Activities in Arecibo

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Who would imagine that heading to the largest town in Puerto Rico would have you looking to the stars?  But that is exactly what many tourists staying in Arecibo find themselves doing thanks to the fact that the Arecibo Observatory is located here.  Because of this and a collection of other important attractions, sightseeing is a major activity among visitors.  Shopping is also a great way to spend a few hours thanks to the duty-free possibilities, and divers who've been at the sport for some time will find this to be a great destination for them as well. 


Arecibo Diving

The rough waters off the coast of Arecibo limit the sites to only experience divers. Make sure you have the correct certifications and knowledge before taking on these dive sites.

You'll find one dive service and a small number of dive sites to choose from. For more about scuba diving in this area click here.


Shopping in Arecibo

If you have some avid shoppers in your group, they might enjoy visiting some of the 52 retail stores in the area. To read our full guide to shopping in and around Arecibo, go to this article.


Arecibo Lighthouse

You might want to set aside a day for soaking in the sights and culture of Arecibo. Area sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Visitors who enjoy being outside will often have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, visit this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.


Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to know the area has one. For more information about places to relax in this area go to this page.


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