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A visit to "La Playa de Lucia" in Yabucoa,
Yabucoa - Town Information
Yabucoa is a small town in the south eastern tip of
Puerto Rico located in the southeastern region, north
of Maunabo; south of San Lorenzo, Las Piedras and Humacao;
and east of Patillas and about one hour from San Juan.
Yabucoa is spread over 9 wards and Yabucoa Pueblo (The
downtown area and the administrative center of the city).
Its name is derived from the Taíno word meaning land
of water, most likely due to the large number of rivers
that water the region. Yabucoa is also known as "La
Ciudad del Azúcar" (The City of Sugar).
Yabucoa was founded in 1793.  Flag The design
of the flag of Yabucoa is abstract, inspired by the
colors of the municipal shield; green, white and violet.
 Coat of Arms In the shield appear two angels
representing the immense multitude of them. The color
purple (violet) field of the shield represents the highest
dignity of the angels. The walking sticks are attributes
of the traveller, and refer to the holy office of the
Angels as guides and companions in man's journey in
his earthly life. The canes are adorned with guajana
flowers, representing the wealth of the sugar cane.
The green land where the angels stand symbolizes the
fertile valley in which Yabucoa is located
To learn more about Yabucoa
Photos taken by Eddie Santos