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Maunabo, Puerto Rico


Maunabo is known as "La Ciudad Tranquila" or "La Ciudad de los Jueyeros". Maunabo was founded in 1799. Maunabo derives its name from an Taino Indian river name "Manatabón".

The Maunabo Lighthouse located on Punta Tuna, was built by the Spaniards in 1892.

Maunabo is located in the southeastern coast, northeast of Patillas and south of Yabucoa. The annual precipitation is approximately 80 inches and the average temperature is 78F.

The surrounding areas produces sugar cane and fruits.

There are many well-known "maunabeños", among them: Rafael Dominguez, Gilberto Martorel, Maria Bodvin, Lios Gugo Suarez, and Jose G. Sugranes.

Maunabo is made up of 9 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Calzada
  • Emajagua
  • Lizas
  • Matuyas Alto
  • Matuyas Bajo
  • Palo Seco
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Talante


  • Bella Vista Restaurant & Sea Terrace (Sea Food), (787) 861-1501
  • Bohios (Sea Food), (787) 861-2545
  • La Cueva del Juey (Sea Food), (787) 861-2969


  • Villas del Faro (Rental), 787-210-4428

Festivals and Events

  • Feria de la Caña - April
  • Festival de Navidad - December
  • Festival Jueyero - September
  • Festival Palo Seco - November
  • Fiestas Patronales San Pedro y San Isidro Labrador - June
  • Maraton Ano Viejo - December
  • Maraton Pablo Ramirez - February


Maunabo Flag Maunabo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Maunabo pueblito del sureste de mi amada patria Borinqun...


There are 8 public schools in Maunabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 21.07 sq mi

Density: 499.3 per sq mi

Median Age: 44.4

Sex: 51% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $20,561
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 43.9%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
263.2 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.71

High school grad or higher: 73.5%

Marital status: 37% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0072° N, 65.8993° W

Zip Code: 707

Driving Distance from San Juan: 53.3 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has been a colony for over 500 years.