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  • Regions

    Northern Region

    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 ...

  • Sights

    Arecibo Lighthouse

    If you are only going to visit one historical attraction while visiting Puerto Rico, it has to be the Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park. This great historical attraction is designed to be interesting to both children and adults and it takes the form of a cultural theme park that provides insight into five different aspects of Puerto Rico’s history. All in all, it will take visitors on a ...

  • Museums

    Arecibo Observatory

    Puerto Rico, near the town of Arecibo, is home to a radar-radio telescope. This is one of the most powerful scientific instruments on the planet. It is also the biggest single-dish telescope at this time. This amazing structure is the Arecibo Observatory. This leading instrument was built in 1963 and is under the management and operation of the Cornell University. The research that is ...

  • Attractions

    Sights

    While Puerto Rico may not have the longest history in the world, it certainly does have plenty of interesting historical sights and buildings to see. Some historical buildings in Puerto Rico have nationalistic value and have played an important role in the country’s history while other buildings are now only mere ruins. There are strong and impressive castles which will have you marvel at ...

  • Reserves

    Cambalache Forest Reserve

    The Cambalache Forest Reserve can be found east of Arecibo. It is just north of a cluster of coastal limestone formations that can be found in this part of Puerto Rico. The lush, thick forest lies specifically in the Holridge's Subtropical Moist Forest Life zone. The Reserve has great camping facilities, with areas in particular being provided for those who would like to spend a couple of ...

  • Northern Region

    Arecibo

    Puerto Rico's Arecibo is a colonial town known for its many interesting attractions. It had its start in 1556 when it became the third Spanish settlement in Puerto Rico. Locals fondly refer to Arecibo as the "North's Diamond". This fascinating town has also been referred to as "La Villa del Capitán Correa" due to the battle won by Captain Antonio Correa with a few soldiers here against a ...