ARRL PR STATE CONVENTION

Places of Interest to Visit

In addition to the ARRL PR State Convention, during your stay you can visit the following tourist destinations near the convention.

NORTH REGION

It includes the municipalities of Camuy, Hatillo, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Manatí, Vega Baja, Vega Alta, Dorado and Toa Alta. It covers the entire Atlantic coast of the country, where you can find beaches, caves, forests, lighthouses, lakes, historic sites, luxury hotels, sophisticated golf courses and the largest radio telescope in the world. In Arecibo you will find the precincts of the University of Puerto Rico and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. In Barceloneta there is a study center of the Ana G. Méndez University System, where the International School of Design is located.

This region is known as El Karso, a topographic zone formed by carbonate rocks of sedimentary origin, formed over millions of years under the sea level or where there were large lakes. It has characteristics that make it very suitable for all kinds of sports and outdoor activities. It boasts varied attractions, excellent beaches for bathing and long stretches of sand perfect for walking.

This region includes the Condado, Santurce, Miramar and Ocean Park areas. Here you will find numerous beaches, international hotels, casinos, clubs, restaurants and boutiques. There are accommodation options and services for all tastes and budgets.

Arecibo Observatory

 

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This scientific center is used by astronomers to study space. It houses one of the main tourist attractions of the island: the largest radio telescope in the world. A marvel of engineering that is currently shared by several agencies of the United States federal government and the Metropolitan University of the Ana G. Méndez University System.

Cuevas de Camuy

 

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It is a complex system of caves that unfolds next to one of the longest underground rivers in the world: the Camuy River. In addition to a pleasant walk through the wooded area, you can enjoy inner caves of unimaginable beauty. This national park also has areas for picnics, camping, baths and showers.

Faro and Arecibo Historical Park

 

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Among its attractions you will find various thematic scenes about the history of Puerto Rico such as the Taíno settlement, the first inhabitants of the island before the arrival of the Spanish, replicas of three ships of the Spanish conquest and a pirate ship, the Barracks of Slaves , Casa Jíbara, a 1964 helicopter and a large recreational area. El Faro los Morillos, better known as the Lighthouse of Arecibo, is another important place of the Park. At the moment it houses inside several artifacts found in the bottom of the sea.

Cueva Ventana

 

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In this cave, also located in Arecibo, you will find a ladder to go down to the main area that has a cavity of about 20 feet (6 meters). Discover the stalactites, stalagmites, bats and insects characteristic of its ecosystem. At the end of the cave there is an opening in the mountain that gives a unique view to the mountains and the Rio Grande de Arecibo. From it comes the name of Cueva Ventana.

Cerro Gordo BEACH

 

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It is one of the most popular beach in Puerto Rico, located in the municipality of Vega Alta and administered by the National Parks Company. It is recognized not only for its spectacular beach, but also for its camping area with space for 95 booths

Punta Maracayo Camping

 

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In the village of Hatillo, this facility is located behind the hotel, in the Sardinera beach area, and its concept is more familiar. In the cabins, which have kitchen and living area, can accommodate six to eight people, depending on the cabin. In addition, they have camping areas, children’s play areas and swimming pool.

Nightlife

 

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Puerto Rico is known for its sunny climate. But there is still much to do when the sun goes down. According to your mood, there are many ways to have the best night of your life in Puerto Rico. If you feel like dancing, San Juan is full of clubs where you can listen to everything from live salsa to the best DJs in the Caribbean. If you want to do something quieter, you can sit down and have a few drinks prepared with the best rum in the world. And if you feel lucky, the casino is always open.

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