The town is a touristic centre with many residential resort communities and prestigious hotels. Dorado is home of the most famous hotels in the Metropolitan area. North Region's geography offers scenarios from the central mountains and forests to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This type of geography is the reason of a much diversified economy of manufacturing, cattle and pharmaceutical world class industries. North region is also famous for resort and golf destination city of Dorado, surfing beaches like Hollows in Arecibo and Los Tubos in Manat; and beautiful beaches as Cerro Gordo in Vega Baja. The modern expressway #22 runs all the north shore making very easy the access to these municipalities. Cities near San Juan like Dorado, Toa Alta and Toa Baja now function as suburbs of the metropolitan area. The North counts with magnificent natural attractions as the Camuy Caverns, and scientific attractions as the worlds largest Radio Telescope located at the Arecibo Observatory. For travelers who like shopping you can visit the Prime Outlets in Barceloneta. Municipalities that form the North Region are: Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Dorado, Vega Baja and Vega Alta, Barceloneta, Manat, Arecibo, Hatillo and Camuy. Information Attractions: Arecibo Observatory & Radio Telescope (787) 880-7540 Rio Camuy Caverns (787) 898-3100 Catao Waterfront Isla de Cabras National Park(787) 788-0440 Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park (787) 878-2612 Cambalache Forest (787) 881-1004 Mar Chiquita & Golondrinas Cave (787) 884-3428 Vega Alta Forest (787) 883-2240

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