La Cueva del Indio, Arecibo

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Take a journey back in time on a visit to La 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 La Cueva del Indio and other Arecibo attractions using our handy Arecibo day trip site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    When you think of a cave, you think of a wet hole in the ground, inhabited by bats, and if nothing else, batman. Nothing special, but can be cool on occasion. I am fairly confident this cave with exce...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    It is a really impressive site and something unique. It has a cave in the cliffs and is surrounded by a whole forest. a stunning contrast. the cliffs form a series of arches really precious and you have to walk to see them only .lo that be careful because they are holes that they go directly to the sea and the rocks are quite uncomfortable so I recommend if you visit it you wear hard shoes Mount. Once passed the first stage of cliffs that impresses, following a path through a small part of the jungle, you are going to give to a halt in which you can see another series of cliffs with a beach and in the distance the monument to Columbus. really that is a unique place to see
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  • August 29, 2017
    The cueva del Indio was amazing, we were lucky enough to run into should locals that showed us how to get into a hidden cave and get to the bottom where there was a beautiful pool of water and craving...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Stunning. Seriously. One of the most beautiful places we've ever visited. A bit off the beaten path and slightly hard to find, but very worth it! $5 to get in, bring sturdy shoes for trekking up some rough terrain for the best views!
  • June 26, 2017
    I loved this cave site. This is a privately owned attraction and the current owners ask for $5 per person. The water is beautiful there so bring a mask and snorkel..The only way to get into the water is jumping off a cliff and climbing back up the same way (these are from 10-30 feet high though there are others higher that i'd avoid). You can enter the caves if you can do a little bouldering/rock climbing. Totally worth going actually into the cave this way. We ran into a local there, Orlando, who took us around the caves and explained everything. He never asked for money but since he spent 2 hours with us giving us the best tour than if we had paid, we tipped him well.
  • April 11, 2017
    Breathtaking scenery unlike any on the island. Take note that the Birth of the New World statue is about an hour and a half away if you decide you want to walk across the cliffs and beach to see it up close. It looks a lot closer because it is a few meters from being the tallest statue in the world. Take a water, wear a hat, and enjoy!
  • March 6, 2017
    Shore and rock formation are fantastic. The only downfall is parking to get there. We drove there right before sunset to shoot some pictures, but private parking lot was closing at 5 PM. What a shame! So we left a car on open place to the west and went along the beach. Be sure not to leave anything inside the car that catches eye. Wear decent shoes as rocks are very sharp. Be very careful while climbing to the final spots. There are no handrails or smth. You are on your own (as anywhere else in PR). Not for small kids. With all that you will be rewarded with fantastic views.
  • April 20, 2017
    This public park is free if you can find free parking along the road near where the paid parking areas are. Once you get your free parking to the west of the paid parking head towards the beach follow the beach to the east there will be many paths that head inland for a few seconds then keep heading east. Walk past the old abandon structure to the left is where the cave is to the top right are where more wonderful views are. Be carful of the waves don't get too close stay away from the wet rocks, stick to the dry rock you don't want to get a surprise wave taking you out.

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