Cidra

(SEE-drah)

Cidra is known as "El Pueblo de la Eterna Primavera" (the town of the eternal spring) or "El Pueblo de la Paloma Sabanera". Cidra was founded in 1809.


Iglesia de Cidra (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

Cidra is located in the central region of the island, north of Cayey; south of Comerío and Aguas Buenas; east of Aibonito; and west of Caguas. Its rivers are: Bayamón, de la Plata and Arroyata.

There are many well-known "cidreños", among them: writer Benjamín López.

Cidra is made up of 12 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Arenas
  • Bayamón
  • Beatriz
  • Ceiba
  • Monte Llano
  • Pueblo
  • Rabanal
  • Rincón
  • Río Abajo
  • Salto
  • Sud
  • Toita

Things to See and Do In Cidra

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

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Semana Myrna Vazquez - February
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sra. del Carmen - July
    Every year, Cidra celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Festival Paloma Sabanera - November

Interesting Facts

You can find in this town the house of "La Paloma Sabanera" the only bird in Puerto Rico with blue eyes, because of this the government protect this specie and is classified in danger of extinction.

Symbols

Anthem: Del corazón de Puerto Rico nació Cidra

Climate

The annual precipitation is approximately 63.38 inches and the average temperature is 81.2ºF.

10 Day Forecast

Education

There are 17 public schools in Cidra, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Demographics *

43,480
Population
42,852 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 36.02 sq mi

Density: 1207.1 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.8

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $24,224
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 38.90 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

15,135
Number of households
Housing units density: 474.8

Persons per household: 3.24

High school grad or higher: 72.8%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.1758° N, 66.1614° W

Zip Code: 00739

Driving Distance from San Juan: 29.2 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 1 minute


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