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Santa Isabel

(SAHN-tah ee-sah-BEL)

Santa Isabel is known as La Ciudad de los Potros (colts city). Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.

Santa Isabel is located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas.

The surrounding areas produces fruits.

There are many well-known santaisabelinos, among them: Cesar Miranda, and Carmelo Colon Rivera.

Santa Isabel is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Boca Velázquez
  • Descalabrado
  • Felicia Uno
  • Felicia Dos
  • Jauca I
  • Jauca II
  • Playa
  • Pueblo

Things to See and Do In Santa Isabel

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

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Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval del Cemi - October
  • Carnaval del Juey - June
  • Festival del Mango - May
  • Festival del Pavo - November
  • Fiestas Patronales de Santiago Apostol - July
    Every year, Santa Isabel celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.


Santa Isabel Flag Santa Isabel Coat of Arms


There are 11 public schools in Santa Isabel, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Anthem: En un pedazo del sur ests presente...


10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

23,184 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 34.02 sq mi

Density: 684.1 per sq mi

Median Age: 34

Economics *

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

Median household income: $18,033
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 49.00 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 281.5

Persons per household: 3.31

High school grad or higher: 70.8%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 17.9661° N, 66.4050° W

Zip Code: 00757

Driving Distance from San Juan: 63.1 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Did You Know?

Although Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States classified as a commonwealth, many Puerto Ricans consider it to be a country in and of itself.