Quebradillas (Spanish pronunciation: [keβɾaˈðiʎas]) is a municipality of the island of Puerto Rico located in the north-western shore bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of San Sebastián; east of Isabela; and west of Camuy. Quebradillas is spread over seven barrios and Quebradillas Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Quebradillas is called "La Guardia del Pirata" (The Pirate's Hideout). A well-known beach in the area, Puerto Hermina, is home to an old structure known to have been a hiding place for pirates and their contraband.
The town was founded in 1823 by Felipe Ruiz. There were many factors that cause the inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico to be independent from the towns that formed the Hato de la Tuna and that's why they formed a municipality. They didn't have chapels or churches, religious services and priests, a place to bury the dead, a post office, and good roads to transport the agricultural products produced in their land. they relied on the other municipalities of Camuy, Hatillo and Isabela. This would however be a problem during the very rainy seasons when Río Camuy and Río Guajataca got bigger which closed off passage to the other municipalities and would sometimes took up to a week to recess.