Vega Baja

(VAI-gah BAH-hah)
Location of Vega Baja

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
Population: 63,355
Density: 510.1 per sq km (1,326.1 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 21,990
Housing Density: 479.2
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

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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