Gurabo is known as "La Ciudad de las Escaleras" (city of the stairs). Gurabo was founded in 1815 by Luis del Carmen Echevarría.
The city is home the Universidad del Turabo (1972).
Gurabo is located in the central eastern region, north of San Lorenzo; south of Trujillo Alto; east of Caguas; and west of Carolina and Juncos; Its rivers are: Gurabo and Grande de Loíza.
Gurabo is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):
- Hato Nuevo
- Santa Rita
Things to See and Do In Gurabo
Want to know what to see and do in Gurabo? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.
Festivals and Events
- Fiestas Patronales de San Jose - March
Every year, Gurabo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
There are 12 public schools in Gurabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Gurabo is also home of 2 colleges and universities.
Land Area: 27.89 sq mi
Density: 1,683.70 per sq mi
Median Age: 40.1
Sex: 53% female
Median household income: $35,367
Puerto Rico: $21,058
Persons below poverty line: 29.8%
Housing, families and educational attainment *
Number of households
Housing units density:
Persons per household: 3.18
High school grad or higher: 81.9%
Marital status: 43% married
* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted - Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.
** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020
Coordinates: 18.2544° N, 65.9731° W
Zip Code: 778
Driving Distance from San Juan: 19.1 miles
Driving Time: 44 minutes