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Maunabo, Puerto Rico

(mou-NAH-bo)

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

Restaurants

  • 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

Accommodations

  • 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

Symbols

Maunabo Flag Maunabo Coat of Arms

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

Education

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

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

Population
10,589

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
$9,872
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
3,893
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?

In 1509, Juan Garrido, a conquistador in Juan Ponce de León's entourage, became the first African to set foot on the island.