Aventura Cueva Ventana
Aventura Cueva Ventana
4.5
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Cueva Ventana means Window Cave. Take a hike to and through this cave (bring a flashlight!) for a view that is out of this world.
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2-3 hours
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Heather
San Jose, CA15 contributions
Such an amazing experience! I was expecting a rigorous hike to get up to the cave but it was actually a very doable downhill hike. We were able to see carvings made by the Taino people thousands of years ago and explore a cave before going through to the Window Cave.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area, including the plants and animals to be found nearby. He pointed out bats on the ceiling of the cave and even a boa hiding in a hole! My daughter was excited to spy a Puerto Rican black racer snake after we left the caves.

I highly recommend this excursion if you’re in the area
Written February 24, 2021
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Ellie G
22 contributions
Family
After putting in your hard hat and receiving your flashlight, this spectacular experience begins with a hike up the mountainside, so bring comfortable footwear. Once you arrive at the cave you can wit your turn and swing from the trees with a rope; much fun. As you climb down into the cave; watch your footing. You begin to follow a trail inside a dark cave where you will hear strange sounds of the friendly inhabitants that live there; harmless. Once you arrive to the cave’s opening, you will be in awe of nature’s glorious mountains in Utuado. Enjoy the moment! There is parking and refreshments at the gas station area next to the cave’s entry. After your visit continue on route 10 oeste (south) and north enjoy your visit into the plaza square of Utuado
Written September 1, 2021
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Fun4sol
Atlanta, GA56 contributions
Family
This tour with Aventura Cueva Ventana is worth the cost and time. Covid protocols are being followed and everyone is required to wear a mask. Hard hats are provided. Make your reservation online to save on the cost of admission and don’t forget to bring cash to tip your tour guide. Also, bring water as it can get very hot on this side of the island. We had a group of 9 with kids, teens, adults and seniors and all agreed that 10-60 is probably the best age range for this tour. This is a 90-minute walking tour and it can be too much for younger kids and a bit too strenuous for older adults . The experience is definitely worth it and the view from the cave is awesome! Aventura Cueva Ventana gave us chance to do something very unique, educational and fun as a family.
Written April 17, 2021
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GretchenJ176
Seattle78 contributions
Family
We visited on New Years Eve with 6 people. We were en route from Ponce to San Juan and had bags and in our car. Parking at 10 am was plentiful and felt safe. You walk back out to entrance to buy tickets ($22 each) then walk on your own up to a holding area. Bathrooms are on the way up. You will be given a helmet that you are required to wear the whole time so leave sun hats behind. Regardless of ability you are grouped into a large group of a min 25 people and given a guide. We walked very slowly and stopped a lot to discuss wildlife, and take photos. You go through two caves, the 2nd is Ventana and the view is stunning, exactly like all the photos you’ve seen. We have. Been to many caves, so the experience felt controlled and not that interesting, for the crazy amount we paid. If you have young children, or have never seen caves, this would be cool. But for those looking for a more unscripted cave exploration experience for much less money, try Cueva del Indio. We saw both the same day and wished we had skipped Ventana and spent more time at Cueva del Indio ($5).
Written January 1, 2020
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Lola Elena
San Juan, Puerto Rico14 contributions
Couples
It was a little tricky to find the place because GPS just stopped in the middle of the road and we passed it. Look for the Texaco gas station on the left when heading south from Arecibo, about 15 minutes in. There's plenty of parking.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. All COVID protocols were followed, complete with masks, hand sanitizer, 6 feet apart. We paid online and just showed them the confirmation screenshot, and filled out the waiver form. Helmets are issued. Please wear closed toed shoes, as the trail is rocky and uneven in places, especially inside the caves. Shorts or long pants are ok.

Joseph was the perfect guide: funny, informative, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He made sure every single guest felt welcome and took the time to get to know us, shared about himself, and took our photos for memories to last a lifetime. ¡Gracias, Joseph!

The place itself is amazing and mesmerizing. You'll see and learn about petroglyphs, bats, cave formation, Puerto Rican history, the local fauna, so much! It's an adventure nerd's paradise.
Written February 21, 2021
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W S
Bluffton, SC6 contributions
This stop was not planned as part of our trip but we decided to check it out that day, Typically it is recommended you purchase tickets online for your reservations but they also accept walk-ins and they try to accommodate you in one if the groups. We were not able to be included in the 10am group so we left and cam back and they fit us in the 12:30 group. Our tour guy was Tyler. He was an English speaking guide from Nebraska. It was his first tour. He was a little nervous but had his boss close by for guidance. He was very knowledgeable with the information regarding the caves. The caves were very pretty and the view of the Window cave was amazing. The hike was not too bad. My husband who had knee surgery was able to do it without any issue.
There were surprising pictographs inside the caves which was interesting.
Written August 8, 2021
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Robert Y
Pooler, GA2 contributions
This is definitely on the list of "to do" while visiting Puerto Rico. The hour tour with hard hats has a lot of up and down hills and steep steps so sneakers are a must and a bottle of water should be considered even though it is provided at the end to the tour. This was a standout tour which is priced very reasonable if you provide your own transportation.
Written August 22, 2021
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nypdliz
La Prairie, Canada178 contributions
Family
Now I was very much looking forward to this tour to visit Cueva Ventana. We were 2 adults with my 13 year old son. We were matched with a group of about 20 senior citizens and a few other couples.

The tour... Took forever. We literally stopped every 9 steps to wait to make sure everyone was following and didnt fall behind.
10 steps, wait 3 minutes.
12 steps, wait 5 minutes.
It probably would have taken us 15 minutes to the window and 10 minutes back plus about 10 minutes of picture... It took 2 hours.

This made the tour very unpleasant for us. They should've sent us in before the senior citizens with a different tour guide to not ruin the experience for everybody and use up vacation time for no reason.
Written August 7, 2020
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We are very sorry we did not match your expectations. We do a great effort to please everybody and specially our elder visitors. You can always take a private VIP tour for yourself for a little bit of a higher ticket price. Hope to see you soon.
Written August 20, 2020
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Straus Mouse
Albany, NY98 contributions
This was so cool! We have two kids (12 and 9) and they loved it as well. Our guide was informative and very friendly, doing his talks in both English and Spanish as there were a few non-English speakers on our tour. Their website didn't mention that the tours go every 90 minutes starting at 10:30am, so when we arrived at 11 we were a little disappointed we'd have to wait an hour, but luckily there was a fantastic little food stand right there, so we munched on empanadas before heading up the hill to the start of the tour. We hiked through the jungle a little before getting to the first cave, which was beautiful. Then we headed to the main attraction, and we saw bats flying overhead! Then we arrived at the "window" and the view was just stunning. The whole tour was not strenuous at all, and we learned a lot about the caves and the wildlife of Puerto Rico. It's a couple dollars cheaper Mon-Thurs ($17 per person), but even the $19 weekend rate is well worth it. Highly recommend!
Written March 10, 2020
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Rose-Marie
Yonkers, NY3 contributions
Family
We enjoyed this tour. Stunning views!! Our tour guide was very informative. My only recommendation is to give yourself enough time if you are planning an activity after this event since the tour may not start on time (about 10-15min)
I would also ask to be respectful and follow the directions of your tour guide.

Definitely worth the time to see one of Puerto Rico’s natural wonders.
Written July 18, 2021
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