The Arecibo Observatory

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26 Apr

The Arecibo Observatory – Featured in the film Contact

Visit the the Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Observatory is a world class attraction, included in our “Top Attractions of Puerto Rico List”.  It is the largest radio telescope in the world, an intriguing and educational place for the whole family.  The Arecibo Observatory is nestled on the mountains of Arecibo, your adventure begins on the road as you drive through the green lush karst region.

You may have seen the Arecibo Observatory on the Hollywood hits, Contact and Golden Eye.  Photos can’t capture the magnitude of this man made wonder, you have to be here to appreciate the size of it.

Here, through a variety of interactive exhibits, audiovisual displays, and informative panels, visitors are introduced to basic astronomy, atmospheric science, and to the operation of the radio telescope and its related research areas.



  • (August 1 to December 14 ) and (January 16 to May 31)
  • Wednesday – Sunday – Holidays … 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Mondays and Tuesdays Closed

Summer Season
(June 1 – July 31)
Monday – Sunday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Winter Season
(December. 15 – January. 15)
Monday – Sunday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed on the following 8 Holidays: Good Friday, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Day.

Admission: Adults $10.00, Children and Senior $6.00

Schools and Special Groups Call for Appointment

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