Visitors to this popular natural wonder must scramble up rocky ledges, treacherous cliffs and ancient wooden staircases to access some of the region’s most impressive views. Stationed 700 feet above the Puerto Rican countryside, these beautiful caves are one of Arecibo’s most popular destinations and offer a unique taste of Taino cultural history, too.
While the hike to the top is somewhat technical, amazing views and ancient rock paintings known as petroglyphs make it worth the challenge. Less-skilled travelers will still find plenty to do nearby since relaxing beaches, easier trails and off shore fishing are all possible ways to spend an afternoon here.
Travelers should arrive early in the day to avoid crowds. Those in the know recommend paying the additional small fee to secure a local guide who’s knowledgeable in the history of the caves and can point out the best spots for capturing the most memorable photos.