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Coamo, Puerto Rico

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Coamo is a municipality in south central Puerto Rico, about 30 minutes away by car from Ponce. Coamo is the third oldest municipality in Puerto Rico, founded in 1579.

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A small, touristic town, Coamo is known for its historic downtown area and for its thermal waters. One of the most famous thermal water spots is located in Coamo: a part of a resort named Coamo's Bath (Los Baños de Coamo in Spanish). The thermal waters service is available to the general public.

Coamo is an agricultural center raising mangoes, coffee, avocados, bananas, poultry and cattle.

Coamo doesn't have a large sports activity program each year: the city's BSN team, the Coamo Marathon Runners, is the only professional team to play there, and they have played in Coamo with mixed success since joining the league in 1985. Another of the few sports activities held in Coamo is the world famous San Blas Marathon, a marathon race that attracts runners from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Colombia, Uganda and many other countries world-wide each year.

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