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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

(yah-boo-KO-ah)

Yabucoa is known as La Ciudad de los Azúcar, Yabucoa was founded in 1793. Derives its name from a Taino Indian term, which means sitio donde se cultiva la yuca.

Yabucoa is located in the southeastern region, north of Maunabo; south of San Lorenzo, Las Piedras and Humacao; and east of Patillas.

The surrounding areas produces sugar cane.

There are many well-known "yabucoeños", among them: Santiago Vidarte, Antonio Ayuso Valdivieso, and Jaime Bague.

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

  • Aguacate
  • Calabaza
  • Camino Nuevo
  • Guayabota
  • Jácana
  • Juan Marín
  • Limones
  • Playa
  • Pueblo
  • Tejas

Restaurants

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Accommodations

  • Parador Palmas de Lucia (Parador), 787-893-4423

Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Azucar, Guarapo y Melao - May
  • Festival del Campesino - October
  • Festival del Carmen en la Playa Guayanes - July
  • Festival de Quebradillas - September
  • Festival Jibaro de Martorell - December
  • Festival Playero - May
  • Fiestas Patronales de los Santos Angeles Custodios - October
    Every year, Yabucoa celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 893-3000

Symbols

Anthem: Yabucoa es mi Pueblo...

Education

There are 23 public schools in Yabucoa, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

Population
30,426

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 55.21 sq mi

Density: 595.3 per sq mi

Median Age: 44.1

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$10,124
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $16,828
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 51.7%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
11,687
Housing units density:
286.1 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.81

High school grad or higher: 71.9%

Marital status: 36% married

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0506° N, 65.8794° W

Zip Code: 767

Driving Distance from San Juan: 39.8 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 8 minutes




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