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Santa Isabel

Municipio Autónomo de Santa Isabel
Skyline of Jauca 2 barrio in Santa Isabel
Skyline of Jauca 2 barrio in Santa Isabel
Flag of Santa Isabel
Coat of arms of Santa Isabel
Coat of arms
Tierra de Campeones,
La Ciudad de los Potros
Anthem: "En un pedazo del sur estás presente"
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Santa Isabel Municipality
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Santa Isabel Municipality
Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Founded October 5, 1842
 • Total 20,281
Demonym(s) Santaisabelinos
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 787/939
Major routes PR secondary 1.svg PR secondary 153.svg PR secondary 161.svg Ellipse sign 154.svg
Toll plate yellow.svg
PR primary 52.svg

Santa Isabel is a town and municipality of Puerto Rico located in the southern coast of the island, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas. Santa Isabel is spread over 7 barrios and Santa Isabel Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center). It is the principal city of the Santa Isabel Micropolitan Statistical Area and is part of the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.

Santa Isabel is known as La Ciudad de los Potros ("City of Colts") due to the number of potreros (or racehorse stud farms) in the area.


Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.


  • Aguirre State Forest
  • Rivers; Río Cayures, Río Coamo, Río Descalabrado and Río Jueyes.



  • Culo Prieto
  • Boca Velázquez
  • Descalabrado
  • Felicia 1
  • Felicia 2
  • Jauca 1
  • Jauca 2
  • Ollas
  • Paso Seco
  • Peñuelas
  • Playa
  • Playita Cortada
  • Useras
  • Santa Isabel Pueblo
  • Villa Retiro
  • Urbanización Santiago Apóstol
  • Villa Del Mar (El Cocal)
  • Los Llanos
  • Alturas de Santa Isabel
  • Urbanización Estancias
  • Urbanización Hacienda Concordia
  • Urbanización Paseos De Jacaranda
  • Urbanización Praderas Del Sur
  • Urbanización Villa Serena
  • Urbanización Valle Costero
  • Urbanización Brisas Del Prado
  • Urbanización Prados Del Soñador
  • Urbanización Portal De La Reina


Landmarks and places of interest

  • El Malecón (boardwalk)
  • Indian Museum
  • Jauca Beach
  • Hacienda Alomar Ruins


Festivals and Events

  • Agroferia Santa Isabel - April
  • Carnaval de Baloncesto Barrio Ollas - July
  • Patron Celebrations - July
  • City Foundation Anniversary - October
  • Encendido Navideño Barriada Felicia, Calle Elifaz Ostolaza - November



The flag is divided horizontally in three stripes of same the width: white the superior one, yellow the central one and red the inferior one, may be ornamented with sugar cane stems or without them.

Alternate flag of Santa Isabel with sugar cane stem ornamentation

Coat of Arms

The crowned It stands for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (Isabel in Spanish). The shells are a symbol for St. James the patron saint of the town, as well as for the many shells found near the town.


Crops in Felicia, Santa Isabel.


The surrounding areas produces fruits and vegetables such as mango, guineo and avocado. Campo Fresco, a Puerto Rican company, owns a plant in Santa Isabel, from where they produce Jugos Lotus juice and other drink brands.


Aerospace, electrical and electronic, metal products and nutritional products.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 4,858
1910 6,959 43.2%
1920 7,257 4.3%
1930 8,886 22.4%
1940 11,468 29.1%
1950 13,478 17.5%
1960 14,542 7.9%
1970 16,056 10.4%
1980 19,854 23.7%
1990 19,318 −2.7%
2000 21,665 12.1%
2010 23,274 7.4%
2020 20,281 −12.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1899 (shown as 1900) 1910-1930
1930-1950 1960-2000 2010 2020


Santa Isabel is known as Tierra de Campeones (Land of Champions) because of its rich sports tradition (especially in Baseball). The city is home to the Santa Isabel Potros baseball team. The Potros won the 1992 National Championship of the Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico. The team plays its home games at Estadio Municipal Luis Guillermo Moreno.

  • Class A Baseball Teams (Wild Passages of Paso Seco, Marlins de Felicia and Jueueros de Jauca)
  • Double A Baseball Team (Ponies of Santa Isabel)
  • Basketball Carnival (Ollas neighborhood) - July
  • Interbarrio Children's Basketball League - August–November
  • Sporting Goods Store (BBB Sports)
  • Double A Youth Baseball Team (Potritos U19)
  • Soccer Teams (Santa Isabel Soccer Club)
  • Collegiate Volleyball (UAGM Santa Isabel)


There are 12 bridges in Santa Isabel.

Notable Santaisabelinos

  • Adolfo L. Monserrate Anselmi - former member Puerto Rico House of Representatives
  • Carmelo Colón Rivera - Educator, Spanish Language Doctor, Poet.
  • Hiram Vega Cruz - Educator and composer.
  • Denny Agosto Vega - Musician, drummer, band member (Polyesnso).
  • César Miranda Rodríguez
  • Benito Santiago - Baseball player; won unanimously the 1986 the National League Rookie of the Year Award with the San Diego Padres.
  • Elvira M. Colón - Teacher.
  • Carlos Muñoz - Student from Escuela Superior Elvira M. Colón, the first from Santa Isabel to win Premios El Nuevo Día Educador
  • Melwin Cedeño - Actor, comedian, Merengue musician, and singer.
  • Carlos Colón Sr. - professional wrestler known as El Acróbata de Puerto Rico. Owner of the World Wrestling Council (WWC). Former WWE wrestler. Inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2014.
  • Mario Ortiz - Accomplished trumpet player, arranger and band leader of the 60's.
  • Elvin F. Torres Serrant - Musical Director of Limi-T 21. Released their first album in 1990 breaking new grounds in the genre of Merengue.
  • Javier Bermúdez - Lead singer of Limi-T 21.
  • Luigi Texidor - Singer for La Sonora Ponceña, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican All-Stars and Fania All-Stars.
  • Pedro María Descartes - Legislator, mayor and leader of the Autonomist Movement during the 18th century.
  • Melvin Rivera Velázquez - Journalist, historian and head of Global Bible Publishing of the United Bible Societies. Editor of the Santa Isabel history blog
  • Carlos Correa - Baseball player; First Overall Pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, 2015 American League Rookie Of The Year, Shortstop for the Houston Astros.
  • José Guzmán - Former professional Baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
  • Carlos Irrizarry - Painteret the Certi Hi
  • Mariano Civico - Salsa Singer.
  • Roque Delpín Reyes - Former Mayor 1993–1997.
  • Dr. José D. Quiles Rosas - Current president of Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico, former Santa Isabel Potros team owner.
  • George Nenadich on air personality on Sirius XM. The only Latino on air personality on 2 channels on Sirius XM. La Jungla de Rumbon ch767 Fri 7-10pm and on Caliente ch158 with Salsa Nation Sat 10-12pm. Born and raised in Paterson NJ from Puerto Rican parents. Mother from Santa Isabel, Playita Cortada sector PR and Father from Fajardo, PR.

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