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Area Guide of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
 
Río Grande is known for its lavish hotels, championship-worthy golf courses, iconic restaurants, and the rainforest known as El Yunque. It’s one of the biggest towns on the East Coast, with a population of 54,253 and is only about a 30-minute drive from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). The town of Rio Grande offers a breathtaking array of mountains, waterfalls, and scenic views.
 
Río Grande is spread over eight 'Barrios' plus the 'Río Grande Pueblo' (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). 
 
Zip Code: 00721, 00745
Driving Distance from San Juan: 15.4 miles
Driving Time: 32 minutes
 
 Roads in Rio Grande
 
 
Barrios

Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Rio Grande is subdivided into barrios. The municipal buildings, central square and large Catholic church are located in a barrio referred to as "el pueblo".

  1. Ciénaga Alta 
  2. Ciénaga Baja
  3. Guzmán Abajo
  4. Guzmán Arriba 
  5. Herreras 
  6. Jiménez 
  7. Mameyes II 
  8. Río Grande barrio-pueblo
  9. Zarzal 
 

 
Area Attractions
There are 27 beaches in Río Grande, and it is home to one of the largest secluded areas with beach access on the entire island. Major hotels in the area include Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort and Gran Melia Puerto Rico Resort. Trump International Golf Club plays host to the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open every year. Within a ten-minute drive is El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest within the United States National Forest System.

 

Waterfall in El Yunque

 

 

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
 

 

Education
There are 17 public schools in Rio Grande, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.
 
Universities and Colleges
Monteclaro Inst De Capacitacion Tec En Svc De Hosp
Carr. 955 Km. 4.8 Barrio Palme
Rio Grande PR, 00721-0000
Gen. Ph#: (787) 888-1135
Fin. Ph#: (787) 888-1135
Adm. Ph#: (787) 888-1135
Highest Degree: Award of less than one academic year
 
Public Schools  
Antera Rosado Fuentes
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-2051
Grades: KG-06
 
Carola
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-5150
Grades: KG-06
 
Casiano Cepeda (intermedia)
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-4410
Grades: 07-09
 
Casiano Cepeda (superior)
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-5295
Grades: 10-12
 
Edmundo Del Valle Cruz
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-8950
Grades: KG-06
 
Felix Sanchez Cruz
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 888-7699
Grades: PK-06
 
Julio Millan Cepeda
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 888-2476
Grades: PK-06
 
La Ponderosa
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-8630
Grades: KG-06
 
Liberata Iraldo (nueva)
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 888-3534
Grades: 07-09
 
Lola Millan Orellano
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-4574
Grades: 07-09
 
Pedro Falu Orellano
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-2778
Grades: 10-12
 
Pre-vocacional Casiano Cepeda
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-5200
Grades: UG-UG
 
Rafael De Jesus
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-2785
Grades: KG-06
 
Rosa Bernard
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-6680
Grades: KG-06
 
Su Rafael Rexach Due
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-2720
Grades: KG-09
 
Vega Alegre
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-3290
Grades: KG-06
 
Vicente Escobar
Rio Grande PR, 00745
Ph#: (787) 887-4810
Grades: PK-06
 
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