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Puerto Rico whitewater, Areciebo River

Utuado county, Hacienda Santa Elena to Utuado section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V+)     3.8 miles
A new highway is being constructed. This section of the river will be gone.

The nature scenery of Utuado County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Areciebo River in Puerto Rico is 3.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV(V+) section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Utuado, as you can see on the road map further down. You might have to
    settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the
start over and over. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Hacienda Santa Elena to Utuado section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Areciebo River you'll possibly meet some folks from Utuado; Quebrada Conchita is without doubt a good place to take a look at. Going for a hike on the Vereda Alcantarilla is always a fine adventure. Areciebo River
is a wet spot that gets a good deal of precipitation. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and January meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Areciebo River through the summertime months are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 70's. During the wintertime this place gets highs in the 80's while the cold winter nights at Areciebo River are in the 60's.

Areciebo River, Hacienda Santa Elena to Utuado road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Areciebo River.
 Whitewater Near Areciebo River:
Areciebo River, Utuado County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 3.8 miles long (Hacienda Santa Elena to Utuado)
Areciebo River, Utuado County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.25 miles long (Dos Bocas to Vado)
Anasco River, Las Marias County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 7.8 miles long (Rt. 124 bridge to Route 119 bridge)
Guabo River, Las Marias County, 15 miles away
      Class III+ - 4 miles long (Rt. 124 to Anasco river confluence)
 Beaches Near Areciebo River:
Playa de Guayanilla, Guayanilla , 16 miles away
Balneario El Tuque, Ponce , 18 miles away
 Trails Near Areciebo River:
Vereda Alcantarilla, Ponce , 15 miles away
Cobanas Trail, Guanica , 19 miles away
Velez Trail, Yauco , 19 miles away
La Hoya Trail, Guanica , 20 miles away
Vigia Trail, Yauco , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Areciebo River
Lago Jordan, Utuado , 4 miles away
Lago Caonillas, Utuado , 5 miles away
Lago Dos Bocas, Arecibo , 7 miles away

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