If you are visiting Puerto Rico and you are unsure of what to do or see during your visit, we got you covered with another suggestion. We highly recommend you make a trip to Cueva Venta. This large cave is situated a top a limestone cliff in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (North West part of the island), overlooking the Río Grande de Arecibo valley.
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The entrance fee is $19 plus tax and $10 plus tax for PR residents. The entrance fee includes a guided group tour plus a helmet and flashlight rental (the guide will speak both English and Spanish depending on the language needs of those in the group). Throughout the tour, the guide provides information about the animals in the area, cave formation/history, stalagmites and stalactites and the bats found in the cave. If you are wondering why it is called “Cueva Ventana”, “Cave window”, the reason for the name of the cave can be seen at the end of the tour.
How to Get There
When visiting Puerto Rico, we highly suggest renting a car. The majority of places you will want to visit require you drive to them, a cab would be too expensive.
From the San Juan area, take Route 22 West to Route 10 South (exit 75B). Take Route 10 to KM 75. There is a Puma gas station on the left side of the road. The cave is easy to get to and a popular tourist attraction that can easily be located.
What To Bring
Be sure to wear a comfortable pair of shoes you won’t mind getting dirty. The path to the cave is muddy and can be even muddier if it has rained in the last few days. The hike is an easy one, but does require some agility. For that reason I would not recommend it for small children or those who can’t climb.
Tip: Please respect the cave! There are ancient petroglyphs that should be preserved. Also, be mindful of the bats in the cave. There are guano droppings on the floor that should be avoided. Once near the ‘window’, please tread carefully. Do not get close to the edge as the floor is not flat and can easily cause someone to slip.
Meson Gastronomico Entre Montanas, Highway 10 Km. 58 Utuado, PR: We accidentally found this ‘food truck’ on one of our trips to the cave. The food is Smorgasburg worthy and a relief from the usual creole PR food that is abundant on the island.
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