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Manati

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Manatí is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) on the northern coast, north of Morovis and Ciales; east of Florida and Barceloneta; and west of Vega Baja. Manatí is spread over 8 wards and Manatí Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryManatí was founded in 1738 by Don Pedro Menendez Valdes. The Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria church was built in the seventeenth century and is still standing in its original spot. Manati is known as La Ciudad Metropolitana (The Metropolitan City), and also as La Atenas de Puerto Rico, (The Athens of Puerto Rico). It is named after a sea mammal, the manatee (which are also known as sea cows).During those early years, the Mayor of the town was Jose Aulet. Juan Ponce de León picked the Manatí leg of the Manuatabón River as the first area to pan for gold. The Aulet family owned lands rich in pineapples, sugar cane, and green bananas. The Aulets sold the land to the government in 1985.In 1853 the region shifted from mining to an expansion of agriculture, particularly cultivation and processing of sugar cane. The demand for and price of sugar remained high in international markets. The main commodity crop was sugar cane. Carpentry also became popular. During that year, the town consisted of 280 homes, 2 squares, 8 streets and a school with 50 pupils.
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Popular things to do in Manati

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Playa Mar Chiquita
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playa Los Tubos
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Poza de las Mujeres
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Manati

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History Museum
Museo de Arte de Ponce Ponce
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Isla de Caja de Muertos Ponce
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Dorado Beach East Dorado
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Factory Outlet
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets Barceloneta
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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