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“Interesting and rare glimpse of indigenous culture in Puerto Rico”

Ranked #294 of 553 things to do in Puerto Rico
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Owner description: The most significant archaeological site in the Caribbean.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were a little short on time and the ground around the ceremonial squares was muddy, so we didn't stay very long, but it would have been worth a longer visit. The little museum has good explanations in Spanish and English along with some beautiful artifacts, and the staff was very knowledgeable as they answered our questions. Unfortunately the petroglyphs are fading away from many of the stones, but standing in the squares is still a powerful experience.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Caguana Ceremonial Site (Parque Ceremonial Indigena Caguana)
This is a very interesting site tucked away in the hillside, overlooking the river and a nice place to spend an hour or so. It was discovered in 1912 and is believed to be a ceremonial site of the Taino indigenous people. The site is fairly large and features a dozen large rectangular, stone-lined areas in which it was believed the Taino played, “Batey” a ball game. Several of the stones in the large central court have some significant petrogylphs. There are some beautiful old trees in the site too and a lovely little museum which contains some background information and stone carvings, including two large carved stone ring decorations. Upstairs there is a gift shop, which was closed when we were there, and some wooden carvings and a small model of the site.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The GPS sent us up a mountain and said there was a road straight through someone's house. Some roads are downright dangerous. If you're a nervous driver - don't drive. But the harrowing drive was worth it. I felt like I was somewhere sacred and we all separated and spent our private time walking around. It's sad to remember this culture was wiped out. It's $2 to enter. They have a small museum with artifacts and a museum shop that closed early the day we went.

Don't use GPS. Did I say that already? Take the 10 South from Arecibo and then the 111 West. If you ask for directions everyone will say it's "3 minutes" away. It never really was but we found it despite the GPS. It's worth visiting this and the Arecibo Observatory on the same day.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit. Beautiful grounds. Loved the petroglyphs. So much history! The museum was small but interesting. The gift shop had a variety of books and other items. I highly recommend this.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I have had a vacation home in western Puerto Rico for 8 years and are always looking for unique attractions. The park is well maintained and easy to find.The ruins and petroglyphs are amazing. As it is in the mountains, one should expect rain. Bring shoes you can get muddy. The staff was very pleasant. and clearly knew what they were talking about. Anyone interested in indigenous cultures, flora and birding should visit this park.

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