Attractions

Birth of the New World Monument

(787-878-4338), Islote Ward, Arecibo.
Open daily
Also known as the “statue of Christopher Columbus”, it is 268 feet tall and shows the bold discoverer standing in front of his Santa María ship. This colossal and modern sculpture will be an inspiration for modern art in the Americas.

Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park

(787-880-7540), Arecibo.
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
A picture-perfect lighthouse, children’s park, and small zoo. Don’t miss the Pirate’s Cave.

Arecibo Observatory

(787-878-2612), Arecibo.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
World’s largest radio telescope and a fascinating visitors’ center.

Arecibo Water Park

(787-597-5257), Dr. Rivera Aulet St.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Holidays
The park features watersports, slides, snack store, restrooms, and a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Balneario de Cerro Gordo

(787-883-2730), PR690, Vega Alta.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
Beach, showers, restrooms, vegetation, diving area, and food stands.

Cambalache Forest

(787-881-1040, 787-999-2200 x 5610, 5613), Barceloneta.
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Tue.-Sun. & Holidays
A perfect place for bird-watching, hiking, and mountain-biking along a 3.5-mile trail. Camping facilities available.

Casa Alonso

(787-855-1931), Vega Baja.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
A beautifully restored and furnished home in the middle of town that offers a glimpse of the past. Art and music exhibits.

Dorado Agrotourism, Ecological & Recreational Park

(787-517-2258), Dorado.
6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Daily
Includes parking, restrooms, recreation area, animal farm and more.

El Trece Recreational Park

(787-855-0883), PR160 at km 13, Vega Baja.
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Surrounded by nature, the park has a basketball court, ball park, handball court, domino tables, and gazebos. There is a children’s play area and a river runs behind the park. Ideal setting for family and group picnics.

Mar Chiquita & Golondrinas Cave

Manatí. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Daily
Chiquita is a cove and its shallow pool is a delight, but stay away from the narrow opening and its strong current. Cueva Golondrinas has impressive rock formations and petroglyphs.

Río Camuy Cave Park

(787-898-3100), Camuy.
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m Wed.-Sun.
After a short video, take the trolley from the entrance down to the main cave.

Tortuguero Lagoon Natural Reserve

(787-999-2200 x 5610, 5613), PR686, Vega Baja.
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Daily
The reserve features wetlands, and serves as habitat and nesting grounds for aquatic wildlife. Interesting local flora is also present.

Ventana Cave

(787-322-3554), PR10, Arecibo.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
No reservations needed except for groups of 20 or more people. Promises a full Taíno experience to satisfy visitors’ cultural and entertainment interests.

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Puerto Rico Tourism Company Information Centers:

Ochoa Bldg., 500 Tanca St., Old San Juan:

(787-721-2400 x 3901, 3902, 3904 or 3905)

LMM International Airport Tourism Office:

(787-721-2400 x 5216, 5217, 5218 or 5219)
Serving: Arecibo, Barceloneta, Camuy, Dorado, Hatillo, Manatí, Toa Alta, Vega Alta & Vega Baja