San juan puerto rico bayamon: Things to Do in Bayamón

Bayamón, Puerto Rico

(bah-yah-MON or bI-auml;-‘mon)

Bayamón is known as «El Pueblo del Chicharrón»
(fried pig skin city), considered the best in Puerto Rico.
Chicharrón is made with different seasoned cuts of pork (also made with chicken) and deep fried.
The town was established in May 22, 1772 by Juan Ramírez de Arrellano.

Bayamón derives its name from a local Indian chief Bahamon.
However, others claim that the name came from the Taíno word
Bayamóngo, which is the name of one of the rivers
that cross the city.

Bayamón is part of the metropolitan area of San Juan and is
the island’s second most populous city. Bayamón is considered to be the most progressive city of
the island.

There are many places to visit in Bayamón, including the
Luis A. Ferré Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) located
on Route 167, this 42-acre science-themed park features museums, numerous playgrounds, a zoo, and an observation deck. It is
the only place, outside of the United States, where you can find an exhibition of NASA rockets and rockets parts.
Open Wednesday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 6pm. Box office closes 1-1/2
hours before park closing time; (787) 740-6868, (787) 740-6878 and (787) 740-6871.

Another place is worth visiting is the City Hall, this building crosses over five lanes of highway.
While walking through a connecting corridor, right above the road, pedestrians can see passing cars underneath.
Built in 1978 of concrete, glass, and lemon-yellow steel I-beams is the only suspended building of its kind in the
Caribbean and is believed to be the only one of its class around the world.

Located on the former Bayamon City Hall, Francisco Oller Art and History Museum
features memorabilia of the city’s history, arts and sports. Located bewteen Maceo and Degetau Sts. (787) 785-6010.

Former home of Jose Celso Barbosa, who is often referred as the father of statehood, now houses the
Jose Celso Barbosa Museum featuring objects that belonged to Barbosa, such as family
photos, medals, and certificates. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-noon 1:00pm-4:00pm, (787) 977-2700.

Bayamón Central University was founded in 1970, and the town has a
regional college of the University of Puerto Rico.

Additional Places and Sights

Other places worth exploring include:

  • Santa Cruz Cathedral, founded in 1772
  • Parque Central, open Tu-Su: 9:00am-6:00pm, (787) 798-8191
  • Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, (787) 725-2110
  • Plaza del Sol, Shopping center with over 120 stores. Open Mon-Sat 9-9, Sun 11-5.


The city lies in a fertile
valley in which sugar, tobacco, grapefruit, vegetables, and coffee are
raised. The first hydraulic sugar mill on the island was built in
Bayamón about 1548, and sugar has continued to be a valuable
commodity. Sugar mills are among Bayamón’s chief industrial
establishments; others are iron foundries, brick yards, ice plants,
dairies, and an oil refinery. Manufactures have included auto parts,
machinery, precision tools, watches and clocks, canned foods, tin
cans, tobacco products, clothing, and zippers. Merchandise is transported
by truck to the Port of San Juan.


Bayamón territory is mostly flat because the city it is located on
the Northern Coastal Valley, north of Aguas Buenas and
south of Toa Baja and
Cataño; west of
Guaynabo; and east of
Toa Alta
and Naranjito.

Bayamón rivers include: Bayamón, Hondo, Minillas,
Bucarabones and Cuesta Arriba.

Bayamon is made up of 12 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Buena Vista
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Dajaos
  • Guaraguao Abajo
  • Guaraguao Arriba
  • Hato Tejas
  • Juan Sánchez
  • Minillas
  • Nuevo
  • Pájaros
  • Pueblo
  • Santa Olaya


Bayamon annual precipiation is 40.78 inches and its average temperature is 83°F.
June is on average the warmest month, at around 88°F.
January is on average the coolest month, at around 70°F.

