|Nickname: “Los Cariduros”, “La Metrópolis del Sol Naciente”
Fajardo (fah-HAHR-do) is a small but popular city in Puerto Rico located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Fajardo is spread over 7 wards and Fajardo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Fajardo is the hub of the majority of recreational boating in Puerto Rico and a popular launching port to Culebra, Vieques, and the American and British Virgin Islands. It is also the home to the largest Marina in the Caribbean, called Puerto del Rey. The town contains various hotels; the El Conquistador Resort is one of its most famous hotels.
Off shore near Fajardo few islets can be found: Icacos, Palominos, Palominitos and Diablo, uninhabited coral islands.
It’s a tricolor triband. The upper one is gules (red), symbolizing the color of the shield’s border. Silver (white), the center one, standing for the color of the main pieces that appear in the shield and the crown. Azure (blue), the lower one, represents the color of the sky and the sea of Fajardo. Centered is the Coat of Arms of the village (villa) in natural colors.
|Coat of ArmsThe Coat of Arms is formed as a square with a rounded base and stamped at the top with a crown mural of three towers. It has for support, two dolphins and underneath the base a banner with the inscription “FAJARDO DE SANTIAGO”.|
|Festivals and events
Bicicletada Fajardeña – April
Kite Festival – April
Kelly Cup Sailboat Regata – April
Bomba & Plena Festival – May
Paradise Fiesta – August
Cocolía Festival – November Patron Festivities Santiago Apóstol – July
Hon. Aníbal Meléndez Rivera
|Town Colors: White and BluePatron Saint:Santiago Apóstol|
|Municipio de Fajardo
Fajardo ocupa el extremo este de Puerto Rico. Limita con las aguas de Océano Atlántico por el norte y el este, con Ceiba por el sur y con Luquillo por el oeste. Fajardo fue el apellido de uno de los primeros colonos de la región que explotó los yacimientos de oro, de los cuales era muy rico el Río de Fajardo.
|Balneario Seven Seas
Seven Seas Beach is a white sand public beach located near the town of Fajardo. The clear shallow water is teeming with vibrant tropical fish and coral reefs and is protected by offshore reefs. Trade winds blow across the water. You won’t find beaches in Puerto Rico to be far from the beaten path, however, this beach is a little more secluded than many, making it a perfect spot for some vacationers. Seven Seas Beach is still fairly central.
|Compañia de Parques Nacionales –Balneario Seven Seas|
|Websites of Interest for Fajardo, Puerto Rico|
|Puerto Rico Planner – A Travel and Sports – Fajardo, Puerto Rico|
|Puerto Rico Angling with Captain Jose Campos in the Heart of the Caribbean.|