Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Camuy

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Explore the deep limestone caverns of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, carved out of the earth by the third largest subterranean river in the world, the Rio Camuy. Although 16 km (10 mi) of caverns--with 220 caves and 17 entrances--have been mapped, experts believe this makes up only a tiny fraction of the gigantic system as a whole. Consider taking a tour of the main caves and visiting the other open areas around the park, including a massive 213 m (700 ft) sinkhole. You might not find hiking through the caves too strenuous, but it's worth wearing sturdy shoes nonetheless. Don’t forget your camera and your bug spray. Before you head to Camuy, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Camuy trip planner, to make sure you see all that Camuy has to offer, including Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.
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  • What an amazing experience! We all loved it and walked around the caves in awe and wonder! It’s a must see/ do experience. Our guide was really knowledgeable and even took stops to take photos of... 
    What an amazing experience! We all loved it and walked around the caves in awe and wonder! It’s a must see/ do experience. Our guide was really knowledgeable and even took stops to take photos of...  more »
  • The cavern is unsafe, dark, no light inside and you have to walk to the cavern. It’s a 30 min dangerous walk to the cavern and double that on return because of the steep mountain terrain. The... 
    The cavern is unsafe, dark, no light inside and you have to walk to the cavern. It’s a 30 min dangerous walk to the cavern and double that on return because of the steep mountain terrain. The...  more »
  • Arrived at 1 pm and the guard at the parking lot didn’t allow us in because it was full. We wanted to park elsewhere and go in and he denied us that possibility as well. He just said that people come....  more
    Arrived at 1 pm and the guard at the parking lot didn’t allow us in because it was full. We wanted to park elsewhere and go in and he denied us that possibility as well. He just said that people come....  more »
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  • Bring a flashlight! This was a wonderful experience, but Hurricane Maria wiped out all the lights inside. There is no illumination inside the cave except for cell phone light. It is dark and slippery. Not recommended if you have any fear of darkness. Also, the trolley is not functioning. There is a 20 minute walk to and from the cave. I would recommend for older children (above 7) and physically fit adults. We brought a 10 year old, 13 year old and 16 year old. They loved the caves, but the 10 year old had a hard time walking back. The cave spiders were amazing to see! Our tour guide was great… fluent in both Spanish and English.
  • Incredible stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is huge, and the scenery is prehistoric. There are no longer any trams so, you walk down with the guide, then walk the steep hills to get back up. You need to make a reservation these days. Lots of people showed up without a reservation and couldn't get in. Also, make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your reservation time, if you miss your tour, you're likely not going get in because they are usually booked up. It's definitely worth it to visit this place.
  • What an amazing adventure. It was stunningly beautiful. Well worth the drive. We tried to call to make a reservation, but did not succeed so we just went and got there around 11am and we just made it for the open tour. Expect to walk in and back on a hilly, paved surface.
  • About 1.5 hour round trip is what we were told. For us it lasted a little longer. Our guide was awesome - pointing out spiders and even letting a couple of spider over his hand and forearm. The caverns are beautiful and is worth the visit. The audio tour is also included. We loved it. Things to note: Make sure that you get a reservation Proof of vaccination (image on your phone is fine) Make sure to understand when the tours starts and be there a little ahead of time (otherwise you might have to wait till the next tour starts which may be 1 hour or more).
  • Awesome place ! They’ve been through a lot since Maria. They’re still open. Their phones don’t work but what I did was call a local restaurant and they told me it was open. Good luck guys ! (:

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