PUERTO RICO'S ATHENS
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Welcome to Manatí
North central of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan City
Manatí have one of the Puerto Rico most iconic and scenic places like Mar Chiquita. Manatí is a great place to visit beautiful beach access, rich history and easy access from Puerto rico main highways
Manatí historically is very famous for their plantation of pineapples. They are so famous that this pineapples are covering almost a 70% of the island pineapple market. Also aside from the cultivation, Manatí is famous for surfing especially in the Balneario Los Tubos. An interesting fact about Los Tubos is that the name came from the larger waves curl formed.
Learn About Hatillo History
Manatí was founded in 1738 by Don Pedro Menéndez Valdez. It is named after a sea mammal, the manatee (the sea cow). Manatí is known as "La Ciudad Metropolitana" (metropolitan city) and "La Atenas de Puerto Rico" (Puerto Rico's Athens). During those early years, the Mayor of the town was Jose Aulet. Juan Ponce de León picked the Manatí leg of the Manuatabón River as the first area to pan for gold. The Aulet family owned lands rich in pineapples, sugar cane, and green bananas.
FIND NEW TREASURES
There is always something to celebrate in Puerto Rico and each city have their own unique celebrations during the year. This is the list of celebrations for the city of Manatí
Patron Festivities - February: "La Virgen De La Candelaria"
Cross Festivities - May
Beach Festival - July
Manatee Festival - July
Halloween Festival - October
Christmas Festival - December
Manatí is very well known for many attractive beaches and historic ruins.
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