Cueva de las Maravillas, La Romana

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Take a tour through the cave system at Cueva de las Maravillas and observe the rock formations while learning about how their formation. Entrance into the caves requires a tour guide, who leads you through the cave while explaining about the formations. Safety precautions have been taken with lots of lighting, clear pathways, and handrails throughout the caves. At the end are some cave paintings, though their authenticity is unclear. Watch for the large iguanas that hang around outside the cave, too. A visit to Cueva de las Maravillas represents just the start of the adventure when you use our La Romana trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is worth the walk, everything is very well taken care and access is comfortable, feels like a journey in time.
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  • This was my first time visiting a cave and it was awesome. I loved that we were able to see a small exhibit about the Taíno, who first used and painted the cave, before we went inside. Then, there was...  more »
  • The caves were amazing. Beautiful to see, well lit and the guide gives alot of information. You see pictographs on the walls from the Tainos indians, as well. Just know that there are alot of stairs t...  more »
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  • The cave looks amazing, very beautiful view and vibe you get inside. The guide was very friendly and respectful to me with my zero knowledge of Spanish (he explained everything twice, English and Spanish). The price is very reasonable and at the same time the place wasn't packed with tourists. Although you can see iguanas after the cave. Worth the price!
  • Amazing looking cave in good conditions. Nice English speaking guide, ticket was 200 peso per adult what is very affordable, friendly for families with young kids (younger than 12 years - free entrance), nice clean park in front of cave, place full of iguanas at the end... Crazy stuff in all positive sense!
  • This is a wonderful place to visit to see the wonders of nature. Those caves are naturally made and with so much besuties and history inside of it. Its perfect and the services and prices are reasonable. They treat you with respect and friendly.
  • No cameras? Even without flash. Silly rule probably designed to get tourists to buy photos. Also the lights in the cave were pretty intermittent. The Taino cave drawings look a little suspicious...I suspect that Columbus made these with black spray paint after drinking too much rum, but with poor lighting and no cameras allowed I will never know. Yawn...Dont waste your time.
  • Very nice place for a quick tour located in La Romana, DR. It is a 30 minute drive from Boca Chica and about and hour from Santo Domingo and is very easy to find using Google maps. The tour is in a limestone cave so it is very wet and water drips everywhere. Definitely wear sneakers. There are also bats flying above you in the cave so beware. They also offer horseback riding on the grounds which was a hidden gem. The ride is on a trail path cut in the woods and ends on an old airport strip. The cost for a 30 minute ride was only 200 pesos (around $5 US currency) That majes this a must visit. If you are staying near, but take the ride yourself as your guides charge considerably more for the same thing.

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