Cueva Ventana Tours

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Most caves aren’t the types of places that also come with a view; by their very nature, caves are dark, musty holes full of rocks, stalactites and bats. But at Cueva Ventana, about an hour outside of San Juan, the dark cave opens to up to Puerto Rico’s best view.

Ensconced in cliffs towering high above the Rio Grande Arecibo, Cueva Ventana is where subterranean suddenly meets surreal. Though there was once a time when it was free to visit, the area today is privately administered to protect against damage and decay. The downside, of course, is the added cost, but the upside is the fact that the ticket price now includes a local guide. Here you’ll hear history of native Taino who left their marks on the cave, and be presented with flashlights for navigating the depths of the dark, guano-filled room.

Scrambling down rocks, tree roots and mud while weaving through dripping stalactites, the adventure is backed by a soundtrack of bats all squeaking in unison above. Thankfully the cave—since it’s open on both ends—doesn’t have much of a smell, and right when the enveloping darkness begins to feel a bit claustrophobic, light filters through the massive window to reveal a framed, panoramic view of the Arecibo Valley below.

Practical Info

Cueva Ventana is open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, and from 8:30am-6:30pm on weekends. Travelers can access the site from the trail near Puma gas station, next to PR-10 on kilometer 75. Entry to the cave, which is located on private land, costs $20 per person. Early mornings are the best time to visit, while those who come on weekends should expect crowds. Evening tours are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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Address: Hato Viejo, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
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Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-6:30pm
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Admission: $20
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Cueva Ventana Tour from San Juan

Ascend the beautiful limestone karsts of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo region to visit the clifftop cave of Cueva Ventana on this 5.5-hour guided tour from San Juan. Rappel down inside the cave, your flashlight revealing all manner of strange creatures like bats and spiders, plus Taíno petroglyphs along the way. Hear information about the cave’s origins from your guide and admire views of the Caribbean Sea from one of the cave’s window-like openings. This underground exploration also includes round-trip transportation from select hotels in San Juan and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Cueva Ventana and Indian Cave Combo Tour from San Juan

Discover two of Puerto Rico’s most famous caves, Cueva Ventana (Window Cave) and the Indian Cave, during this 8-hour day trip among the limestone ‘karst’ formations of the island’s north coast. Begin your day at Cueva Ventana, exploring the cave’s interior before reaching its beautiful ‘window’ opening with gorgeous views of the valley below. Then travel to the ocean-front Indian Cave, a beautiful location used in a number of films, to admire the beautiful setting and ancient Indian carvings that adorn its walls. Your cave-themed trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, helmet and flashlight, water, admission fees and a guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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River tubing experience! Plus Cueva Ventana

The best tour around Arecibo town at north Puerto Rico. The tour begins visiting a waterfall, doing some body floating, challenge, a cliff jump and the river tubing in the last part of the beautiful Tanama river. Including photos upload to our social networks and the history of the zone. You will have the opportunity of been an adventurer in Puerto Rico. And to make this a better experience, you will visit the best cave in Puerto Rico "Cueva Ventana" to explore and see one of the most beautiful views in the island. Please contact us as soon as booking is confirm to complete the booking and instructions. 6 years up participants only.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
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Full-Day Tour of the Taíno Route in Puerto Rico

Join this full-day trip to learn about the 5,000-year human history of Puerto Rico, a fascinating journey into the past. You are picked up at your San Juan hotel to drive in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle to the town of Arecibo to visit two ancient caves filled with petroglyphs and other evidence of early human history. Also visit the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park, and important archaeological site. Return to your hotel is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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