The first few weeks in Puerto Rico we mostly relaxed and stayed home to spend some quality time with our families. After Christmas, the first touristy thing we did was visit Cueva Ventana or the Window Cave in Arecibo. After seeing pictures of the amazing view at the end of the cave pop up all over the internet in the last few years, it was at the top of my to-see list; and the whole family went!
Cueva Ventana has recently become a very popular touristy destination in Puerto Rico. Apparently the owner of the gas station, next to the entrance of the trail, started charging an admittance fee due to it’s popularity and since then the fee has gotten higher and higher; now they offer tours! Their guides will talk to you about the history of the caves, the bats and other creatures found in them, as they take you through both caves, ending at Cueva Ventana. The tour fee includes an information booklet, hard hat and flashlight. It’s expensive >> $19 + tax unless you’re a Puerto Rico resident, we pay only $10 + tax (be sure to bring an ID if you are!) << but soo worth it!
^^ adorable little souvenir stand! ^^
^^ family pictures with our hard hats, as we waited for the tour to begin! ^^
^^ try some Maví, a tree bark based native Caribbean drink ^^
^^ our tour guide telling us a bit about the history of the caves ^^
^^ the creepiest of all of the drawings in the cave!! ^^
^^ that hole is the same one as two pictures above, from the inside of the cave! ^^
^^isn’t this view magnificent? I fell head over heels with it!! ^^
Cueva Ventana (Window Cave)
PR 10, KM 75 (beside the Puma gas station)
Hato Viejo, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm Mon – Fri
8:30am – 6:30pm Sat, Sun and holidays.
Last tour at 5:00pm. Tours are on the hour and as needed.
For more info: cuevaventanapr.com
Admission: $19 ($10 for Puerto Rico residents, with ID!) per person + tax