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Lots of hidden history and good beaches

I was born in this town and I can say it's very underrated. From "Cueva la ventana" to "Cueva del... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Raul D
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Arecibo City Hall

We were looking for this famous government house and thru various photos in the internet we were... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Marviech
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A small colonial town known for the enormous radio telescope used to explore the heavens.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I was born in this town and I can say it's very underrated. From "Cueva la ventana" to "Cueva del Indio" there are many attractions you can go to. Check out "Playa Poza del Obispo" (beach photo attached)

Thank Raul D
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for this famous government house and thru various photos in the internet we were looking for a pink painted color building To our surprice it was blue and white painted. It is said that the mayors painted in blue if they are...More

Thank Marviech
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

Thank Samuel D
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...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
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

Thank John Allan M
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...More

1  Thank Marc F
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...More

1  Thank AbqErica
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...More

Thank Armando H
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.

2  Thank Monica M
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...More

1  Thank Theresa L
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Our group of 13 rented 2 cars and a minivan from the airport. It was cheaper to do that than rent a large van. We made reservations for all of the vehicles several days prior to flying into PR. Once at the airport we found... More
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