After spending 4 nights on the East side of the island, my husband and I were heading to Old San Juan for 2 nights. Arecibo is about an hour past OSJ, but I had read so many great things about this place that we decided to go for it. We got off the highway in Barceloneta and followed the road along the coast. What a beautiful drive!!! (another reviewer below gave great directions). We took the guided tour with Peter, so glad we did. His information greatly added to the experience. The views from this place are unbelievable. I decided to stay up top while my husband went down into the cave. As others have pointed out, the ladder itself is not bad, but getting on to it would be scary if you have a fear of heights like I do. We were here around 2 hours. We wanted to head back to San Juan, to try and beat traffic, but there are other activities you could also do while you are out this way. We felt it was worth the drive just visiting here as it had some of the most beautiful vistas I have ever seen, along with the interesting history of the caves and all of the movies that have been filmed here. The restaurant/bar were not open when we visited. The entrance is a bit tricky to find, we went right by it, but turned around at the gas station just past the entrance. On our return trip, we stopped at a fruit stand along the way and bought a coco frio ( for under $2 each). Highly recommend visiting and taking the tour with Peter!
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