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“Beautiful”
Review of Cueva Ventana

Cueva Ventana
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US$94.99*
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Cueva Ventana Tour from San Juan
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Arecibo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Cueva Ventana means Window Cave. Take a hike to and through this cave (bring a flashlight!) for a view that is out of this world.
Atlanta, Georgia
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138 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

You will get a little excercise walking to here but if you are remotely fit you can do it. Watch your step and don't shine the lights on the bats.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“beautiful view”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We wanted to see that view in the pictures people have posted online.

This cave was unbelievable. It doesn't take long to get to the view. The only tricky part was getting into the cave, but there is a rope to grab onto so it's not too bad.

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“HUGE Vista and Beautiful Cave”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We followed other reviewers and took Exit 75B to go south on Road 10. It took another 10 minutes on that road to see the [closed] Puma gas station on our left. There is parking at the gas station or up the narrow drive on the right (where restrooms are available). After signing a waiver and paying $10.70/person, we climbed up a set of pebbly/landscaped steps. We walked up a hill and met a guy who gave out the hard hats. We then walked down some more steps and up through a slippery path to the cave entrance. This took about 10 minutes from the bottom, and it was a little steep if you're out of shape.

We were a couple minutes behind the group that had just gone in so we were told to go ahead and catch up-carefully. We were on our own climbing down the six inch deep by two feet high steps that were quite slippery. There was a rope that ran along the floor of the entrance steps, but it was not very helpful. Another reviewer said "anyone can do this," and I would disagree. Flip flops and sandals are a no no, and the rocks are slippery and steep to climb down into the cave. Once we got the flashlights we scurried to find the group. The biologist was showing everyone the bats. We kept going about 50 feet in to the opening. It really is just like the pictures but bigger. I was not expecting such a huge floor to ceiling opening without rails. At your own risk you can get closer, and one guy traipsed out for a picture and a little too far. He slipped and nearly fell to his death. Really. Don't go that far!!

The guide went back and let everyone who wanted to stay behind and explore on their own. We spent about 25 minutes in the cave. It was well worth the trip, but it is not suited for small children or anyone who cannot go up and down two foot high steps easily.

Visited June 2014
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Windsor, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Worth a Trip!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

If you’re looking a for less touristy cave – this one is for you! I was lucky enough to book a combo adventure tour with Natural Wonders PR (who I HIGHLY recommend). We saw Camuy River Cave Park, "Charco Hondo" Waterfall, Arecibo Observatory, Cave "La Ventana" (The Window) and Cave "Del Indio" (The Indian). The Window is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING + Scary. It is a window – you see so much beauty through it. A few of us dared to stand next to the edge. It is a short tour but totally worth it!

Visited May 2014
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Clay City, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just like the pictures”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

first a word of warning: don't use your GPS to navigate directly from the directions provided on trip advisor. It took us to the middle of nowhere. If you're having trouble just try searching for the Puma gas station on road 10, that's how we found it. The hike to the cave was short and easy, and hats and flashlights were provided. There was a guide who kept people in line and helped to explain what we were seeing. It was fun, beautiful, and educational.

Visited May 2014
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