Arecibo Observatory

NileGuide Expert Says:

Best movie set in rural Puerto Rico. The movie Contact, a fiction drama with Jodie Foster, was partially filmed here.


Route 625
00612 San Juan, Puerto Rico


+1 787 878 2612

NileGuide Expert tip:

The trip from San Juan is a bit long, but well worth it. The views of the rugged terrain and pristine flora make the trip very special.


Operated by the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center of Cornell University in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the Arecibo Observatory is the largest single-aperture telescope in history. Visitors have a chance to admire the monumental structure and also have access to an exhibition building that explains the many astronomical phenomena that the observatory studies.


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