SANTA, such a beautiful place.
Origin of the Municipality’s Name
These are the probable origins of the municipality’s name.
1. A popular lore tells us that when the scribe of the Spanish explorers was naming the places where they already established settlements, the scribe had a difficult time of thinking of a Catholic Saint’s name of saints to name the place (Santa Catalina, Santa Lucia, and Santa Maria were already taken), so the town was simply named “Santa.” (Some versions of the story say that the scribe fell asleep or was drunk when he was writing a name for the town and just wrote “Santa”.)