Vega Alta

(VAI-gah AHL-tah)

Vega Alta is known as "El Pueblo de los Ñangotaos" (town of squaters). Vega Alta was founded in 1775 by Francisco de los Olivos.

Vega Alta is located in the northern coast of the island, north of Morovis and Corozal; east of Vega Baja; and west of Dorado.

Vega Alta (Photo: Steve Moore)

Vega Alta is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Bajura
  • Candelaria
  • Cienagueta
  • Espinosa
  • Maricao
  • Mavilla
  • Pueblo
  • Sabana

Things to See and Do In Vega Alta

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

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Festivals and Events

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Anthem: En la costa norte de mi islita...


There are 10 public schools in Vega+Alta, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Did You Know?

Medalla Light, Puerto Rico's top-selling light beer, won first prize in 2005 for light beer in Brussels awarded by Monde Selection. Produced by Cervecera de Puerto Rico, a family-owned business founded in 1937. Medalla Light has a thin, white head and a clear, fairly bubbly, straw appearance.