©

Vega Alta trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Vega Alta

Trip Planner Caribbean  /  Puerto Rico  /  Vega Alta
Vega Alta is a municipality of Puerto Rico. Vega Alta is located on the northern coast of the island, north of Morovis and Corozal; east of Vega Baja; and west of Dorado with an area of 28sqmi. Vega Alta is spread over seven wards and Vega Alta Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.Vega Alta is west of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. Vega Alta is known for the beach at Cerro Gordo. Other points of interest include the town's Catholic church, known as Inmaculada Concepción, founded in 1813, and the Vega Alta Forest.During the first week of December, Vega Alta celebrates its patron, The Immaculate Conception.HistoryVega Alta was founded in 1775 by Francisco de los Olivos. It was first named La Vega de Espinosa and known as el pueblo de los Ñangotaos ("the squatters", in reference to the "jíbaros" country folk who would squat due to lack of benches to wait for the train). Before this it was part of a group of towns known as "Las Vegas." It was then that one area was named Vega Baja and the other Vega Alta.On October 12, 1898 the city's mayor, Francisco Vega, received U.S. troops as part of the Spanish–American War. On that same day, for the first time in Vega Alta's history, the U.S. flag was lifted on city hall. From 1902 to 1905, Vega Alta became once more part of the neighbor city of Vega Baja. In 1905, the government of Puerto Rico passed a law, allowing Vega Alta to become a municipality with its own limits.
Plan your holiday in Vega Alta and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Puerto Rico vacation generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Vega Alta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Vega Alta

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Puerto Rico

6 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Culebra BY A USER FROM CANADA October, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Juan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM PERU November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States & Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans