Northern Region Travel and City Guide
The Northern Region of Puerto Rico has many points of historical and cultural interest, as well as areas of great natural beauty. Arecibo is one of the most popular destinations in the area, and the Arecibo Observatory is a world-renowned attraction that visitors can't miss. Nature lovers will enjoy the Cambalache Forest Reserve and the Cueva del Indio Cavern features intriguing archeological discoveries. All holidaymakers will appreciate the beauty of the many beaches in Arecibo, including Los Morillos, Los Negritos and Las Tunas. Those with cultural leanings will enjoy the Museum of Art and History of Arecibo.
Barcelonta, in the Northern Region, is also referred to as the Pineapple City in reference to the huge pineapple plantations surrounding the city. The forests of Cambalache located between Barcelonta and Arecibo are also worth visiting. Camuy’s sprawling beaches, fringed with majestic palm trees attract holidaymakers from far and wide. Attractions include the Rio Cumuy Caverns, Iglesia El Calvario, Lake Guajataca and Hacienda Morell. Hatillo is a relatively small, but vibrant, town with a number of attractions. Visitors should be sure to explore La Marina, Sardinera Beach and the Hacienda Santa Rosa Ruins. Situated in the midst of land generously watered by rivers, lakes, streams and springs, Manati is a thriving agricultural center. Places of interest to visit in Manati include Los Tubos Beach, the Historic Zone and the ruins of Marques de la Esperanza Hacienda.