Top things to do in North Coast

Top Choice Historic Site in Isabela & Around

Palacete Los Moreau

Here's an intriguing diversion from the Isabela beach scene: a 19th-century tenderly restored French hacienda, exquisitely furnished within and with lush grounds to stroll about, usually open to the public and with …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Isabela & Around

CLMDO

Central Isabela finally has a restaurant it can be truly proud of – in fact, it may just be the north coast's best. This crisply cheery modern space with its open kitchen opened its doors in 2013 with an innovative …
Top Choice Breakfast in Aguadilla

TBC

Creativity and attention to detail are the fortes of this newcomer to the 110 eating scene, formerly operating near Shack's beach in Isabela. Ingredients like chia seeds, quinoa and house-made granola are thrown int…
Top Choice Beach in Isabela & Around

Playa Survival

Even the surfers rarely make it to remote Playa Survival, best reached by a 45-minute walk west from Playa Shacks. The narrow strip of sand found elsewhere on this section of coastline opens up into a wide sandy bea…
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 …
Top Choice Notable Building in Around Arecibo

Observatorio de Arecibo

Puerto Ricans reverently refer to it as ‘El Radar’, to everyone else it is simply the largest radio telescope in the world. Resembling an extraterrestrial spaceship grounded in the middle of karst country, the Areci…
Top Choice Beach in Manatí & Around

Playa Mar Chiquita

An anomaly among Puerto Rican beaches, Playa Mar Chiquita isn’t alongside a main thoroughfare, has no long strand and isn’t good for swimming or surfing. Still, the pure drama of this place makes it a favorite. Two …
Top Choice Seafood in Arecibo

Salitre Meson Costero

A dining destination befitting the lofty standards Arecibo sets for itself these days, this smart seafood restaurant is one of several promising new places along Hwy 681 out towards the Birth of the New World statue…
Top Choice Beach in Dorado

Playa de Cerro Gordo

Lying at the end of Hwy 690, this charming palm-dotted expanse of sand has had several million dollars pumped into the expansion of its tourist facilities by the government. Restrooms, showers, fire pits and the lik…
Top Choice Seafood in Dorado

El Ladrillo

El Ladrillo has been a culinary anchor of downtown Dorado for decades. It exudes old-world charm, with dark wood, exposed brick and thick steaks. Naturally, it serves seafood as well – everything from octopus salad …