poetas
Wards: Contorno, Galateo, Mucarabones, Ortiz, Piñas, Pueblo, Quebrada Arenas, Quebrada Cruz and Río Lajas.
Driving Distance: 24.5 miles *
Driving Time: 42 minutes

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Fernando - May
    Every year, Toa Alta celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 870-2100

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

In 1509, Juan Garrido, a conquistador in Juan Ponce de León's entourage, became the first African to set foot on the island.