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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 only succesfull attack against San Juan happened on June 15. The British Navy led by George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, conquered the island and held it for several months.