CAVING IN THE KARST NOT AVAILABLE
*$250 for a solo private tour.
Experience the famous karst region of the northern side of the island, home of one of the longest underground river systems in the world. In this experience you will visit two of the most emblematic caves in the area. Cueva del Indio located on the coast and Cueva Ventana on the karstic mountains of Arecibo.
The Experience includes:
• Tour guided by an archaeologist
• Scenic ride in a luxury SUV
• Visit Cueva del Indio y Cueva Ventana
What you need:
• Bottle of water
• Hiking appropriate shoes
• Small backpack
The Full Experience:
Pick-up is between 9 am and 10 am at your hotel. We take highway 22 westbound towards Arecibo for about 45min, then we head south on highway 10 and up the mountains for another 15min to Cueva Ventana. Once we park, we hike for 20 min through the forest, during this hike we talk about the flora and fauna plus the geological properties of this area. Then we enter the first of three caves were well learn all about the caves and its fauna. The last cave is the famous Cueva Ventana! Here you will get to experience one of the most spectacular views on the island, at over 900 feet above sea level Cueva Ventanas window gives you a unique look at the Arecibo River Valley. Once done we head back to the car and ride north on highway 10 towards Arecibo´s coast and Cueva del Indio! It´s a 20-min trip, we park and take a short hike to the beach, reaching the impressive rocky coast line were the cave is located. We climb down a ladder into the cave and marvel at the hundreds of petroglyphs that were carved hundreds of years ago by the indigenous peoples of Puerto Rico. Here our guide will teach us all about the archaeological and cultural importance of Cueva del Indio! After we take a 5-min hike through the rocks to see the rocky arches that are just east of the cave! Finally, we head back to the metropolitan area and your hotel, the trip is about an hour long. This is a half day experience, total time approx. 5 hours.