Vega Baja(VAI-gah BAH-hah)
Vega Baja is known as "La Ciudad del Melao Melao" (syrup city). Vega Baja was founded in October 3, 1776 by Antonio Viera, with the name of "Vega-baxa del Naranjal de Nuestra Señora del Rosario".
Vega Baja is located in northern coast, north of Morovis; east of Manatí; and west of Vega Alta.
There are many well-known "vegabajeños", among them: Rafael Balseiro Dávila.
|Land Area:||122 sq km (46.7 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||22.28 sq mi|
|Density:||510.1 per sq km (1,326.1 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$7,279|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Más dulce que la miel es tu recuerdo...|
|Wards:||Algarrobo, Almirante Norte, Almirante Sur, Cabo Caribe, Ceiba, Cibuco, Pueblo, Puerto Nuevo, Pugnado Adentro, Pugnado Afuera, Quebrada Arenas, Río Abajo, Río Arriba and Yeguada.|
|Driving Distance:||30.9 miles *|
|Driving Time:||49 minutes *|
Festivals and Events
- Feria Socio-Cultural - May
- Festival Navideno - December
- Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Virgen del Rosario - October
Every year, Vega Baja celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 855-2500
- Maraton Melao Melao - October
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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