Attractions in Utuado

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Nestled into the western-central portion of the Central Mountain Range, Utuado is a destination that allows tourists to immerse themselves in nature without cutting themselves off completely from modern amenities.  The town is not only on the cusp of some of the most unspoiled natural attractions around, but a tour of the Central Plaza means you'll have a chance to see several buildings of significance to local culture and history. 

Historical Sites

Arecibo Observatory

Like exploring the history of foreign countries? If yes, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time in Utuado.

One popular destination is Taino Indian Ceremonial Center. It is found 5.1 mi. West-Northwest of central Utuado. Anyone who visits this village will learn all about the natives of Puerto Rico, as well as the culture, customs, and history. Guests will be able to explore the site, and get a sense of how these ancient people lived.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Arecibo Observatory. It is located 6.0 mi. Northwest of central Utuado. Arecibo offers an educations program to guests called "More Than Meets the Eye - Exploring he Invisible Universe." The program teaches about using all senses to explore the uncharted universe, and focuses on the electromagnetic spectrum and what it is that they do at the observatory. Outside of this class, guests can take a seat in the auditorium for a 20 minute audiovisual show called "A Day in the Life of the Arecibo Observatory."

Take a look at the table below for a listing of sites of historical interest near Utuado.

Historic Sites Near Utuado
Name Phone Location
Arecibo Observatory (787) 878-2612 ext. 312 6.0 mi. Northwest of Central Utuado
Taino Indian Ceremonial Center (787) 894-7325 5.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Utuado

Natural Attractions

Parque Las Cavernals Rio Camuy

Batey Zipline Adventure is one of the outdoor attractions you might consider visiting. A family owned operation with a focus on eco-tourism Batey Zipline Adventure allows visitors to experience local flora and fauna in the most unique and exhilarating way -- by gliding through the forest on a zip-line.

Bosque Estatal De Río Abajo is a second outdoor attraction you might enjoy. This large park was once nearly bare of all trees, thanks to an aggressive logging industry on the island in the early 1900's. Thankfully, the park was established and a replanting movement went underway, and now this forest has reclaimed 5000 acres of land.

Utuado has a nice selection of nature attractions. If you need to find more details concerning natural attractions in and near the area, can do so by going to this page.


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