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Peñuelas known as "La Capital del Güiro" (giro capital) and Valle de los Flamboyanes" (valley of the flame trees). Peñuelas was founded in 1793 by Diego de Alvarado.

Peñuelas is located in the southern coast of the island, south of Adjuntas; east of Guayanilla; and west of Ponce.

There are many well-known "peñolanos", among them: writer Lorenzo A. Balazquiede and writer Luis Díaz Hernández.

Peñuelas is made up of 13 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Barreal
  • Coto
  • Cueva
  • Encarnación
  • Jaguas
  • Macaná
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Ceiba
  • Rucio, Santo Domingo
  • Tallaboa Alta
  • Tallaboa Poniente
  • Tallaboa Saliente

Things to See and Do In Peñuelas

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

What to Do and See?

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Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Jose - March
    Every year, Penuelas celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 836-1136


Penuelas Flag

Anthem: As Es Mi Pueblo


10 Day Forecast

Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 44.62 sq mi

Density: 443.7 per sq mi

Median Age: 39.7

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $17,313
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 54.5%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
206.6 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.89

High school grad or higher: 73.6%

Marital status: 39% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0594° N, 66.7225° W

Zip Code: 624

Driving Distance from San Juan: 86.8 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Did You Know?

The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is the oldest buildings in San Juan, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere; construction began in 1521.