Cueva del Indio
Cueva del Indio
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103Kate
Braunton, UK31 contributions
Jan 2020
Our visit started with the approach of a 'native indian' in a brief loincloth, who encouraged us to dance while he played the drums and then pose for photos. It was real tourist tat, but great fun! The tour of the caves is interesting, our guide had great English and was very informative about the history of the area. The boat ride was nice and it was a surprise to come out into a river and sunshine.
Written February 25, 2020
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Gerard Lebeda
Hoboken, NJ152 contributions
Feb 2020
The Cueva del Indio is certainly a wondrous site to behold, but the experience can easily be marred by the masses of tourists that flock to see it. Upon entering you will immediately be struck by the beauty of the caves. Midway through requires you to navigate a few very awkward sections that might prove difficult for some people. You eventually come to a line for the boat ride that takes you through the remainder of the cave. Again it is a site to behold, but young children allowed to go running throughout and people leaving garbage everywhere can really take its toll on the experience.
Written February 23, 2020
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Denes222
Gyor-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary696 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Program takes approximately 30minutes from buying the ticket for 5CUC, but waiting could make lot longer. We were lucky at 16:00 we had to wait 2min in the cave.
Short hike to the cave bit walk-in side and than a boat takes through the rest in 8min. You can try sugarcane juice before entering with or without rum for 3CUC.
Great program if the line is not too big.
Written February 10, 2020
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dianedinky
253 contributions
Mar 2020
I've been in cave complexes before and you know what to expect, ie dark, damp, claustrophobic but with some nice formations to view. This place certainly met expectations as regards the rock formations (excellent) but went that bit further by including a short boat trip through the caves and out to a small lagoon area with waterfall. There was a queue to wait for this as there are only so many boats but was well worth the wait. I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting.
And, being Cuba, there were plenty of shops and stalls outside (if you love souvenirs then visit Cuba, it seems to be mandated if even one tourist may be there then there must be a retail outlet!).
Written April 25, 2020
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,346 contributions
Mar 2020
If you can handle the steep stone stairs at the entrance, you are home-free to enjoy this well-organized attraction. It takes about 1/2 hour to go thru and ends with a short boat ride at the end. There are numerous gift bungalows on the way to the parking lot that are worth taking the time to look thru as they have some unusual items.
Written March 26, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,885 contributions
Mar 2019
We stayed in Havana and were looking for a day trip to see more of Cuba's culture and natural beauty. Therefore we booked a tour to Vinales to visit a cigar farm and to see this Indian cave, which was appraised for its spectacular beauty. The cave actually was rather nice, but the entire experience rather loveless. You can tell that the Country had bigger fish to fry in the last decades other than to think of how to entertain their tourists best. Its an okayish day spent, but not a must see in my books.
Written February 19, 2020
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Marita B
Norway1,196 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I have been to Vinales four times, but this time it was my first visit to Cueva del Indio. It was very nice, although a little touristy. Thereare lights and well-prepared paths inside the cave. You must pay to enter and wait in a line to have a ride with the boat. I would say it was worth it, especially if it will be the only cave you visit in Cuba.
Written February 15, 2020
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windswept361
Sudbury, Canada259 contributions
Mar 2022
Cueva del Indio is close to Viñales and easy to get to. The cave system is well lit and has easy to traverse paths. The last segment of the caves one travels by boat to the exit. Interesting and fun.
Written April 29, 2022
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richardnim
Haarlem, The Netherlands201 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We like the Visit, especially the floating part of it. It somehow surprised us to see boats with normal combustion engines, which pollute the atmosphere in the cave it self. Not nice for the cave it self and all visitors and workers as well.
At the end the regular crafts men are trying to sell their goods.
Written February 11, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,703 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The Cueva del Indio  is an ancient indigenous dwelling located 5.5 km north of Viñales and near the town of San Vicente, in an important Cuban cave system. The cave was found in 1920 by a peasant named Juan Díaz. Ticket is cheap and incuding boat trip inside cave which was fantastic.

 

Written June 21, 2022
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