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Notable People

There are many well-known «bayamoneses», among them:

  • Francisco Oller, painter
  • José Celso Barbosa, politician
  • Francisco Manrique Cabrera
  • Virgilio Dávila, poet
  • Joseacute;, doctor and poeat
  • Antonio Dávila
  • Braulio Dueño Colón, musician
  • Jeśus Sanchez Erazo, musician
  • Pedro Dávila Ortiz (Davilita), musician
  • Gonzalo Núñez
  • Isabel Gutiérrez del Arroyo
  • Chuito el de Bayamón
  • Hector «Macho» Camacho, world boxing champion
  • Daniel Santos


  • Andiamo Italian Restaurant (Italian), (787) 787-7013
  • Bambu Burger (Puerto Rican), (787) 786-9379
  • Bonanza Bayamon (Puerto Rican), (787) 288-1777
  • Casa Pepe (Puerto Rican), (787) 785-2009
  • Chihuahuas Cocina Mexicana (Mexican), (787) 787-4919
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar (Bayamon) (American), (787) 778-8811
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar (Rexville, Bayamon) (American), (787) 799-2880
  • Dennys Bayamon (American), (787) 740-6264
  • El Tiede (Spanish), (787) 785-0320
  • Longhorn Steakhouse (American), (787) 778-0880
  • Outback Steak House (American/Steak), (787) 269-4099
  • Tropical III (International), (787) 785-2009

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Artesania — July
    (787) 787-8620
  • Festival de la Santa Cruz — May
    La Santa Cruz is Bayamon’s patron saint. Religious processions, music and food are all part of paying her an annual tribute.
    (787) 780-3058
  • Festival del Chicharron — July
    (787) 787-8620
  • Jose Celso Barbosa Anniversary — July
    (787) 787-8620


Demographics *


Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 44.32 sq mi

Density: 4,110.60 per sq mi

Median Age: 43.8

Sex: 53% female

Economics **

Per capita income

Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $26,853
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 34.1%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density:
1,941.8 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.49

High school grad or higher: 81.7%

Marital status: 35% married

* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted — Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.

** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3800° N, 66.1633° W

Zip Code: 00956, 00957, 00958, 00959, 00960, 00961

Driving Distance from San Juan: 15.5 miles

Driving Time: 28 minutes

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Hyatt Place Bayamon

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Located on the outskirts of Bayamon, Hyatt Place Bayamon features an outdoor pool, fitness center and restaurant.
Hotel was very clean, helpful staff and maintenance staff went above and beyond (John).




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Casa Clara Vista


Featuring garden views, Casa Clara Vista has accommodations with a garden and a patio. It is about 5 km from Rio Hondo Square.




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Bayamon Puerto Rico 3 Bedroom Home

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Bayamon Puerto Rico 3 Bedroom Home is located in Bayamon, 12 km from Rio Hondo Square. It offers a garden and free private parking.


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Casa Del Sol-Unit A


Set in Bayamon, 14 km from Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and 20 km from Fort San Felipe del Morro, Casa Del Sol-Unit A offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and a terrace.




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Casa del Sol-Unit B


Casa del Sol -Unit B is located in Bayamon, 20 km from Fort San Felipe del Morro, 8.5 km from Fort Buchannan, and 11 km from El Canuelo.
Great location, just a few minutes drive away from local bars and restaurants. The unit was very clean and well maintained. Very comfortable accomodation. Felt like home away from home!




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LucasPR-Apartment 2-B


Offering garden views, LucasPR-Apartment 2-B is an accommodation situated in Bayamon, 19 km from Fort San Felipe del Morro and 8.1 km from El Canuelo.


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Casa Sofia

Guaynabo (Near Bayamón)

Situated in Guaynabo, 14 km from San Juan, Casa Sofia provides a shared lounge and free WiFi. The windows overlook the garden.
Faby is a great host. The place was spacious, very clean and had great hot water for showers and air-conditioning for sleeping. I had trouble finding the place but the host drove to an easy to find location and met me in order to show me how to find the property. I left Casa Sofia for work in the Ponce area when the earthquake hit. I called Faby with a group of 11 and without any hesitation she took us in for the night. Even though the electricity was out she made sure we had a great hot meal, took us to the beach and provided breakfast the next day. She was a life saver. I cannot recommend this place any higher, whether you are a single traveler or small family. The house is in a gated, safe community and very close to San Juan and the airport with out the congestion of the city. At night you hear the coquis not the traffic.




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North Apartment

Toa Baja (Near Bayamon)

North Apartment is located in Toa Baha. Dorado is 12 km away. Free private parking is available.
The attention the location and the cleanliness




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Levittown Lakes

Levittown (Near Bayamon)

Offering a garden, Levittown Levittown Lakes is set in Levittown, 7 km from San Juan and 29 km from Caguas. Free private parking is available on site.
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Apartamento PARADISE

Toa Baja (Near Bayamon)

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Apartamento PARADISE is situated in Toa Baja. This apartment features free private parking, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.


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