Villalba is known as "La Ciudad del Gandul" (pigeon pea city) and "La Ciudad de los Lagos" (city of lakes). Villalba was founded in 1917 by José R. Figueroa and Walter Mac K. Jones.

Villalba is located in the central region, northeast of Juana Díaz; south of Orocovis; and west of Coamo.

Lago Villalba (Photo: Ignacio Rivera)

The surrounding areas produces green pigeon pees and coffee.

There are many well-known "villalbeños", among them: Virgilio Negron, Agustin Burgos, Carmen Suarez, Maximino Miranda, Welter K. Jones, and Bernardo Negron.

Villaba is made up of 7 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Caonillas Abajo
  • Caonillas Arriba
  • Hato Puerco Arriba
  • Pueblo
  • Vacas
  • Villalba Abajo
  • Villalba Arriba

Things to See and Do In Villalba

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Anthem: A las orillas del Río Jacaguas...


There are 14 public schools in Villalba, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Did You Know?

The zip code 00601 is the lowest assigned to any geographic place in the United States or its territories and belongs to Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.