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Mayor Marcelo Trujillo Panisse

Mayor Marcelo Trujillo Panisse

Humacao Hstory

             Traveling down Puerto Rico's eastern coast, south of Fajardo, you will find the town of Humacao. Previously an agriculture-based economy, this municipality now hosts several premier tourist resorts, golf courses and beaches, among other exciting attractions. While in Humacao, stop by the restored Casa Roig Museum, the former residence of Antonio Roig, a wealthy sugar cane plantation owner. Open Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
            Humacao was founded in 1722. Derives its name from a local Indian chief Jumacao.  Off shore near (1 km) Humacao is an island inhabited by Rhesus monkeys once used for scientific experiments back in the 1930s. Cayo Santiago (15.2 ha (38 acres) host one of two field stations of the Caribbean Primate Research Center in the island. The small island contains a population of approximately 800 monkeys, which are direct descendants of the original 409 monkeys imported from India and released onto the island in 1938. Research policy strictly limits the number of visitors allowed on the island at any one time, but you can cruise around it and snorkel nearby, observing the monkeys from a distance that is safe for both you and the animals.
            Humacao's small airport is served by Vieques Air Link with a daily flight from Vieques
           The town has light industry, including textiles, plastic products, and castor-oil extracting. The surrounding area produces coffee, sugarcane, rice, and tobacco.

 

Humacao Barrios   Humacao Town Square  Art Center
Humacao Nature Reserve    Humacao Beach    Beach2
Beach 3    Palmas Del Mar Pam Golf Course

 

          

 

 MAYOR  Hon. Marcelo Trujillo Paniss
 FOUNDED  1722 (autonomy 1793)
 POPULATION  59,035  inhabitants (Est. 2000)
 TOWN'S PATRON SAINT  La Inmaculada Concepción
 PEOPLE KNOW AS  Humacaeños  (Rohe Huesos)
 ISLE KNOW AS  The Gray City




 

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 Accommodations at Humacao

 

Palmas del Mar
 
(800) 496-7000

Route 906

Humacao, PR

 

Centro Vacacional Punta Santiago

(787) 852-1660

Sreet 3 Km 72 Hm 4

Humacao, PR

 

 Rio Mar Resort Villas

(787) 888-5503

Rio Mar Resort, Cluster III, Palmer

Humacao, PR

 

 



 


 

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