Peñuelas known as "La Capital del Güiro" (giro capital) and Valle de los Flamboyanes" (valley of the flame trees). Peñuelas was founded in 1793 by Diego de Alvarado.

Peñuelas is located in the southern coast of the island, south of Adjuntas; east of Guayanilla; and west of Ponce.

There are many well-known "peñolanos", among them: writer Lorenzo A. Balazquiede and writer Luis Díaz Hernández.

Peñuelas is made up of 13 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Barreal
  • Coto
  • Cueva
  • Encarnación
  • Jaguas
  • Macaná
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Ceiba
  • Rucio, Santo Domingo
  • Tallaboa Alta
  • Tallaboa Poniente
  • Tallaboa Saliente

Things to See and Do In Peñuelas

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

What to Do and See?

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Jos - March
    Every year, Penuelas celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.


Penuelas Flag

Anthem: As Es Mi Pueblo


10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

22,964 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 44.62 sq mi

Density: 544.2 per sq mi

Median Age: 33

Economics *

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

Median household income: $14,938
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 60.40 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 206.6

Persons per household: 3.48

High school grad or higher: 66.6%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0594° N, 66.7225° W

Zip Code: 00624

Driving Distance from San Juan: 86.8 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes


Did You Know?

The world's highest concentrations of Bioluminescent waters are in Puerto Rico.