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Address: Puerto Rico
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A small colonial town known for the enormous radio telescope used to...

A small colonial town known for the enormous radio telescope used to explore the heavens.

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Lot of Historic building

Come visit Arecibo on the North shore is the middle city between San Juan and Mayaguez on the western shore. Want to see the only replica of the Statue of Liberty on the Island... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The biggest town in Puerto Rico. Couple things to do around. The beach is nice too. Good colleges by the area too

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Omaha, Nebraska
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452 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our group of 13 rented a vacation home here for 10 days. Arecibo is better than the 3rd World cities we have visited in Mexico, but definitely a step down from typical USA living. Streets are paved and indoor plumbing is everywhere, but be prepared for seeing some poverty, depressed conditions and feral animals. Many buildings are run down or... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Huge rolling waves through large rock formations put on an amazing display of power and beauty. Gorgeous soft sand beach. Photo spot for sure

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Free Local Beach. Locals were friendly. Small Bar across the street was nice. I suggest if you want to stay in the area look up Blue Nest ( Speak to Jessika) or Atlantic Sand Oasis ( Speak to Javier). Jessika and Javier work together a lot. We stayed @ Atlantic sand Oasis and Jessika from Blue Nest who is a... More 

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New Mexico
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95 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Arecibo is a sad little town where the economy has been hit hard. Vacant buildings, run down neighborhoods and few services are the norm. The beaches are rocky and waves are rough. There are few hotels and it is hard to find restaurants. A large park for children is a reminder of what the city once was, but a splash... More 

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Thank AbqErica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Come visit Arecibo on the North shore is the middle city between San Juan and Mayaguez on the western shore. Want to see the only replica of the Statue of Liberty on the Island. Downtown is feel of historical architecture. Heaven for surfer. Lot of shopping mall, Universities and many more. Hungry no problem all type of food i serve... More 

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Thank Armando H
Pleasantville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Arecibo, is hands down my favorite, I could sit there all day everyday. Looking forward to going back, thanks to PR4less tours and Rafael. We never knew it existed but boy he sure did. Thanks Rafael.

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Louisville, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Our trip to Arecibo cave was booked on Mar.4, 2015. We used,PR4Less Tours, Rafael Aponte, was the best guide you could have. He spoke excellent English and was full of history and knowledge of the area. He told us to spend as much time as we wanted exploring the area . His time was our time, he even offered to... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We were in Puerto Rico for our family reunion. Having traced our roots back to Arecibo where my grandmother was born and raised, it was a mus that we visit. We traveled to Arecibo on a Sunday to Cathedral San Felipe. The town was asleep, very quiet and nothing was open. We were welcomed in the church with open arms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Having gone to Peurto Rico for a holiday I was excited to find Arecibo was located here. We stayed in Rio Grande but spent a few days in Cabo Rojo so on the way back to San Juan airport we payed a visit. The drive is through the backwoods of Puerto Rico up some interesting back streets and villages. It... More 

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