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Cueva del Indio

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Located at Arecibo, the Cueva del Indio is an area where the Taino Indians held tribal meetings and made numerous carvings in the walls of these natural limestone caves. To get to the impressive location there is a bit of a hike. Once you get...more
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Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed yesterday

Since the hurricane the access to the cave is only from the top. I was hoping to take the ladder to explore. Worth a visit to look down the coast and into the cave.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TacomaTraveler2013
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all, Carlos and the guys working the gate are AWESOME. It’s $5 entry fee. They sell $1 waters and $2 piraguas (AKA snow cones). The views are BREATHTAKING! make sure you wear close toed shoes because the terrain is rocky.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CristinaP_RN
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely comfortable sneakers. Explore around, go down the cave, enjoy the beach! Bring plenty of water.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank belycita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the coast, natural caves and beautiful area. Be prepared for a rough walk, wear tennis that can resist the rocks. Not recommended for swimming

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chagron007
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The first and most important thing to mention is go in a sunny day ONLY!!! It makes a huge different in the color of the water and the views if there is sun. BRING SNEAKERS IS A MUST! the cost is 5 dollars to go...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jose83747
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Impressive Views of the nature, a place where you can take hundreds of photo and all will capture the beauty and the magnificent of God. Just see a piece of this .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank viacutectorc
Reviewed March 31, 2019

La Cueva del Indio is fairly far off the beaten path near the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Driving into the obscure lot behind an abandoned building, the lone guy under a portable canopy taking $5 per person may give the appearance of a scam....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Rob_WF3
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

The one thing I will say is proper footwear is a 100% must here, do not try this with sandals. It's possible but stupid to try

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank njsfinest3
Reviewed February 27, 2019

We drove up to La Cueva del Indio as a way to kill time before our flight left in the afternoon, and WOW were we shocked! This was definitely one of our favorite activities we did in Puerto Rico. To start, it is $5 per...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank krezac
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Amazing views of the ocean and rock formations. Easy to climb and navigate. Did not try to squeeze through passage to enter down in the cave. Stayed about 2 hours. Cost $5 per person (not per car)!! Port-a-potties available at entrance.

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from Trish G | Reviewed this property |
We parked across the street around 5 (when the parking lot was closed) and went around to the beach side so we did not pay anything. It was a little more of a walk, but not bad.
Barbara H
October 24, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth M | Reviewed this property |
I would say NO. The ladder that was there was damaged by the hurricane so I dont think you can climb inside the cave itself.
Barbara H
February 16, 2018|
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Response from RusPat_704 | Reviewed this property |
There was no ladder, but there was a way to climb down.