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Arecibo

3.8
Caves · Lighthouses · Beaches

Popular things to do in Arecibo

Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Cave
Aventura Cueva Ventana
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cueva del Indio ©
Cave
Cueva del Indio
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park ©
Lighthouse
Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bosque Cambalache National Park
National Park
Bosque Cambalache National Park
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. It is about west of San Juan, the capital city. Arecibo is the largest municipality in Puerto Rico by area, and is part of the San Juan, Caguas and Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is spread over 18 wards and Arecibo Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Its population in 2010 was 96,440.Arecibo is also known as La Villa del Capitán Correa (Captain Correa's Villa) after the Puerto Rican hero Captain Antonio de los Reyes Correa of the Spanish Army, who drove off a British Navy invasion by ambushing forces led by rear-admiral William Whetstone. Arecibo is also known as El Diamante Del Norte (The Diamond of the North) and La Ribera del Arecibo (The shore of Arecibo).The Arecibo Observatory, until July 2016 the world's largest radio telescope, is located here. Arecibo is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arecibo. Plan how to spend your time in Arecibo and other destinations in Puerto Rico using our Puerto Rico day trip app.

Side trips from Arecibo

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Utuado
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
History Museum
Museo de Arte de Ponce Ponce
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Playa Sucia ©
Beach
Playa Sucia Cabo Rojo
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Arecibo

Catedral San Felipe Apostol ©
Church
Catedral San Felipe Apostol
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
La Poza Del Obizpo
Beach
La Poza Del Obizpo
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Xtreme Divers ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Xtreme Divers
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
El Poza del Obispo ©
Outdoor Activity
El Poza del Obispo
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Arecibo

Arecibo River
Water Body
Arecibo River
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rio La Planta
Water Body
Rio La Planta
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Arecibo

Fun Valley Park ©
Theme Park
Fun Valley Park
2.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Caza Y Pesca Beach ©
Beach
Caza Y Pesca Beach
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Outdoors in Arecibo

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Aventuras Borincanas ©
Outdoor Activity
Aventuras Borincanas
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Cave
Aventura Cueva Ventana
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Island
Isla de Caja de Muertos Ponce
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Parque de Bombas ©
Specialty Museum
Parque de Bombas Ponce
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museo Castillo Serralles ©
Monument
Museo Castillo Serralles Ponce
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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