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When in Arecibo, don’t miss the chance hike up to Aventura Cueva Ventana and enjoy the view. For a fee, you can embark on the privately owned
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Cueva del Indio , Arecibo
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Take a journey back in time on a visit to Cueva del Indio, a cave on the Arecibo coastline. Named “Indian Cave,” the limestone cavern boasts
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Explore the deep limestone caverns of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, carved out of the earth by the third largest subterranea
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Delve into the history and culture of Ponce — home to museums, prehistoric sites, and vibrant gardens — on this 10-hour day trip. Depart from your San Juan hotel and travel to the 17th-century city, where a guide will show you around its many sights and you’ll have included admission to Ponce Museum of Art, Tibes Ceremonial Indian Park (depending on availability), and other attractions. Enjoy the personalized attention that comes from booking a small-group tour of no more than 15 participants.
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Horseback Riding Tour
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History Museum
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Survey more than 4,000 European and Latin American art pieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, the largest art museum in the Caribbean. Puerto Rica
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Arecibo

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Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. It is about west of San Juan, the capital city. Arecibo is the largest municipality in Puerto Rico by area, and is part of the San Juan, Caguas and Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is spread over 18 wards and Arecibo Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Its population in 2010 was 96,440.Arecibo is also known as La Villa del Capitán Correa (Captain Correa's Villa) after the Puerto Rican hero Captain Antonio de los Reyes Correa of the Spanish Army, who drove off a British Navy invasion by ambushing forces led by rear-admiral William Whetstone. Arecibo is also known as El Diamante Del Norte (The Diamond of the North) and La Ribera del Arecibo (The shore of Arecibo).The Arecibo Observatory, until July 2016 the world's largest radio telescope, is located here. Arecibo is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arecibo. In the build up to your vacation in Arecibo, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Puerto Rico online tour itinerary planner.

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