Spots of Guayanilla

By: Manuel Estela González

Dora Torres, 52,  owner of “Tic Tad” tailoring has her store open for those that need to fix clothing at a fair price on a Saturday morning. For the last 20 years she has been forced to move her shop three times to different locations due to the decrease in customers. “I will keep my store going and continue to do my job since that is my favorite thing to do”.

Dora Torres, 52, owner of “Tic Tad” tailoring has her store open for those that need to fix clothing at a fair price on a Saturday morning. For the last 20 years she has been forced to move her shop three times to different locations due to the decrease in customers. “I will keep my store going and continue to do my job since that is my favorite thing to do”.

The  “Pichis” hotel of  Guayanilla on a Sunday  afternoon with its almost empty parking lot. This hotel was opened with the hope of attracting tourism into Guayanilla yet it hardly has any guests. Most of the people that enter the hotel are women going to the beauty salon and the employees.

The “Pichis” hotel of Guayanilla on a Sunday afternoon with its almost empty parking lot. This hotel was opened with the hope of attracting tourism into Guayanilla yet it hardly has any guests. Most of the people that enter the hotel are women going to the beauty salon and the employees.

María Hernández, 39, owner of “Kmbio” beauty parlor at the “Pichis” hotel, Guayanilla attending customers on mothers day. She has been the owner of this parlor for five years yet her work has declined due to the lack of guests at the hotel. “I've been able to keep this parlor open but even without guests at the hotel there are still people that come to get their hair and nails done from other towns”.

María Hernández, 39, owner of “Kmbio” beauty parlor at the “Pichis” hotel, Guayanilla attending customers on mothers day. She has been the owner of this parlor for five years yet her work has declined due to the lack of guests at the hotel. “I’ve been able to keep this parlor open but even without guests at the hotel there are still people that come to get their hair and nails done from other towns”.

Guayanilla’s   Asunción Rodríguez high school on a Sunday afternoon currently empty because the studens are on break. This has been the only high  school in this town willing to provide with education for its students. The teens that attend this school are mostly residents of Guayanilla.

Guayanilla’s Asunción Rodríguez high school on a Sunday afternoon currently empty because the studens are on break. This has been the only high school in this town willing to provide with education for its students. The teens that attend this school are mostly residents of Guayanilla.

Guayanilla’s town plaza  on a Sunday afternoon with its new snack shop and renovated stage. Since the plaza had been a monumental and historical asset to the town of Guayanilla, it was renovated in 2012. However the plaza mostly remains empty because there are a lot of homeless begging for money.

Guayanilla’s town plaza on a Sunday afternoon with its new snack shop and renovated stage. Since the plaza had been a monumental and historical asset to the town of Guayanilla, it was renovated in 2012. However the plaza mostly remains empty because there are a lot of homeless begging for money.

The sports complex of Guayanilla on a Sunday afternoon open to those who are willing to do exercise. The sports complex has mostly provided with space for families that reside in Guayanilla to exercise and has allowed planned events like the “Relay for Life”. The sports complex is comprised of a gym, a track and racing field, a baseball stadium, a skating rink and The Children’s Castle.

The sports complex of Guayanilla on a Sunday afternoon open to those who are willing to do exercise. The sports complex has mostly provided with space for families that reside in Guayanilla to exercise and has allowed planned events like the “Relay for Life”. The sports complex is comprised of a gym, a track and racing field, a baseball stadium, a skating rink and The Children’s Castle.

The “Mega” flea market of Guayanilla with open stores every Sunday  noon in front of the sports complex. For 10 years this flea market has been the only thing closest to a shopping mall and has provided many products from cell phones to other household items. Each Sunday there are less shops and visitors due to the change in the economy.

The “Mega” flea market of Guayanilla with open stores every Sunday noon in front of the sports complex. For 10 years this flea market has been the only thing closest to a shopping mall and has provided many products from cell phones to other household items. Each Sunday there are less shops and visitors due to the change in the economy.

The “Children’s Castle” in front of the sports complex of Guayanilla on a Sunday afternoon. For six years The children's Castle was a “fun zone” for children since it has thrill rides. Due to the economic increase the amount children that visited the castle decreased and sometimes it is closed for weeks.

The “Children’s Castle” in front of the sports complex of Guayanilla on a Sunday afternoon. For six years The children’s Castle was a “fun zone” for children since it has thrill rides. Due to the economic increase the amount children that visited the castle decreased and sometimes it is closed for weeks.

Guayanilla beach on a Sunday evening with a view of the docking port for oil tankers. This beach has been a docking port due to the South Coast power plant. Due to this beach being a dock for oil tankers and other large ships swimming is not allowed and fishermen have to go further into open sea  in order to catch the fish they want to sell.

Guayanilla beach on a Sunday evening with a view of the docking port for oil tankers. This beach has been a docking port due to the South Coast power plant. Due to this beach being a dock for oil tankers and other large ships swimming is not allowed and fishermen have to go further into open sea in order to catch the fish they want to sell.

The  Triangle Seafood  restaurant in Guayanilla’s beach on a Sunday afternoon open for business. This restaurant has been open for 25 years and has been successful attracting customers from all social classes. Alex,34, waiter, bartender and supervisor of this restaurant said “I have worked for 18 years in this restaurant and it has been stable and steady work”

The Triangle Seafood restaurant in Guayanilla’s beach on a Sunday afternoon open for business. This restaurant has been open for 25 years and has been successful attracting customers from all social classes. Alex,34, waiter, bartender and supervisor of this restaurant said “I have worked for 18 years in this restaurant and it has been stable and steady work”

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