Utuado Attractions

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

Enjoy exploring the history of places you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time in Utuado.

An interesting landmark worth visiting 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 located 6.0 mi. Northwest of central Utuado. The observatory is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Take a moment to look through the following chart for more information about historical sites 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
Puerto Rico Natural Attractions

Vacationers who enjoy being outside will typically have a good time at 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.

A second attraction to consider is Bosque Estatal De Río Abajo. 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 are just a few of the available choices. To see our full guide to natural attractions in and around the area, go to this page.

 

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