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Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park

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Address: Carr 655 Bo. | Islote Sector el Muelle, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-880-7540
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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
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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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This is a really nice place to check out if you're in the area. The park has a small replica of a taino indian village which is interesting to look at and read about. It also has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gina M

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice place to check out if you're in the area. The park has a small replica of a taino indian village which is interesting to look at and read about. It also has several big wooden ships that you can climb on and take pictures on which is a nice feature. You definitely want to be... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited last month and paid $16. This place was not worth my money, the establishment is deteriorating and really dangerous. The woodwork on the ships, the painting on the statues, the smell on the artwork, the lightning on the pirates cave need work on. The kids playground and the floor on the pool it's horrible, kids can get hurt.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Arecibo Lighthouse yesterday on our trip to Arecibo. The lighthouse fee isn't worth anything!!!! Much Better views can be seen from places near it, across it. They charge $12/pp and $8 parking. Access inside the lighthouse is only allowed to the lifeguard so all you get it park full of fake pirate ships and a tiny room of... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice view from the top. The beach, palms, the country side looks gorgeous. Entrance is kinda expensive to be honest tho

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Thank harriet_deborah_vane
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

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Thank bk11415
Guanica, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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.

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 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
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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Thank Gregory D
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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