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.
In case you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign place, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time in Utuado.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Taino Indian Ceremonial Center. It is located 5.1 mi. West-Northwest of central Utuado. A historical site indeed, the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center showcases a village that is over 1500 years old, and exhibits skeletons that too date back to at least 700 AD.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Arecibo Observatory. It is situated 6.0 mi. Northwest of central Utuado. Take a tour and explore the Arecibo Observatory, a massive complex complete with a one-thousand ton antenna. A trip to the observatory will include presentations, explorations, as well as a historical lesson of the largest radio-telescope on Earth.
View the table just below for a list of historic sites nearby.
|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|
is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy. 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 another option that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings. 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.
Needless to say, you can find some other natural attractions. To reach our complete guide to natural attractions in and around the area, click this link.
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