Abuela (or Abuelita Valerie in Dora and the Lost City of Gold), is the grandmother of Dora, Guillermo, Isabella, Alicia, Daisy and Diego. It’s unknown if she’s the mother of Mami, Papi, Diego's mother or Diego's father. She was voiced by Antonia Rey until Season 5, and currently by Karen June Sanchez.


Abuela has gray hair, has peach skin and wears a yellow dress. Her eyes are brown with black pupils and is seen wearing pink slippers. Her natural hair color is brown.


Abuela is a kind and caring grandmother. She's really good at cooking chocolate cake. She would often give Dora gifts, as she gave her a star pocket in "Star Catcher".

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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Abuela is a recurring character and has appeared in some episodes of Dora the Explorer. Her first appearance was "Grandma's House".



Major characters
Main Márquez family
Dora | Diego | Alicia | Mami | Papi | Abuela | Guillermo | Isabella
Swiper | Grumpy Old Troll | Bobo Brothers | Alejandro
Object helpers
Backpack | Map | Rescue Pack | Click
Forest friends
Boots | Tico | Benny | Isa | Big Red Chicken | Señor Tucán | Fiesta Trio | Baby Jaguar
City friends
Pablo | Alana | Emma | Kate | Naiya | Sammy | Randy
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