Arecibo attractions

Top Choice Statue in Arecibo

Birth of the New World Statue

Undeniably Puerto Rico's biggest, most bizarre new attraction, the 362ft likeness of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) navigating toward the New World is the work of Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli and is the …
Cave in Arecibo

Cueva del Indio

A stroll through coastal scrub brings you to cliffs where impressive formations have been chiselled and hollowed out by the elements. You can descend through a hole in the roof of one of the caves into a series of s…
Beach in Arecibo

Balneario Morrillos

If you follow the road past the Faro de los Morrillos lighthouse for less than a kilometer, you come to the Balneario Morrillos. There is a big parking lot here and all the usual facilities. The beach boasts almost …
Lighthouse in Arecibo

Faro de los Morrillos

Within the Parque Histórico de Arecibo complex, this lighthouse dates from 1897 and is an excellent example of Spanish neoclassical architecture. There's a museum inside displaying artifacts salvaged from shipwrecks…
Museum in Arecibo

Museo de Arte e Historia

This well-refurbished colonial-era building displays modern art and a potted history of two of Arecibo's most famous products: rum and the playwright René Marqués.