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The observatory of Arecibo it is the perfect spot for the scientist and for the movie experts. As important films have been filmed in this majestic place such as Golden Eye, Contact, etc.
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. As of 2018, the observatory is operated by University of Central Florida, Yang Enterprises and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation.
Its a amazing place to visit to learn about space ( the biggest space antenna in the world) and the drive there is very local and rural.
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“Be ready to be wowed as soon as you enter this wondrous natural attraction, tucked into the karst region of the north coast. Rio Camuy Cave formally named Parque Las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, designated the First Natural Delight of Puerto is “one of the world’s largest cave networks”. This is an excellent day trip just about 1 hour an 20 minute drive from San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you don’t want to drive yourself, you can conveniently book with a cavern tour guide who provide transportation from San Juan. (before going, check if they are open)”
- 44 locals recommend
“Right on the roaring Atlantic coast is Cueva del Indio, or Indian Cave, named after the indigenous hieroglyphs found carved into the rocks. The entrance fee is $5 and will give you access to impressive cliffs, views of crashing waves, and a natural bridge formed from rocks. Prior to Hurricane María there was a ladder leading down to the cave which is now gone. Experienced climbers can still make the descent down to the cave where there are rock carvings made by the Taínos, the tribe that lived on the island before the arrival of Columbus and the Spanish. Note: Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, which offers access to the largest cave network in the Western hemisphere, is currently closed. A potential reopening date has not been set. However, there are many other exciting and beautiful caves to visit throughout the island.”
- 33 locals recommend
“Get to try the biggest zip-line on the americas with a 2.5km cable (The Monster) and the world's longest single run zip-line (The Beast) with a length of 4.745 feet (1.446 km).”
- 94 locals recommend
“If you like outdoors and nature, you will be astonished by the views at Arecibo. There you can visit La Cueva del Indio and beach La Posita del Obispo. Highly recommended. ”
- 18 locals recommend
“The rainforest it was placed number 21 a few years ago when they were renaming the new wonders of the world. You will be able to experience hikes like no where else in the world and enjoy the stunning waterfalls. The water is extremely cold and has been cold for more than 125 years!”
- 290 locals recommend