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“Outstanding scenic view of the 7 arches. Best thing in Arecibo!”
Review of La Cueva del Indio

La Cueva del Indio
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Full-Day Tour of the Taíno Route in Puerto Rico
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Arecibo
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This cave on the water along the rugged coast in Arecibo contains a number of Taino petroglyphs. The views of the north coast are amazing.
Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Only 3 bucks per car and $1 per adult. I like to pay for the parking so I have peace of mind and not worry about broken glasses... For the cave you need to be able to walk a 30 foot step ladder. Then you can enjoy to see the water, the Indian carvings, the bates...
But the best is to walk up the little hill on the east side and contemplate the arches. The scenery is breathtaking. You can also walk the path along the sea shore to reach some of the other beaches. Course golden sand, blue water, big waves and almost nobody if any. A must to do!

Thank Maravalj
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Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Super cheap tourist attraction. You have the option of going to the caves on your own or with a guide. Guide will inform you on the origins of the petroglyphs found in the caves.

Gorgeous. Breathtaking views.

Thank Cristiana B
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Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spent several hours there and loved it. It's very reasonably priced at $3 per car plus $1 per person. Rather than wait for a guide, we headed out with the directions the friendly attendant provided us. It's quite easy to find the cave (uphill to the left) and the ladder down to it. Some great photo ops of the sea and an arch are available before heading down into the cave. We scrambled over some rocks once down the ladder to see waves gurgling into the cave. Accessible from within the cave was another awesome ocean overlook, with lots of crabs scampering along the walls.

Returning back down to the main path, you can then head uphill to the right to see the ocean arches. We followed the path (less obvious but you'll figure it out) to one amazing ocean arch overlook after another.
It was very hot mid-day with no shade available. However, the ocean breeze available at the top of each overlook was very refreshing. If we were to go back, we'd target late afternoon in the hopes it would be cooler. Be sure to wear shoes with strong soles, as the rocks you climb on are sharp and uneven. You won't be happy wearing flip flops. There are some very spartan bathrooms available by the parking lot. You can also purchase beer and alcohol there after your hike.
This was the most scenic place we've been to in 3 visits to Puerto Rico.

3  Thank NewMexBound
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Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Our guide Bebo was great! Hire the guide!!! It's is so worth the experience. See my travel blog about my experience: Mypuertoricoconcierge.com

Thank RGeist
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Reviewed February 19, 2015

This isn't really a "tour" you are going to park and pay a reasonable $5 fee and then request a tour. A member of the Puerto Rica coast guard (or so he said), Peter, will then guide you through the cave for about 15-30 minutes depending on how long you want to spend down there and the conditions. The cave is cool to see, but the real reason you are going is to climb to the top (easy climb, mild mobility needed) and see the views from both sides.

I recommend traveling through Arecibo as a day trip from San Juan or as a stop on the way to the west coast which is absolutely wonderful (Isabela, Rincon, Cabo Rojo). You are going to be shocked with the color of the water and the way the waves finesse there way through the stunning rock formations. Sunrise would be incredible and sunset is also wonderful. Peter works on tips alone and anywhere from $10-20 is appropriate based on how long it took. He will also take your picture for you and is very humble and pleasant. There are no railings here, and you need to be able to handle the terrain. If you feel uncomfortable in the first 30 steps, don't continue, it doesn't get easier.

Definitely worth the stop and I consider it one of the top 5 things to see in Puerto Rico in terms of photography outside of San Juan. If you enjoy this consider traveling to nearby Cueva Ventana in Arecibo, Los Morillos Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Hermina in Quebradillas, Culubra and Vieques Islands, and El Yunque Rainforest (La Mina Trail, La Mina Falls, La Cocca Falls)

Thank wnpappo
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