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7 Things to Know Before Visiting Cueva del Indio

From the interior of Cueva del Indio | © Jaime Olmo/flickr

Kris Pethick

11 January 2018

The Cueva del Indio is a prehistoric rock site located in La Piedras near Arecibo, Km. 8.0 on PR-681. It is interesting to view the Taino petroglyphs and ponder the stories of what happened there so many years ago. This area also has incredible views of the Atlantic with great photo opportunities. Use this list to inform yourself and get the most out of your visit.

The cave was discovered in 1982. On September 4, 2003 it was included in the National Register of Historic Places. It dates back to pre-Columbian days.

Statue of Christopher Columbus | © Mike Steele/flickr

The park is maintained by the Department of Natural Resources. In March of 2017, they removed the ladder leading down to the cave for safety reasons, but the cave can still be viewed from above. The hours of operation are 9a-5p, 7 days a week.

There is no fee to view the cave, but PR-681 is very narrow so you probably do not want to park on the road. Some local residents will allow you to park on their property for a fee of about $3-$5 (€3.32).

Cueva del Indio, La Piedra | © Jaime Olmo/flickr

You must wear good sturdy shoes and you may even want to wear long pants. You walk down a trail to get to the beach and the volcanic rock. If the ladder is available, you also need to climb some. The rock is very sharp limestone and is wet and slippery.

Natural Stairs in Cueva del Indio | © Craig Nagy/flickr

In addition to the ancient petroglyphs of the Taino, there are also the cliffs over the ocean, natural stairways and the ocean breaking on the rocks outside of and underneath the cave. These breaking waves have created natural bridges and unique ocean sculptures.

Taino petroglyphs | © David Fulmer/flickr

As with so many other places in Puerto Rico, Cueva del Indio has been a popular spot for movie production. “Pirates of the Caribean: On Stranger Tides (2011),” “Runner, Runner (2013),” “Treasure Island (2012),” and “Perfect Getaway (2009),” are just some of the movies filmed here.

In the area you can check out the Arecibo Lighthouse, the Observatory and on weekends shop at the Arecibo Flea Market. There are also many wonderful small open-air restaurants on PR-681 as well as incredible pincho stands.

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Exploring La Cueva del Indio in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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Want to visit Cueva del Indio in Arecibo? Here’s what you need to know.

La Cueva del Indio is one of over 2,000 caves on the island of Puerto Rico, and one of the most famous. .

Perched on a strip of cliffs overlooking turquoise blue waters in Arecibo, this is a stunning and untouched location offering pristine views. 

If you’re visiting Puerto Rico, you can access this location on a day trip from San Juan. 

Here’s how!

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About Cueva del Indio

Cueva del Indio is a natural limestone cave that originally served as a meeting place for Taino indians, the indigenous people of Puerto Rico prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493.

Today, the walls still hold their drawings, which look to me like early emojis.

In fact, La Cueva del Indio has the largest collection of petroglyphs along the coastline and is a lure to tourists and vandals alike.

While it’s sad to see ancient carvings spoiled by modern key scratches, the island attempts to preserve the area as much as possible.

The site is public and not run or maintained by any official organization or agency.

The owners of the parking lot adjacent to the beach have set up a makeshift entrance and charge $10 a car to park.

Note, the parking lot owners only accept cash and the nearest ATM is a 15-minute drive from the caves.

How to get to La Cueva del Indio

Getting to the caves is easy and can be done on your own without a tour or group. It’s best if you have a rental car.

Just plug the destination into your GPS (Americans will be happy to know there is no need to use roaming or international data plans in Puerto Rico) and follow the directions.

In case you need it, the exact geo-coordinates are 18°29’34.1″N 66°38’31.4″W.

It’s about an hour and 15 minutes from either San Juan or Aguadilla so you can access it from both coasts and either airport.

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Cliff jumping

Since La Cueva del Indio is largely unregulated, the rocks can be perilous.

There are no guard rails and you descend into the cave on a wooden ladder, so wear the appropriate shoes and tread carefully.

The tide is unpredictable in the area and while some daredevils dive off the cliffs, I certainly wouldn’t recommend it as there are rocks in the water. This is a good place for exploring and sunbathing, not necessarily swimming.

The natural rock formations are unlike any other on the island, and provide ample photo opportunities.

Note, as of late 2018, the ladder to descend into the cave has been removed but guests can still enter via an opening at the top.

You do so at your own risk and will need some sort of rock climbing ability. Ask the folks at the entrance for more information.

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Is Cueva del Indio worth the trip?

Whether you’re a fan of geology, native culture or off the beaten path destinations, Cueva del Indio should be on your list of must-see destinations while in Puerto Rico.

It makes an east day trip from San Juan and allows you to see a different side of the island than just the cruise port.

Go ahead, have an adventure!

Till next time, safe travels.

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°OCEANIA APARTMENTS AT ARECIBO 681 OCEAN DRIVE ARECIBO 2* (Puerto Rico) — from 8933 RUB

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Oceania Apartments At Arecibo 681 Ocean Drive — Arecibo

18. 48031,
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Arecibo,
Puerto Rico

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Ocean Front Suites By City Inn is located 3 km from the center of Arecibo. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests can swim in a private pool or enjoy sea views.

Location

La Casa Ulanga and Museo de Arte e Historia de Arecibo «Rene Marques» are 3.1 km and 3.6 km respectively. The beach is 50 meters away. This hotel is located a short distance from several noted attractions including Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Jarealito.

