Humacao : Puerto rico


What It Is Like to Retire in Humacao

Humacao is located on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, east of Las Piedras. It is nicknamed "the pearl of the Orient."  It is home to a very large resort, Palmas del Mar, which has 2 golf courses, riding center, tennis, and miles of beaches. This area of the country is very popular with US expatriates. The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao graduates many marine biologists. Photo of skyline courtesy of Wikipedia and Mtmelendez,Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Humacao and Home Prices

There are some beautiful spots near the coast. North Americans might enjoy living within Palmas del Mar, where home and condo prices can go from the hundreds of thousands into the millions. The Casillas Realty Group has been recommended - you can also find listings at


What Is Special about Humacao

There is an astronomy observatory, multiple museums, a wildlife reserve, and many lovely beaches. Las Palmas is a very big and US friendly resort/development.


What Is Not Special about Humacao

Humacao is a little isolated. The word about retirement in Puerto Rico is mixed - some love it, others regret the day they decided to retire here, and instead recommend Costa Rica or Hawaii.


Who Will Like Retirement in Humacao

Those interested in a relaxing, culturally exciting, diverse, beachside lifestyle retire here.

Local Economy Is Driven by

The town is home to some light industry, including castor-oil, plastic products, and textiles.

Climate and Physical Environment

Annual precipitation is almost one hundred inches a year.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are a variety of vibrant fiestas and festivals year-round including the Breadfruit Festival and the Fiesta patronal in December.



Crime in Humacao is just over the national average.

Medical Facilities

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There's a small airport close by.

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