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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. Put La Cueva del Indio and other Arecibo attractions into our Arecibo trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Like me, it is very accessible and is a place for your list of visits in P.R. If fear you of heights s not your place.
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  • We traveled here from Rio Grande for a day trip. This drive and price ($5/person) was worth it. Unfortunately the ladder was missing to go into the cave but you can still see in the cave or even try t...  more »
  • Not much in Arecibo but holy cow La Cueva is a must do. There is a parking lot at the entrance and the fee is 5 dollars a person. Beautiful scenery but the cave itself is AMAZING. THE ROCKS YOU MUST T...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This was a pleasure to see and be able to touch the very cutting on the walls from my ancestors. The scenery was in a class all by it's self. If you can go just once, by all means do so.
  • A very unique place to visit. Looking down from the rocks the ocean water is so clear you can see the bottom. Some of the waves get so strong you can feel thuds when they hit the rocks.
  • We had the chance to meet a local man, who showed us around. It was spectacular and we went to an unusual path. So far, that was the highlight of my first 3 days in PR, and we've been sightseeing a lot since we got here. Can't wait to see if something will top that.
  • Great place to take a break between San Juan and the west side of the island. Cool cave to explore as well as an awesome view of the cliffs and cove. Parking is good and it costs $5 per person to get in. There are no bathrooms there, but there is someone selling water and souvenirs.