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Hatillo, Puerto Rico


Hatillo is known as "El Pueblo sin Sopa" (the town without soup). Hatillo was founded on June 30, 1823 by Agustín Ruiz Miranda.

Hatillo is located on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; north Lares and Utuado; east of Camuy; and west of Arecibo.

Today, Hatillo is the mayor producer of milk in the island and produces the third part consumed in Puerto Rico.

There are many well-known "hatillanos", among them: Velda González.

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

  • Aibonito
  • Bayaney
  • Buena Vista
  • Campo Alegre
  • Capáez
  • Carrizales
  • Corcovado
  • Hatillo
  • Naranjito
  • Pueblo


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  • Parador El Buen Cafe (Parador), (787) 898-1000
  • Rosa Del Mar Hotel (Hotel), (787) 262-1515
  • C9 Hatillo del Mar (Rental), (787) 898-3624
  • Costa Norte I-9 (Rental), (586) 292-2552
  • SeaTurtle House (Guest House), (787) 890-1572

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de las Mascaras - December
    Colorful masks and costumes decorate Hatillo Festival of Masks. The festivities include dances, food, parades. (787) 898-3835
  • Festival del Guiro - December
    (787) 898-3840
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sra. del Carmen - July
    Every year, Hatillo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 898-3840


There are 15 public schools in Hatillo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Hatillo Flag

Anthem: De un mar azul en el Atlántico...

Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 41.78 sq mi

Density: 947 per sq mi

Median Age: 43

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $18,998
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 45.2%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
415.6 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.84

High school grad or higher: 74.5%

Marital status: 45% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.4864° N, 66.8256° W

Zip Code: 659

Driving Distance from San Juan: 61.5 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since 1898.