Patillas is known as "La Esmeralda del Sur" (emerald of the south), because of its green mountains. Patillas was founded in 1811.
Patillas is located in the southeastern coast, south of San Lorenzo; west of Yabucoa and Maunabo; and east of Guayama and Arroyo.
The surrounding areas produces sugar cane and oranges.
There are many well-known "patillenses", among them: Angelita Lind.
|Land Area:||125 sq km (47.3 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||28.62 sq mi|
|Density:||163.9 per sq km (426.0 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$5,950|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Wards:||Apeadero, Bajo, Cacao Alto, Cacao Bajo, Egozcue, Guardarraya, Jacaboa, Jagual, Mamey, Marín, Mulas, Muñoz Rivera, Pollos, Pueblo, Quebrada Arriba and Ríos.|
|Driving Distance:||59.6 miles *|
|Driving Time:||1 hour, 31 minutes *|
Festivals and Events
- Carnaval de Patillas - May
The festivities include dances, food, and parades. (787) 839-4120
- Festival de Harina - December
- Festival del Name - December
- (787) 839-4120
- Festival Monte y Mar - July
- Fiestas Patronales de San Benito Abad - March
Every year, Patillas celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 839-4120
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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