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Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park

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Address: Carr 655 Bo. | Islote Sector el Muelle, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-880-7540
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, offers to the general public The...

Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, offers to the general public The Morillos Lighthouse from 1898, last Lighthouse built by Spanish Government in the island just before the Hispanic-American War. It was totally restored and opened to the public in 2001. In the surrounding areas, some replicas of elements of Puerto Rico history like Taino Village, Spanish Conquest with 3 ships, African Hut, Pirate Ship and the only salt-water aquarium in the island. Also Decks with the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can access the "Splash by the Lighthouse" a wading pool area for kids and adults.

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Lovely short excursion, location and views worth the fee. Great for young families it has a cute kids water program park. Sad little zoo but a few cute historical attractions... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited many lighthouses in the continental US, I did not expect the Arecibo Lighthouse to be a playground with a tiny little lighthouse. Puerto Rico is a very rocky land. As such, Arecibo isn't actually a beach like you'd find along the east coast of the US. If you want to go up to an elevation 100 or 150... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 adults, 1 child=$34 a Wednesday in February. "Park"( it looks more like a playground), empty and still charging full price?!?!?!?! Ridiculous!

Thank bk11415
Guanica, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

back in the days it was a free entrence, now if the only thing you want to see , visit is the "light house", you have to pay for the whole amusement park.

Thank Boriqua_56
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely short excursion, location and views worth the fee. Great for young families it has a cute kids water program park. Sad little zoo but a few cute historical attractions including a Pirates cave and small aquarium attraction. Very clean.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Star ratting -1 ⭐️ Do your self a favor and keep your hard earned .... kids pool area half the "attractions" didn't spray and the "hot tub" was colder than the ocean behind the lighthouse at the FREE beach and there was a smoked joint flooring in the tub.... light house was ehhh Caba Roho lighthouse is nicer and it's... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stopped here because I like lighthouses. A bit of a disappointment. It was very pricey to enter ($12/person) and it was mainly a elementary/middle school aged park. The lighthouse was cool, but not worth the price paid. There was a food stand, but with all the basic kid food - burgers, nuggets and pizza. Restrooms on site. It was... More 

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Avenel, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to take in the scenery of Arecibo. Loved that I could take in the history & I could walk right to the beach.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The lighthouse is interesting and the views are all spectacular! You can go into parts of the old lighthouse, but not to the top. They have a large scaled model of Old Ironsides which was pretty neat too. This locaton has 1/3 size models of old sailing ships, a pirate exhibit in a "cave", an aquarium, other exhibits and a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is mostly a place for kids. They wanted to charge a ridiculous amount for entry and then for parking, just to see a lighthouse. Go to the adjacent beach and you have a view of the lighthouse for free.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a good place for kids - lots of educational but not boring exhibits (for example, a pirate ship, models of 3 ships from the Columbus exhibition, a nice little aquarium etc). We loved the views from the top (you can climb to the lighthouse). There is also a tiny water park, but honestly this is just for very... More 

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