Cueva de las Maravillas
Cueva de las Maravillas
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,652 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cave of Wonders
    Underground cave system 800m long and 25m deep houses hundreds of preserved Taino pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. Access is with a guide who was very informative and knowledgeable. Besides the rock art there are stalactites and stalagmites, which earned the site the name, “Cave of Wonders.” At the Water Mirror Gallery the roof of the cave and the Great Panel can be seen in the reflection of an artificial lake. The Great Panel features a cave painting that show a Taíno funeral ritual. Inside and outside you will see a variety of native flora, some of it unique to this area. Don’t forget to check out the iguana sanctuary where I Iost count at 70 specimens…
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Captain Hook
    Grimsby, United Kingdom419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than just caves
    Caves are caves and though the set up is very modern and well set up, if you have been to caves elsewhere in the world and seen the usual stalactites and stalagmites there is nothing new here. BUT What you are not told about when you book are the real stars of the show. The Iguanas. You see the pen before the caves and it is a fantastic surprise as there are hundreds of them. Not just that but as you continue along the path there are loads of Iguanas along the path. It is an unexpected bonus which made our day.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 19, 2023
  • WanderlustGita
    State College, Pennsylvania147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cave of wonders:)
    The caves are in a well maintained park. Entrance fee is 300 DR, well worth it. Our guide was friendly, and fairly informative, though I would have liked more information about the Taino people and how they use the cave. There are a lot of steps, and sometimes it was difficult to see because the lights kept shutting off, so not for someone with mobility issues. The caves themselves were very interesting , sometimes beautiful, and the Taino pictographs made it unique. The system is very large, so there was a lot more that you couldn’t see. On the way out you also get to see rhinoceros iguanas, which are an endangered species native to Hispaniola, so that was definitely cool.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 10, 2024
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Brent M
Wetaskiwin, Canada460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We were looking for something to do in our La Romana cruise port and decided on the caves. Went out of the terminals to get a taxi. We teamed up with a group of 3 others and got a driver that spoke English (but can't remember his name) to drive the 5 of us to the caves. He waited while we did the tour and drove us all back for $20 each.
It costs $10 each for the tour and we were inside for probably close to an hour. It's one of the largest volume caves I've been in. Nice concrete trails thoughout it with hand rails.
Then we got to see the iguanas which are specific to that area.
A great way to spend a couple of hours
Written February 14, 2023
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Jonathan B
Summit, NJ9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This place sits on the main highway near La Romana. I was looking for something new to do. The cost of admission is 300 pesos per adult. You get a “guided tour”, in Spanish, and entry to the cave as well as a iguana habitat.

The cave itself was interésting but caution, there are many steps. The cave drawings were also interesting but looked like the took my kindergarten wall drawings as a tracer -LOL.
Written January 19, 2020
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Underground cave system 800m long and 25m deep houses hundreds of preserved Taino pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. Access is with a guide who was very informative and knowledgeable. Besides the rock art there are stalactites and stalagmites, which earned the site the name, “Cave of Wonders.” At the Water Mirror Gallery the roof of the cave and the Great Panel can be seen in the reflection of an artificial lake. The Great Panel features a cave painting that show a Taíno funeral ritual. Inside and outside you will see a variety of native flora, some of it unique to this area. Don’t forget to check out the iguana sanctuary where I Iost count at 70 specimens…
Written July 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

WanderlustGita
State College, PA147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The caves are in a well maintained park. Entrance fee is 300 DR, well worth it. Our guide was friendly, and fairly informative, though I would have liked more information about the Taino people and how they use the cave. There are a lot of steps, and sometimes it was difficult to see because the lights kept shutting off, so not for someone with mobility issues. The caves themselves were very interesting , sometimes beautiful, and the Taino pictographs made it unique. The system is very large, so there was a lot more that you couldn’t see. On the way out you also get to see rhinoceros iguanas, which are an endangered species native to Hispaniola, so that was definitely cool.
Written January 10, 2024
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Pandabuddie
United Kingdom1,522 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lots of steps to get into cave and the same again for exit, so if you have issues with motability this could be an issue for you.

The tour guide we had was not very informative at all. Just rally walked away from the party.

Be careful when entering to start and exit as very dark and there is steps etc as you will not see them at all.
Written November 28, 2023
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Philippe D
Willstätt, Germany1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited the caves with the family.
The caves themselves are nice, with ancient paintings.
But they are not outstanding. We saw many more beautiful ones in Europe.
I was also put off by the concrete lighted paths; "over-built" to my taste.
Written September 7, 2022
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iowacityia
iowa city, ia2,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My wife and I were part of an Explore La Romana tour excursion bus tour. Our first stop was the Cave of Wonders. Upon our arrival, our guide led us to the cave, giving us plenty of info along the way. The cave was wonderful! Far better than what I was expecting. We had a decent amount of time in the cave. Upon exiting the cave you pass by an area with many Iguanas. Pretty cool for us. There is a restroom on site. I thought the cave tour was well worth the time and money.
Written April 15, 2023
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michael m
Hauppauge, NY149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
throughly enjoyed seeing the history for the dominicans and the park /jungle area. the cave is a definite must see, goes down about 150 feet, and they have areas to show you, they turn off the lights but its really cool to see the history. tour guide was great. they have an iguana park as well. takes maybe 90 minutes all in.
Written March 11, 2020
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Captain Hook
Grimsby, UK419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Caves are caves and though the set up is very modern and well set up, if you have been to caves elsewhere in the world and seen the usual stalactites and stalagmites there is nothing new here.

BUT

What you are not told about when you book are the real stars of the show. The Iguanas. You see the pen before the caves and it is a fantastic surprise as there are hundreds of them. Not just that but as you continue along the path there are loads of Iguanas along the path. It is an unexpected bonus which made our day.
Written December 19, 2023
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Paula S
Littleton, CO5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
We were on a carnival cruise and instead of paying for their package, we hired a private driver for the day. We went to the cave and got a tour/history of the town, its people, and Haiti(its poor and destitute neighbor). The guided tour was well worth the cost. Tour company"Exclusive Tour", driver-Gabriel Coats.
Written August 20, 2014
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