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Moca is known as "La Ciudad del Mundillo" (bobbin lace capital). Moca was founded in June 22, 1772 by José de Quiñones.

Moca is located in the northwest region of the island, north of Añasco; southeast of Aguadilla; east of Aguada; and west of Isabela and San Sebastián.

Iglesia San Juan Nepomuceno
(Photo: Manuel Santiago)

There are many well-known "mocanos", among them:

  • Antonio Caban Vale, "El Topo", folklore singer
  • Enrique A. Laguerre Vélez, writer and educator

Moca is made up of 17 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Aceitunas
  • Capá
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cruz
  • Cuchillas
  • Marías
  • Naranjo
  • Plata
  • Pueblo
  • Rocha
  • Voladoras

Things to See and Do In Moca

Want to know what to see and do in Moca? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Camaron - May
  • Festival del Mundillo - November
    Moca welcomes everybody to its Bobbin Lace Festival. Exhibits of bobbin lace (mundillo) as well as other types of weaving and knitting take place at the plaza town. The festival also includes: weaving demonstrations, traditional music, food and drinks. (787) 818-0105
  • Fiestas Patronales Nuestra Senora de la Monserrate - September
    Every year, Moca celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 877-2270
  • Mundillo Festival - November
    Moca celebrates every year this festival where you can view displays of delicate bobbin lace. (787) 877-2270
  • Parranda del Enchaquetao - December


Moca Flag

Anthem: Doce barrios, doce estrellas...


There are 17 public schools in Moca, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

39,153 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 50.34 sq mi

Density: 796.8 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.1

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $14,717
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 52.80 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 333.7

Persons per household: 3.19

High school grad or higher: 66.0%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3947° N, 67.1133° W

Zip Code: 00676

Driving Distance from San Juan: 87 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes

Did You Know?

The oldest city in the United States is St. Augustine in Florida, that is according to a continuously settled Europeans in the city. But the United States jurisdiction recognises San Juan as the oldest city in the US territory of Puerto Rico.