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San Sebastian, Puerto Rico

(sahn se-bahs-tee-AHN)

San Sebastián is known as El Pueblo de los Pepinianos. San Sebastián was founded in 1752 by Pedro Martínez de Oneca.

San Sebastián has one of the most beautiful places, a waterfall called El Salto de Collazo (Collazo's leap).

San Sebastián is located south of Isabela and Quebradillas; north of Las Marías; east of Moca and Añasco; and west of Lares.

There are many well-known pepinianos, among them: composer Juan F. Acosta.

San Sebastian is made up of 25 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Aibonito
  • Aibonito Guerrero
  • Altozano
  • Bahomamey
  • Calabazas
  • Cibao
  • Cidral
  • Culebrinas
  • Eneas
  • Guacio
  • Guajataca
  • Guatemala
  • Hato Arriba
  • Hoyamala
  • Juncal
  • Magos
  • Mirabales
  • Perchas I
  • Perchas II
  • Piedras Blancas
  • Pozas
  • Pueblo
  • Robles
  • Salto
  • Sonador

Restaurants

  • Cafe Bohemio Internacional (International), (787) 280-1762
  • Restaurant Azteca (Mexican), (787) 896-7686

Accommodations

  • Hacienda El Jibarito (Hotel), (787) 280-4040
  • Hospederia Lago Vista (Hotel), (787) 280-5522

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de la Novilla - January
  • Festival de Reyes - January
  • Festival Nacional de la Hamaca - July
    (787) 896-3105
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Sebastian - January

Symbols

Anthem: Van ms de dos siglos de historia de vida..

Education

There are 27 public schools in San Sebastian, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. San Sebastian is also home of 1 colleges and universities.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

Population
39,345

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 70.42 sq mi

Density: 515.3 per sq mi

Median Age: 44.8

Sex: 51% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$10,069
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $15,995
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 51.6%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
13,740
Housing units density:
265.5 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.63

High school grad or higher: 67.8%

Marital status: 46% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3372° N, 66.9906° W

Zip Code: 685

Driving Distance from San Juan: 81.8 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes




Did You Know?

San Juan is the oldest continuously inhabited city in a U.S. territory.