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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Going W on the 3 towards San Juan from Luquillo are food courts called Kioskos. For a slightly pricey but delicious Puerto Rican meal, check out La Parrilla which is Kioskos #2 near the end on the westmost side.
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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Canóvanas is known as " La Cuna de los Indios " (Indian cradle) and " La Ciudad de las Carreras " (race horse town) because of its racetrack call "El Comandante". Juan R. Calderón founded Canóvanas in 1909. Canóvanas derives its name from a local Indian chief Canobaná ( Canovanax ).

Canóvanas is also known as the " Pueblo Valeroso " (valiant town) because the local Indian chief Yuira was killed defending the Spaniards from the Taínos. Canóvanas is located in the northeastern region, north of Juncos and Las Piedras; south of Loíza; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande. Its rivers are: Canóvanas, Cubuy, Herrera, Canovanillas and Grande de Loíza. The annual precipitation is approximately 73.62 inches and the average temperature is 75ºF. The surrounding areas produce coffee, sugar cane and bananas. There are many well-known " canovanenses ", among them: Franciso E. Mundo, Enrique Sanchez Cappa, Julio Jimenez, Luis Sanchez Cappa, Rafael Albandoz, Agustin Lopez Cases; and Milagros Carillo (" La jibarita de Canovanas ").


Land Area: 73 sq km (28.0 sq mi) Water Area: 0.12 sq mi Population: 43,335 Density: 595.2 per sq km (1,547.6 per sq mi) Housing Units: 15,071 Housing Density: 458.8 Per Capita Income: $5,917 Source: 2000 Census Hymn: Canóvanax Wards: Campo Rico, Cubuy, El Verde, Hato Puerco, Las Lomas, Las Mercedes, Pueblo and Toma Agua. Driving Distance: 10.7 miles * Driving Time: 22 minutes * Limits: North Loza South Juncos and Las Piedras East Ro Grande West Carolina
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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Canóvanas is known as " La Cuna de los Indios " (Indian cradle) and " La Ciudad de las Carreras " (race horse town) because of its racetrack call "El Comandante". Juan R. Calderón founded Canóvanas in 1909. Canóvanas derives its name from a local Indian chief Canobaná ( Canovanax ).

Canóvanas is also known as the " Pueblo Valeroso " (valiant town) because the local Indian chief Yuira was killed defending the Spaniards from the Taínos. Canóvanas is located in the northeastern region, north of Juncos and Las Piedras; south of Loíza; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande. Its rivers are: Canóvanas, Cubuy, Herrera, Canovanillas and Grande de Loíza. The annual precipitation is approximately 73.62 inches and the average temperature is 75ºF. The surrounding areas produce coffee, sugar cane and bananas. There are many well-known " canovanenses ", among them: Franciso E. Mundo, Enrique Sanchez Cappa, Julio Jimenez, Luis Sanchez Cappa, Rafael Albandoz, Agustin Lopez Cases; and Milagros Carillo (" La jibarita de Canovanas ").


Land Area: 73 sq km (28.0 sq mi) Water Area: 0.12 sq mi Population: 43,335 Density: 595.2 per sq km (1,547.6 per sq mi) Housing Units: 15,071 Housing Density: 458.8 Per Capita Income: $5,917 Source: 2000 Census Hymn: Canóvanax Wards: Campo Rico, Cubuy, El Verde, Hato Puerco, Las Lomas, Las Mercedes, Pueblo and Toma Agua. Driving Distance: 10.7 miles *
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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Luquillo is known as " La Capital del Sol " (sun capital) and " La Riviera de Puerto Rico " (Puerto Rico's riviera). Luquillo was founded in 1797 by Cristóbal Guzmán. The town was named after the Indian cacique Loquillo, who died a few years after the last Indian rebellion in 1513.

If you return to or stay on the coastal highway, you'll soon reach Luquillo Beach. This huge plantation of majestic coconut palms shades more than a mile of fine and shimmering sand. It is one of the most popular and nicest public beaches in the San Juan area. It offers cafeterias, public bathrooms with showers, access for disabled people, and an ample parking lot. Monserrate Beach is one of the public beaches most frequented by the locals. Luquillo is located in the northeast coats, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Río Grande. There are many well-known " luquillenses ", among them: sculptor Tomás Batista .


Land Area: 68 sq km (26.0 sq mi) Water Area: 20.73 sq mi Population: 19,573 Density: 283.1 per sq km (762.1 per sq mi) Housing Units: 9,327 Housing Density: 363.0 Per Capita Income: $7,529 Source: 2000 Census Hymn: Junto a las costas del mar Atlántico... Wards: Juan Martín, Mameyes I, Mata de Plátano, Pitahaya, Pueblo and Sabana. Driving Distance: 23.3 miles * Driving Time: 45 minutes *
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Río Grande, Puerto Rico
Río Grande is known as " La Ciudad del Yunque " (Yunque city). Río Grande was founded in July 25, 1840 by Deriderio Brothers and Quilimaco Escobar.

The town was named after the great river that bathe its lands, Río Grande. Río Grande is located in the Northern Coastal Valley, only 30 minutes from San Juan. North of Las Piedras, Naguabo and Ceiba; east of Loíza and Canóvanas and west of Luquillo.