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Cueva del Indio, Arecibo

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Take a journey back in time on a visit to Cueva del Indio, a cave on the Arecibo coastline. Named “Indian Cave,” the limestone cavern boasts numerous petroglyphs made by the Taino people in the pre-Columbian era. Take a trip through rural Puerto Rico to reach the rocky Arecibo coast and the spacious open-air cavern on the waterfront. You can join a guided tour to learn more about the fascinating carvings and their history, or enjoy ocean views highlighted by rocky cliffs, crashing waves, and stone arches. Work out when and for how long to visit Cueva del Indio and other Arecibo attractions using our handy Arecibo day trip site.
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  • The views are spectacular. Bring water and sneakers. No open shoes. Rocks are jagged. This a a public place however the owner of the adjacent land are charging a fee entrance of 10. Pp. Skip the... 
    The views are spectacular. Bring water and sneakers. No open shoes. Rocks are jagged. This a a public place however the owner of the adjacent land are charging a fee entrance of 10. Pp. Skip the...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful cave! Lots of uneven areas but the destination is worth it. This cave is so beautiful and both sides have beautiful views. 
    This is such a beautiful cave! Lots of uneven areas but the destination is worth it. This cave is so beautiful and both sides have beautiful views.  more »
  • The ladder to climb down the cave is no longer there, I have no idea how people got down there. The views are breathtaking, it only takes about an hour to see the whole thing. 
    The ladder to climb down the cave is no longer there, I have no idea how people got down there. The views are breathtaking, it only takes about an hour to see the whole thing.  more »
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  • An amazing place! The stone carvings ‘petroglyphs’ are incredible. The arch formations are spectacular! The rocks are slightly difficult to walk on but not too bad if you pay attention to where your stepping. Absolutely worth the drive there and the small amount of hiking! Also the enormous statue of Columbus is amazing! Unfortunately you can’t get too close to it but there is an amazing view from the top of the rocks!
  • Beautiful place to visit. Need to be careful walking around the area (kids can go but I do not recommend the little ones, if you take them keep an eye on them!!! There’s a few holes where they can fall 10 to 15 feet high. To get to the natural pool inside the cave you need to climb down rocks which is challenging. It cost $10.00 per person Breathe taking arch as well. Everything was worth! Second time visiting and will be back.
  • You need to bring sneakers that are good with rocks. Amazing views and only 5 dollars to enter. Do not expect a tour person you will be exploring on your own.
  • Views are amazing but it’s quiet dangerous once you get to the tops. We walked about 90 minutes and didn’t get to see all the arches, only made it to the private beach. Good news is once on the private beach there was a 3 minute shortcut to make it back to the parking. If you go, I suggest to go in good shoes, with enough water and food so you don’t have to return halfway.
  • Great hiking spot. $10 as of 04/01/2022. Worth the money! The cave itself is a challenging hike that would not be allowed in the US because of liability. Once you are at the bottom of the cave the views are amazing. If you are able to climb to the starting spot it is worth the adventure.

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