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Camuy


Camuy is located in the northern part of Puerto Rico. It is also known as the "romantic city", the "city of the sandpits" and the "city of the Taíno Sun". Its area covers 119 square kilometers (46 miles2). Thirteen are its neighborhoods: Abra Honda, Camuy Arriba, Camuy Pueblo, Cibao, Ciénagas, Membrillo, Piedra Gorda, Puente, Puertos, Quebrada, Santiago, Yeguada and Zanja. According to the 2000 census, its general population was 35,244 camuyanos. Its patron saint is San José and its festivities are held in the month of March. Throughout its history, Camuy's economy has revolved around agriculture, highlighting the cultivation of sugar cane coming to have three sugar plants: the Alliance, the Soller and the Riollano , the planting of tobacco, coffee and minor fruits. Currently, one of the economic lines that remains in the municipality is the dairy industry and cheese making. Among its brands are distinguished the "Queso Tridas" and the "Quesos Martínez". Other manufacturing industries are: Hanes Men's Wear, Inc., Ebanistería Trujillo, Queen Footwear, Pan Am Shoe Co, Inc. and P. R. Buttery MFG. On the other hand, this municipality has a great tourist attraction: the Cave Park. It comprises 268 acres of underground caverns that runs through the Camuy River. This park is the third largest cave system in the world. It contains 16 entrances and 11 kilometers of caves. Guided tours allow your attendees to enjoy and see this natural resource up close under an ecotourism program.
 

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