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Las Marias, Puerto Rico

(lahs mah-REE-yahs)

Las Marías is known as "La Ciudad de los Cítricos" (citric city). Las Marías was founded in 1871 by Benito Recio.

Las Marías is located north of Maricao; northeast of Añasco; south of San Sebastián; east of Mayagüez; and west of Lares.

Las Marias is made up of 14 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Anones
  • Bucarabones
  • Buenavista
  • Cerrote
  • Espino
  • Furnias
  • Maravilla Este
  • Maravilla Norte
  • Maravilla Sur
  • Naranjales
  • Palma Escrita
  • Pueblo
  • Purísima Concepción
  • Río Cañas

Restaurants

  • Comedor Yaguecas (Puerto Rican), (787) 827-3835

Accommodations

  • Gutierrez Guest House (Guest House), (787) 827-2087

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de la China Dulce - March
    (787) 827-2280
  • Festival de la Fundacion del Pueblo de las Maria - March
  • Fiestas Patronales Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria - December
    Every year, Las Marias celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 827-2280

Symbols

Las Marias Flag

Anthem: Por tus montes y tus aguas cristalinas...

Education

There are 10 public schools in Las Marias, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

Population
8,874

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 46.36 sq mi

Density: 175.4 per sq mi

Median Age: 42.9

Sex: 50% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$7,726
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $14,765
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 48.4%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
2,725
Housing units density:
86 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.95

High school grad or higher: 63.9%

Marital status: 46% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2514° N, 66.9933° W

Zip Code: 670

Driving Distance from San Juan: 87.6 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes




Did You Know?

The world's largest filled-aperture telescope (i.e., a full dish) is the Arecibo radio telescope located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, whose 305-meter dish is fixed in the ground.