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Cueva Ventana, Arecibo

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When in Arecibo, don’t miss the chance hike up to Cueva Ventana and enjoy the view. For a fee, you can embark on the privately owned trail to the top of the limestone cliff overlooking the lush green valley of Rio Grande de Arecibo. Bring suitable footwear and explore the cave, on a guided tour or by yourself, spotting interesting rock formations, bats, snakes, and petroglyphs. After admiring the cave's interior, you can bask in the spectacular view of the valley from the cave “window”. Put Cueva Ventana and other Arecibo attractions into our Arecibo trip itinerary planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Went here as an excursion from our cruise ship. The caves are roughly an hour and a half drive from downtown San Juan. Our tour guide Crystal was funny and knowledgeable and is clearly very passionate...  more »
  • Fantastic excursion with really knowledgeable tour guides. The view from the Window Cave is breathtaking! Definitely recommend if in the area - professional, everything you need to explore provided.  more »
  • It's been 11 days since I took my tour of Cueva Ventana. Misael Padilla was the guide for our tour and he was very knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and made the tour interesting. I was driving from San...  more »
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  • The view is remarkable. And considering those that have gone before lived here; a cave cut out so beautifully by water, it's really really cool! The tour guides were outstandingly informative with just the right amount of humor. English and Spanish is spoken well so don't worry about being the Odd Man Out.
  • This was such an amazing experience! We booked it through the Carnival Cruise Line and we're so thankful to be able to drive from the city of San Juan through the countryside to this beautiful Hidden Gem. Even our drive there and back was interesting and relaxing. The tour itself to see the caves and walk through the forest was amazing and informative. The guides were awesome and very helpful, too. Excellent place- not to be missed!
  • Our guide, Ernesto, was excellent! The views were breathtaking even though hurricane Maria had devastated the area just months before. Ernesto is a local biologist and extremely knowledgeable of the flora and fauna as well as the remarkable cave formations.
  • The caves are amazing. Staff gives you a lot of information not only about the caves but also about local endemic species. The view on the final stop is breathtaking. There's a fee for the entrance. If you are local you get a discounted fee. They have a small gift shop at the beginning of the tour. I don't think self guided tours are allowed and I do not recommend it since there's part that are dangerous and the guides will make sure you are safe, as there's species to be protected.
  • This is an amazing experience. I have visited this place 3 times. Once before it was a tour place and before they charged $10 or $20. I would pay any amount just to see the view that the cave has at the end. It is breathtaking. No words can describe it. The tour guide was very good and had a lot of patience (our group was full of kids and they were not easy). You should definitely visit Cueva Ventana. It's a must. Even after María it is a must.
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