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Locals are known as "Los Sin Sopa" (without soup), because the town did not have a local meat market and people had to travel to long distances buy meat. While the city is known as "La Ciudad del Marlin" (the town of the Marlin).

Ceiba was founded on April 7, 1838 by Luis de la Cruz. Ceiba derives its name from a Indian word seyba, which is the name for a famous tree that grows in the island, the Ceiba Pentandra.

Ceiba is home of the Ceiba Forest (Tel. (787) 724-3647) which extends along the coastline between Ceiba and Fajardo. 95% of the forest is classified as mangrove. Various species of birds can be seen as well as turtles and manatees.

Ceiba is located in the east coast of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Naguabo, south of Fajardo, and east of Río Grande. Major rivers include: Daguao, Fajardo and Demajaguas.

There are many well-known "ceibeños", among them:

  • former San Juan mayor Felisa Rincón de Gautier
  • actor Luis Vigoreaux

Adjuntas is made up of 17 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Chupacallos
  • Daguao
  • Guayacán
  • Machos
  • Quebrada Seca
  • Pueblo
  • Río Abajo
  • Saco

Things to See and Do In Ceiba

Want to know what to see and do in Ceiba? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Marlin - May/June
  • Fiesta Nacional de la Raza - October
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Antonio de Padua - June
    Every year, Ceiba celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 885-2180
  • Maraton de los Enamorados - February
  • Maraton del Pavo - November


The flag derives its symbolism, design and colors from the municipal coat of arms. In particular, the cross refers to the name of Don Luis de la Cruz, who founded the town.

Ceiba Coat of Arms

Anthem: Ceiba...


There are 7 public schools in Ceiba, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


The annual precipitation is approximately 1.312mm and the average temperature is 78°F.

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Demographics *

12,946 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 29.04 sq mi

Density: 469.4 per sq mi

Median Age: 37.7

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $19,520
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 42.30 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 267.0

Persons per household: 3.12

High school grad or higher: 72.6%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2381° N, 65.6278° W

Zip Code: 00735, 00742

Driving Distance from San Juan: 33 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 1 minute

Did You Know?

The world famous drink, the Piña Colada was invented in a house on Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan and that its main ingredient Coco Lopez was invented by Ramon Lopez Irizarry.