Arecibo Travel Guide

Arecibo

The town of Arecibo was founded in 1515 and is known as the Villa of Capitán Correa because of a battle fought here by Captain Antonio Correa and a handful of Spanish soldiers to repel a British sea invasion in 1702. Today it's a busy manufacturing center, and serves as a link for visits to two fascinating sights–-the Parque de las Cavernas del Río Camuy and the Observatorio de Arecibo, both south of the city–-and for deeper exploration of the central mountain region. For one of the best ocean drives on the island, get off the main road at Barceloneta and take Route 681 through Arecibo's waterfront district.

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