Rooms

The rooms have private bathrooms in addition to climate control, multi-channel TV and a seating area. A coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave are also included.

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Restaurant «Vokadillo» is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

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Focused on the needs of guests, the hotel offers fitness classes and a fitness center. Nearby activities include canoeing, horseback riding and diving.

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560 Oceania Apartments,
Arecibo,
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00612,
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Arecibo Lighthouse

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Beach

La La Posa

630 m

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Jarealito

660 m

Balneario Morrillos

660 m

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Beach

Playa Islote Arecibo

1.8
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La Poza Del Obispo

1.8
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Bay

Puerto Arecibo

2.7
km

Antigua Central Monte Grande

2.8
km

Antigua Central Cambalache

2.8
km

Rectoria

3. 0
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La Casa Ulanga

3.0
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Cueva del Indio

4.8
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Church

Catedral San Felipe Apóstol

4.0
km

Museum

Estatua de Colon

3.8
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Teatro Oliver

4.0
km

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Plaza De Arecibo

4.0
km

Museum

Museo de Arte e Historia de Arecibo «Rene Marques»

4.0
km

Iglesia Presbiteriana en Arecibo

4.0
km

Iglesia Metodista El Calvario

4.0
km

Museo de Arte e Historia

4.0
km

Plaza De Recreo

4.0
km

Capilla del Rey

4.0
km

Gallery

Teatro Rene Marquez

4.0
km

Parque de Pelota

4.4
km

Parque Recreativo Pasivo Julio Rodriguez Olmo

5.0
km

Indian Cave

4.7
km

The Seven Arches

4.8
km

Aedes

4.8
km

Ave Victor Rojas

Arecibo Water Park

5. 0
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Beach

La Posa Beach

570 m

Restaurant

Vokadillo

140 m

Restaurant

Panaderia El Faro

510 m

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Ocean Front Suites By City Inn is located 60 km from Aguadilla Airport.

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What time do you need to check out from Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo?

You can stay at Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo until 12:00.

How far is Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo from the city center?

Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo is 3 km from the city center.

Does Ocean Front Suites By City Inn have internet?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of Ocean Front Suites By City Inn.

What are the best places to visit near Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo?

Walking 700 meters from Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo, you will find yourself at Balneario Morrillos.

Can I park my car at the Ocean Front Suites By City Inn?

Yes, Ocean Front Suites By City Inn guests can park their car in the onsite car park.

How much does it cost to stay at Ocean Front Suites By City?

A room in Ocean Front Suites By City costs from $263.

What rooms are available at Ocean Front Suites By City Inn Arecibo?

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°LAS OLAS BEACH HOUSE ARECIBO (Puerto Rico) — Apartments for rent — from 8034 RUB

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Las Olas Beach House Apartments — Arecibo

18.48435,
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Arecibo,
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BO ISLOTE II, PR 681 Calle 10, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219, BLD 219
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Guests at Las Olas Beach House can enjoy windsurfing, diving and hiking in Arecibo.

Location

Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park are 2.3 km away and Cueva del Indio is 4 km away. The nearest beach is at a distance of 600 meters. Grab a bite to eat at Salitre Meson Costero, a 5-minute walk from Las Olas Beach House. Balneario Morrillos is one of the area’s top attractions.

Approximately 55 minutes drive to Aguadilla airport.

Rooms

Features a sofa, multi-channel TV and individual air conditioning. The apartments have both a kitchen and a private bathroom.

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The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave and toaster.

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Free Wi-Fi is available in all apartments.

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  • Fishing

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  • Paid airport transfer
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  • Beach access
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  • Barbecue accessories

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Bo Islote Ii, Pr 681 Calle 10, Bld 219,
Arecibo,
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00612,
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  • Famous places of the city
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants

Park

Arecibo Lighthouse

2.4
km

Balneario Morrillos

1.1
km

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Jarealito

1.3
km

Beach

La Posa beach

1.4
km

Arecibo Lighthouse

2.4
km

Beach

Playa Islote Arecibo

2.4
km

Beach

La Poza Del Obispo

2.4
km

Arecibo 00612

Cueva del Indio

4.1
km

Museum

Estatua de Colon

3.0
km

Bay

Puerto Arecibo

3.4
km

Antigua Central Cambalache

3. 6
km

Antigua Central Monte Grande

3.6
km

Rectoria

3.7
km

La Casa Ulanga

3.7
km

Indian Cave

4.0
km

The Seven Arches

4.1
km

Church

Catedral San Felipe Apóstol

4.7
km

Calle Los Bajas Int PR-6681

Birth of the New World Statue

5.1
km

Teatro Oliver

4.7
km

Iglesia Presbiteriana en Arecibo

4.7
km

Plaza De Recreo

4.7
km

Museum

Museo de Arte e Historia de Arecibo «Rene Marques»

4.7
km

Museo de Arte e Historia

4.7
km

Iglesia Metodista El Calvario

4.7
km

Capilla del Rey

4.7
km

Gallery

Teatro Rene Marquez

4.7
km

Area

Plaza De Arecibo

4.7
km

Caño Tiburones Nature Reserve

4.9
km

Highway 10

Fun Valley Park

6.7
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Balneario Morrillos

1. 1
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Restaurant

Panaderia El Faro

270 m

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Bo Islote Ii, Pr 681 Calle 10, Bld 219,
Arecibo,
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