Cueva Ventana (Window Cave)
– Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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!





IMG_3813^^ adorable little souvenir stand! ^^ IMG_3817

^^ family pictures with our hard hats, as we waited for the tour to begin! ^^IMG_3821

IMG_3823^^ try some Maví, a tree bark based native Caribbean drink ^^IMG_3822


IMG_3826^^ our tour guide telling us a bit about the history of the caves ^^IMG_3908










IMG_3865^^ the creepiest of all of the drawings in the cave!! ^^IMG_3868




IMG_3909^^ that hole is the same one as two pictures above, from the inside of the cave! ^^IMG_3905


IMG_3890_1^^isn’t this view magnificent? I fell head over heels with it!! ^^2




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:
Admission: $19 ($10 for Puerto Rico residents, with ID!) per person + tax
Free Parking!

Published by
Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

The Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) – Koh Samui, Thailand

Back in July 2016 I met my high school friend Tatiana in Thailand for a Thai Island Hopper East tour with Contiki. Our second day in Koh Samui was a free day, we decided to hire a…

Mountain Big Buddha + Beach – Koh Samui, Thailand

Back in July 2016 I met my high school friend Tatiana in Thailand for a Thai Island Hopper East tour with Contiki. On our first full day in Koh Samui, we took a jeep tour with…

5 Must Do Winter Activities
during Your Ski Vacation in Japan

As of 9:40AM we are on our way to Sapporo for the Yuki Matsuri or Snow Festival!! We have been talking about this trip for over a year now and cannot believe that the day is…

  • HandLuggageOnly

    It looks like you had an amazing time Laura! We’ve always wanted to visit Puerto Rico!

    Thanks for sharing a great post!

    Lloyd & Yaya xx