Skip Navigation

Naguabo, Puerto Rico

(nah-GWAH-bo)

Naguabo is known as "El Pueblo de los Enchumbaos" (the town of the soaked ones). Naguabo was founded in July 15, 1821. Derives its name from a local Indian Chief Naguabo.

Naguabo is located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras.

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

  • Pedro C. Timohee
  • Orlando Rodríguez Cabreras
  • Arturo Gallardo Woods
  • former first lady Inés María Mendoza
  • composer Pedro Flores
  • comedian Ramon del Rivero "Diplo"
  • singer Carmen Delia Dipini
  • Tito Henriquez

Naguabo is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Cubuy
  • Daguao
  • Duque
  • Húcares
  • Santiago y Lima
  • Maizales
  • Mariana
  • Peña Pobre
  • Pueblo
  • Río Blanco

Accommodations

  • Casa Cubuy Bed and Breakfast (Small Inn), (787) 874-6221
  • Casa Flamboyant (Guest House), 787-874-6074
  • Playa Hucares Getaway (Rental), (732) 536-8996

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Diplo - June
  • Festival del Chapin - June
  • Fiestas del Carmen - July
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Virgen del Rosario - October
    Every year, Naguabo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 874-3040
  • Semana de Pedro Flores - March

Symbols

Naguabo Flag Naguabo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Hacia el este de las Islas Antillanas...

Education

There are 13 public schools in Naguabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

Population
23,386

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 51.66 sq mi

Density: 501.9 per sq mi

Median Age: 39.4

Sex: 53% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$9,337
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $19,224
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 48.1%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
8,276
Housing units density:
232.8 (2013)

Persons per household: 3.13

High school grad or higher: 74.9%

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: 18.2194° N, 65.7367° W

Zip Code: 00718, 00744

Driving Distance from San Juan: 34.9 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes




Did You Know?

More than 360 million people around the world speak Spanish.