Arecibo Tourism, Puerto Rico

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Arecibo (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾeˈsiβo]) is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. It is about 50 miles (80 km) west of San Juan, the capital city. Arecibo is the largest municipality in Puerto Rico by area, and is part of the San Juan, Caguas and Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is spread over 18 wards and Arecibo Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Its population in 2010 was 96,440. Arecibo is also known as La Villa del Capitán Correa (Captain Correa's Villa) after the Puerto Rican hero Captain Antonio de los Reyes Correa of the Spanish Army, who drove off a British Navy invasion by ambushing forces led by rear-admiral William Whetstone. Arecibo is also known as El Diamante Del Norte (The Diamond of the North) and La Ribera del Arecibo (The shore of Arecibo). The Arecibo Observatory, until July 2016 the world's largest radio telescope, is located here. Arecibo is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arecibo.

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Arecibo in Puerto Rico awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Arecibo. When planning a trip to Arecibo, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Aguadilla. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Aguadilla for its bountiful attractions like Old San Juan, San Juan National Historic Site, Castillo De San Cristobal on your trip to Arecibo. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Rafael Hernández Airport. Popular vacation packages of Arecibo are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Arecibo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Arecibo

    Know the pollution level of Arecibo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Arecibo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Arecibo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Arecibo.

    • Burglary and Theft 71.88 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.13 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 90.63 (Very High)
    • Attacks 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.86 (High)
  • Living in Arecibo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 30.75 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Arecibo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arecibo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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