Welcome to Arecibo & Around

As you approach Arecibo in the crawl of traffic, it’s hard to imagine that this sprawling modern municipality of nearly 100,000 people is Puerto Rico’s third-oldest city, after San Juan and San Germán. Founded in 1556, the original town was named after an esteemed cacique (Taíno chief). Little of historical note remains in the present-day city, save a restored cathedral and Spanish-colonial lighthouse in a campy... Read More

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