Arecibo Attractions

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Home to the world's largest telescope, Arecibo draws a crowd of tourists looking to the sky.  Down on the ground there are a few other attractions that garner a certain amount of interest as well, including a lighthouse, a waterfall, and a few parks.

Historical Sites

Arecibo Lighthouse Historical Park

Enjoy learning about the history of places you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing in Arecibo.

One popular destination is Arecibo Lighthouse Historical Park. It is found in eastern Arecibo. The park features numerous exhibits and activities, including an aquarium with sharks and seahorses, mock pirate caves, boat rentals, a buffet, and a number of other fun things.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Arecibo Observatory. It is located 8.6 mi. South of central Arecibo. The observatory is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Take some time to look through the following table to see historical sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Arecibo
Name Phone Location
Arecibo Lighthouse Historical Park (787) 880-7540 2.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Arecibo
Arecibo Observatory (787) 878-2612 ext. 312 8.6 mi. South of Central Arecibo

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Arecibo Lighthouse

Travelers may explore some other intriguing sites in Arecibo.

If the functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you might enjoy seeing Arecibo Lighthouse. Located within the lighthouse is a small museum housing artifacts found in the ocean as well as a 1910-era dive suit, information about the lighthouse and how it relates to the Spanish-American War, the U.S. constitution, and more.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Arecibo
Name Type Location Island
Arecibo Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Arecibo Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Chorro de Oro Waterfall is one of the natural attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. While this waterfall may be less visited, to does not make it any less beautiful, giving a wondrous sight for any person not wanting to travel too far inland on the island.

Bosque Estatal De Cambalache is another site you might enjoy. Known for caves and the many bats that call them home, Bosque Estatal De Cambalache is a small park that is rarely crowded. The area is also packed with sudden and steep hills, known as mogotes that give the area a unique landscape that nature-lovers and eco-tourist should enjoy.

Arecibo is home to a nice selection of choices too. Make your way to this page which is all about natural attractions in and near Arecibo if you want to learn more information.


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