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Corozal, Puerto Rico


Corozal is known as "La Cuna del Volibol" (Volleyball birthplace). Corozal was founded in 1795 by Joaquin Marrero and Jose de Rivera Ortiz, and officially became a town in 1804.

The city name is derived from the "palma de corozo" (grugru palm, Acrocomia media) which abounds in the central zone of the Island.

Corozal is home to the Historical Center of Cibuco, a park and museum with relics from the puertorican natives (tainos) as well as objects, paintings and artifacts from the town's history.


Corozal is located in the central-eastern region, north of Orocovis and Barranquitas; south Vega Alta; southwest of Toa Alta; east of Morovis and Orocovis; and west of Naranjito. Major rivers include: Manati, Cibuco, De los Negros, Corozal and Grande de Manatí.

Corozal is made up of 12 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Abras
  • Cibuco
  • Cuchillas
  • Dos Bocas
  • Magueyes
  • Maná
  • Negros
  • Padilla
  • Palmarejo
  • Palmarito
  • Palos Blancos
  • Pueblo


Corozal annual precipitation is 74 inches, and its average temperature is 77°. The driest month is February, the wetest is August. The warmest month is August, the coolest is January.

10 Day Forecast


  • Cafe Museo El Yagrumo (Puerto Rican), (787) 859-5980
  • China Royal Express Restaurant (Chinese), (787) 859-0031
  • La Montana Steak House (Steak), (787) 859-3049
  • Lechonera El Negro (Puerto Rican), (787) 859-7006

Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval San Juan Bautista - June
  • Festival del Platano - August
    The three-day event features a variety of plantain dishes along with live music and vendors.You must try aranitas (shredded fried green plantain) stuffed with chicken, banana soup, mofongo with seafood, tostones, and maduritos. (787) 859-3060
  • Festival Nacional del Platano - October
    Exhibitions of local produce, especially dishes made with green and ripe plantains, crafts, paintings, folkloric music and dance. (787) 859-3060
  • Fiestas Patronales de la Sagrada Familia - January
    Every year, Corozal celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 859-3060



The flag of Corozal consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, yellow the top, green the middle and blue the bottom, and in some instances the middle stripe could have embroidered or printed the Coat of Arms.


The anthem was written by Anibal Gandara Campo. The title is Salve Perla de Sabana...


There are 15 public schools in Corozal, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Corozal is also home of one vocational institution.

Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 42.57 sq mi

Density: 773.6 per sq mi

Median Age: 40.9

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $16,933
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 52.3%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
328.8 (2013)

Persons per household: 3.04

High school grad or higher: 71.5%

Marital status: 43% married

* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted - Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.
** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3417° N, 66.3169° W

Zip Code: 783

Driving Distance from San Juan: 32.2 miles

Driving Time: 59 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico is home to one cultural site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Old San Juan.