We left our west coast base today to head east to the capital, San Juan.  Pack, clean up, check out, load up, and roll. It’s a 3-hour bus ride back across the northern coast to San Juan, but we stopped about halfway for what turned out to be a truly incredible experience.

After a little more than an hour, we made our way up into the coastal mountain range into the town of Arrecibo. There, we visited the Arrecibo Observatory – the largest radio telescope in the world. Built in the 1960s, this telescope that uses radio waves to see deep into space consists of four transmitters, a large spherical reflector, and 900-ton receiver! The observatory and museum are closed on Mondays, but they opened exclusively for us today! It was an astonishing sight to behold; and we learned so much!

After our visit, we continued to San Juan.  There, we checked in to our hostel, had dinner, and took a little time to explore before we settled in. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s adventure in the old city of San Juan.