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Guaynabo

(gwei-NAH-bo)

Guaynabo is known as "Capital del Deporte" (capital of the sport). Puerto Rico's first settlement, Caparra, was founded in the area in 1508 by Juan Ponce de León. Guaynabo derives its name from a Taino Indian term which means "lugar de aguas dulces".

The Caparra Ruins Historical Museum & Park, the first Spanish settlement on Puerto Rico (1508), includes the remains of explorer Juan Ponce de León's residence.

Guaynabo is located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan.

Economy

Fruits are the principal crops grown in the surrounding rural area.

Notable People

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

Things to See and Do In Guaynabo

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

What to Do and See?

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval Mabo - February
  • Ciudad Encantada en Navidad - November/December
    Festivities take place in the Tablado del Rio parking lot. (787) 272-0101
  • Festival Bomba y Plena - October
    Festivities take place in the Bo. Amelia. (787) 272-0101
  • Fiesta de Reyes - January
    (787) 272-0101
  • Fiestas Patronales San Pedro Martir - April
    Every year, Guaynabo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Iluminacion Navidena - November
    (787) 272-0101

Symbols

Guaynabo Flag Guaynabo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Guaynabo, pueblo querido,...

Education

There are 24 public schools in Guaynabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Guaynabo is also home of 2 colleges and universities.

Geography

Guaynabo is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Camarones
  • Frailes
  • Guaraguao
  • Hato Nuevo
  • Mamey
  • Pueblo
  • Pueblo Viejo
  • Río
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonadora

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

97,924
Population
94,645 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 27.58 sq mi

Density: 3550.5 per sq mi

Median Age: 39.7

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $35,074
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 27.10 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

37,402
Number of households
Housing units density: 1523.3

Persons per household: 3.09

High school grad or higher: 80.2%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.1144° N, 66.1681° W

Zip Code: 00965, 00966, 00968, 00969, 00970, 00971

Driving Distance from San Juan: 15.8 miles

Driving Time: 27 minutes


Did You Know?

All the lakes in Puerto Rico are man made.