"Las Escaleras de Gurabo", Barrio Las Escaleras, Gurabo, Puerto Rico - In 1815, Gurabo became a municipality. Gurabo is also known as "La Ciudad de las Escaleras", or "city of the stairs". Located in the town center, the stairs are about twenty two floors high, and they are painted in bright colors. They cross an important business area of Gurabo. Gurabo's mayor is Victor M. Ortiz Diaz.