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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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  • Being tourists, we were unaware that La Cueva del Indio closed at 5p. The man at the front taking the money wasn't too friendly in letting us know that after 5:20p he would be locking the gates so tha...  more »
  • Worthwhile trip to Arecibo. Fell in love with the natural rock, crater formations, and the magnitude of the ocean it resides on. I got the chance to drive to the beach nearby during sunset, and enjoye...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning area. From the caves to the views to the beaches. This area is wild and gorgeous. If you climb up the caves make sure to wear sturdy shoes as it is all volcanic rock with sharp edg...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 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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