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Cueva del Indio, Arecibo

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Take a journey back in time on a visit to Cueva del Indio, a cave on the Arecibo coastline. Named “Indian Cave,” the limestone cavern boasts numerous petroglyphs made by the Taino people in the pre-Columbian era. Take a trip through rural Puerto Rico to reach the rocky Arecibo coast and the spacious open-air cavern on the waterfront. You can join a guided tour to learn more about the fascinating carvings and their history, or enjoy ocean views highlighted by rocky cliffs, crashing waves, and stone arches. Work out when and for how long to visit Cueva del Indio and other Arecibo attractions using our handy Arecibo day trip site.
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  • The ladder to climb down the cave is no longer there, I have no idea how people got down there. The views are breathtaking, it only takes about an hour to see the whole thing. 
    The ladder to climb down the cave is no longer there, I have no idea how people got down there. The views are breathtaking, it only takes about an hour to see the whole thing.  more »
  • Amazing views and Taino Petroglyphs! The views are amazing and you can keep walking to see 7 arches. The beaches are beautiful. Parking is alongside the road or you can pay $10 a person and park... 
    Amazing views and Taino Petroglyphs! The views are amazing and you can keep walking to see 7 arches. The beaches are beautiful. Parking is alongside the road or you can pay $10 a person and park...  more »
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  • Easily worth the $10 fee. The arches are quite spread out, so there is a little walking to get to the last. The cliffs are quite high and I would recommend scouting out the waters below (for depth) before thinking about jumping. The caves are well worth the effort to get into. According to the guide/fee gate keeper, there was a ladder at one point to easily get down into the caves, but the crevice/crack in the rock and shimmy climb through a small "tunnel" made the trip into the caves that much more worth it. A full body workout to get in and out. Dangerous even, to those not ready and who don't know their own capabilities. If there is no ladder, shoes that are flexible with a lot of grip (not tennis shoes, sneakers, flip flops, sandals, or even most hiking boots (you still need flexibility)) are recommended, as well as good hand-eye coordination and grip strength. If you're a climber, this might not be much to you.
  • A must see stop if your exploring the island. Superb views from atop the cliffs of a wonderful place. Helpful review tip - WEAR SHOES, rocks are very sharp and jagged. The person at the entry was very helpful and friendly when we went. Note, there is a legitimate $10 per person entry fee to get in. A small price to pay to check out such beauty

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