- MAYOR OF CABO ROJO: Hon. Roberto (Bobby) Ramírez Kurtz
- POPULATION: About 47,000 residents
- LOCALS ARE CALLED: Caborrojeños
- CURRENCY: U.S. Dollars.
- LANGUAGE: Spanish is the preferred language by caborrojeños (locals) but many locals around tourist areas speak English.
- TEMPERATURE: Average of 79-82 F.
- ELECTRIC: Current is 110 volts AC, same as the United States.
- TOURISM INFORMATION OFFICE: Muñoz Rivera Street, Ruiz Rivera #43, La Campana Building Tel. (787) 255-1560
What’s in the name?
Just in case you are wondering:
- The word “Cabo” means (the corner or end part of land) Cabo Rojo is located at the southwest corner of the island of Puerto Rico.
- The word “Rojo” simply means the color red.
Why was this pueblo (town) called Cabo Rojo. Well, there are two theories (actually three, I (the editor) have my own).
The first one is that it was named red for the red color of the “morrilos” the rocks in the area of the Lighthouse.
The second theory is that it was named Rojo after the red color of the water in the salt flats.
Editor’s Theory: It was named Cabo Rojo because of the reddish tones of the breathtaking sunsets in Cabo Rojo, sunsets like no other on the island.