Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = Territory
subdivision_name1 = Puerto Rico
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map_caption =Location of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico.
longEW=W| official_name = Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico | nickname = La Ciudad de las Aguas Claras", "Los Mulos", "El Oasis de Puerto Rico", "Los Ñocos

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| map_caption = Location within the island of Puerto Rico

established_date = May 25, 1838|established_title=Founded| leader_title = Mayor | leader_title=Mayor
leader_name = Hon. Luis Arroyo Chiques
political party = Partido Popular Democrático
leader_party = PPD
leader_title1=Senatorial dist.
leader_name1= 7 - Humacao
leader_title2=Representative dist.
leader_name2 = 31 | area_magnitude = | area_total_km2 = 78.01
area_land_km2 = 78| area_water_km2 = .01| population_as_of = 2000 | population_note =
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footnotes = Anthem - "Aguas claras" |

Aguas Buenas is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Cidra and Caguas; south of Bayamón, Guaynabo and San Juan; east of Comerio; and west of Caguas. Aguas Buenas is spread over 9 wards and Aguas Buenas pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).


Aguas Buenas was originally a sector of Caguas known as "Aguabuena". In 1798, a group of residents started establishing their houses near some of the rivers in the area and started calling the sector "Aguas Claras".

The quantity of residents incremented with time and in July 25, 1832, they organized a meeting and commissioned Francisco de Salas Torres and Ramón Díaz to do the necessary arrangements for the region to be declared a municipality. A resident, Julian López, offered part of his estate to be used for the construction of a town square, a church, the city hall, and the priest house.

The town was officially founded in May 25, 1838 and the name was changed to "Aguas Buenas". Francisco de Salas Torres was declared the first mayor. Initially, the economy of the town relied on coffee plantations and commerce.

At the end of the 19th century, the town's population was close to 7,000.



A blue triangle with the base at the hoist has a solitary white star, like the national banner. Two additional triangles appear in yellow and green colors.

Coat of Arms

The shield shows us the Virgin of Monserrate at the top right side, a Taino Indian at the top left side, a symbol of the original inhabitants of this region. At the bottom right side it has a cornucopia containing the native fruit of Aguas Buenas. In the left bottom side, there are four maracas and güicharo, typical instruments of the "jibaros" of Aguas Buenas and Puerto Rico. The crown consists of three towers.


Barrios (Districts/Wards) []


The terrain is moderately mountainous located in the Cayey mountain range ("Sierra de Cayey"), part of the Cordillera Central in Puerto Rico. The highest peaks are La Peña, Santa Bárbara, La Tisa, and La Marquesa.


By Ramón Cintrón

Aguas claras
Alma limpia del Coquí,
Orgullosos hijos tuyos,
Por haber nacido aquí.
Indio noble que en cueva
nuestro pueblo verde vió.

La Cruz de España en tus venas,
rítmico grito africano
nuestra estirpe delineó.

Tus femeninas montañas,
plenas de café en flor,
cristalinas aguas bañan,
como concierto de amor.

Cabeza de cordillera,
rostro de nuestro país,
el cuatro, triple le cantan,
tierra fértil de abundancia,
de frutos puros de aquí.

Gente clara, gente buena
son tu corazón le aman,
viva Aguas Buenas
¡Aguas Buenas para mí!



Home of one of the biggest egg producers of the island, Del Campo. With over 180,000 laying hens putting out a daily production of 144,000 eggs makes for the largest egg production on the Island.


Ladies apparel.


Construction materials.


Landmarks and places of interest

*Aguas Buenas Caves
*Casa de Campo
*Monte El Palito
*Monte La Tiza

Festivals and events

*Festival de Salsa, Bomba y Plena - Late summer
*Agricultural Fest - May
*Carnaval - March
*Festival Folklórico de Campo y Pueblo - January
*Fiestas Patronales - September 8



There are around 14 public schools in Aguas Buenas. These are divided as follows:

Elementary Schools

* Dr. Gustavo Muñoz Díaz
* Ezequiel Ramos La Santa
* Jagüeyes Abajo
* José R. González
* Luis Santaella
* Luis T. Baliñas
* Mulitas Alvelo
* Ramón Luis Rivera/Juan Asencio
* Santa Clara
* Academia San Alfonso

Junior High Schools

* Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos
* Luis Muñoz Marín
* Su Bayamoncito
* Su Carmen D. Ortiz Ortiz (Also known as: Su Sumidero)

High Schools

* Josefa Pastrana


Like most of the districts in Puerto Rico, basketball and baseball are famous among the Aguas Buenas area. Like any state, rivals are fierce with the support of their one and only high school, who in "2007 was 7-3" and are currently "three time all state national champs."--NRHS

Notable "Aguasbonenses"

*Francisco and Ramon Diaz - Founder of Aguas Buenas
*Gustavo Muñoz Díaz - Dramatist
*Jacobo Córdova Chirino (1901-1955) - Journalist & Humorist
*José Arsenio Torres - Professor
*Luis Rechani Agrait (1902-1997) - Dramatist
*Pio Rechani - Journalist
*Rafael Nicolau - Journalist
*Josefa Pastrana Lopez (1899-1958) - Professor
*Joyce Guiraud - Miss Puerto Rico Universe 1998
*William Velázquez Escribano - Professor
*Gustavo Múñoz Díaz - Doctor
*Victor Coll y Cuchi - Politic
*Luis Cordova Chirino - Politic
*Ramon Luis Rivera - Politic
*Joseph Fonseca - Singer
*Isaias Díaz - Dramatist
*Pablo D. Quiñones - Supermarket Heir


LCDO. CEFERINO FLORESJuana Mojica Civic LeaderMon Caneja Merchant

External links

* [ Welcome to Puerto Rico Aguas Buenas]
* [ Map of Aguas Buenas Puerto Rico]
* [ Aguas Buenas Online]

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