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.
|Land Area:||143 sq km (54.6 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||28.01 sq mi|
|Density:||276.5 per sq km (718.7 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$6,125|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Yabucoa es mi Pueblo...|
|Wards:||Aguacate, Calabaza, Camino Nuevo, Guayabota, Jácana, Juan Marín, Limones, Playa, Pueblo and Tejas.|
|Driving Distance:||39.8 miles *|
|Driving Time:||1 hour, 8 minutes *|
Festivals and Events
- Festival del Azucar, Guarapo y Melao - May
- Festival del Campesino - October
- Festival del Carmen en la Playa Guayanis - 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
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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