Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Jerez de los Caballeros, Extremadura 1475 - Acla, Panama 1517). Extremadura discoverer, participated in numerous explorations in Venezuela. Colonizer and governor of Darien (1511). In 1513 he crossed the Isthmus of Panama and discovered the Pacific Ocean. Governor of Panama in 1514. Dedicated street, along with others, to sailors, sailors and discoverers, in the neighborhood of Barceloneta.