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“Great place - skip the guide!”
Review of La Cueva del Indio

La Cueva del Indio
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Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Arecibo
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This cave on the water along the rugged coast in Arecibo contains a number of Taino petroglyphs. The views of the north coast are amazing.
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is a great place. I am very happy we stopped. Follow the advice from other reviews... wear shoes (not sandals or flipflops), bring some water, don't bring small children, and watch your step. It is not overly dangerous. You DO NOT need a guide. Pay the small parking fee and following the people and paths. We had Peter as a guide and I would not recommend him unless you just want pure entertainment value. His information is incorrect and you don't need him to show you around. I tipped him and I have regretted it ever since. Do a little research on the history of the location and do it on your own and you will appreciate it much more! http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/cueva-del-indio/

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I was expecting real caves (where you're fully underground). But that wasn't the case. In fact, you'll want to have your sunglasses with you. Re: the danger factor -- overestimated. As long as you pay attention and take your time, you'll be fine. I wouldn't necessarily bring little kids there, unless they're quite outdoor-savvy and not easily distracted.

Over all, it was extremely scenic - particularly the rugged coastline and all the holes created by the water. If you're a photography nut, you could spend hours shooting pictures at this place because the light creates so many different angles and effects in and around the "caves."

It's also a pretty great way to break up the drive from SJ to Rincon.

3  Thank snuffle
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I can see why previous viewers were upset with how 'dangerous this place is,' and I can see how taking little kids is not such a great idea, but this cave was fantastic. The views were breathtaking and it was incredibly fun hiking around (our tour guide, Orlando i think?, was a fourth-generation native who's lived on the land). Very much off the beaten path, this is a historically significant treasure that is certainly worth the trip out to Arecibo (staying in Luquillo). Just gorgeous, could not describe how amazing the views were from the cave. Our tour guide even took us down to an entrance to a beach that was simply breath-taking. COULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ENOUGH!

2  Thank nnnickg
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

El Cueva del Indio was magnificent. I'm not really even sure how much time we spent here, as time just seemed to slip away from us... We climbed all over everything! DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS. I wore flip flops, it was extremely painful. Wear good, thick tennis shoes because the rock formations will tear your feet up! The views were amazing. You could see for miles. The trails are well formed, and it is easy to get around. It is $2 to park and $.50 per person to go and climb around. The woman who was there was very kind and got us a beer and a gasolina, even though you should definitely not drink while you are doing this! You are very high up, the wind is very strong, and it is very easy to fall over the side. Go visit these beautiful rock formations, you will not regret it!

1  Thank Hara S
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We've been to a number of caves in the U.S., but none with a view like this one has. If you're looking for fantastic formations - columns, ribbons, stalagtites, etc, you'll probably be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for phenomenal views of the unique coastline, this one is spectacular & well worth with the trip.

At our age (70 & 71), we did not climb down the ladder into the actual cave; we stayed on the level that was at the top of the ladder. Even so, we really enjoyed ourselves.

4  Thank Stan A
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