Utuado Attractions

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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

Do you like learning some of the history of countries you visit? If yes, you might want to visit 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 common landmark for vacationers 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.

Be sure to look at this table for more information about historic sites nearby.

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

Tourists who enjoy being outside are likely to have a pleasant time visiting Batey Zipline Adventure. 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 local site that needs mentioning. 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.

These examples are merely a few of what's available. Make your way to this article regarding natural attractions in and near the area if you're interested in learning additional specifics.


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