Rio Camuy Cave Park
Puerto Rico, United States
Rio Camuy Cave Park Reviews
Beware the Scorpion Spider May 28, 2012
If you've read my blogs you'll know I'm a guy who likes a good cave; this one is no exception. The Camuy gave is located about an hour west of San Juan; and is pretty awesome. It is a huge system, and if you're up to it you can explore a lot of it, even ride rafts in it, and climb down a 600 foot sink hole. However at this point in the trip we were pretty exhausted, so we went with the standard tour, which costs 15 dollars, and is pretty sweet.
What they do is put you on a goofy trolley, and they drive you down a bunch of slopes to the main entrance of the cave. You also view a video about how great the caves are. YOu then walk down some steps and explore the cave for about an hour. They even give you an audio tour. Its not to physically demanding, well lit, and they have rails in the slippers areas, so feel free to bring the grandparents or kids.
The actual cave that we got to view is a few huge chambers and then some smaller areas. The thing that is special about the cave is that it has some really cool vegitation around it and the outside. It also has some awesome geologicial features, mainly a huge sink hole... 600 feet deep or something ridicolous like that! It then goes to an underground river and its quite spectacular.
One amusing aspect is the tour guide, who was full of 90's style angst. Talk about disinterested! He cornered a giant scorpion spider ( known for hiding in colonial toilet paper and biting the ass of the rich and famous.... long story); and this beattle thing.
Overall it was a good experience.
Now if you want to make this trip interesting try driving to the caves from Ponce through the mountains... it nearly made us ralph and the full description is for another blog entry.
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Awesome adventure! Apr 14, 2011
For $10, you can take a trolley and walking tour! On your ride down to the cave's entrance, take note of the vegetation. You are in a tropical rain forest and have the opportunity to view different local plant species.
The cave is well set up for all ages and abilities. While it's a good idea to wear sneakers because the rocks can get slippery, there are hand rails and paths that ensure safe exploration. Among the must-sees are the 400-foot-deep Tres Pueblos Sinkhole, Cathedral Cave and Cueva Clara.
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