Monday, November 10, 2014

Rio Grande -

 Río Grande is known as "La Ciudad del Yunque" (Yunque city). (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o ˈɣɾande]). Río Grande was founded in July 25, 1840.

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. Río Grande is spread over eight wards and Río Grande Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Coordinates: 18°22′49″N 65°49′53″W

Río Grande was founded in July 1840, by Desiderio and Quilimaco Escobar, with the approbation of governor Miguel López. It was named after the Río Grande and is located where the Río Grande and the Río Espíritu Santo (Holy Spirit) join. Nickname(s): La Ciudad del Yunque
Anthem: "Entre las ondas que juguetean" (Between waves frolicking).

Landmarks and places of interest

Coco Beach
El Yunque
Indio Cave
Las Picúas Beach

Río Grande is home to one of the largest secluded areas with beach access (Coco Beach) on the entire island. Major hotels in the area include Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort and Gran Melia Puerto Rico Resort. Every March, the Trump International Golf Club plays host to the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.
Within a ten-minute drive is El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest within the United States National Forest System and a finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature receiving thousands of votes from around the globe.
Festivals and Events
      Fiestas de Cruz – May
      Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sra. del Carmen - July Every year, Rio Grande celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 887-2370

Top-rated Rio Grande Attractions
Rain Forest Zip Line Park

Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico

Westin Rio Mar Golf Club
Golf Courses
Trump International Golf Club

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