Going under earth's surface - amazing Camuy Caverns :)

Camuy Travel Blog

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we are almost arriving
Not even 1 hour later we were arriving to our destination. Well it wasn't so easy to find this place. Francisco has been here once, but a long time ago and we got a bit lost, we asked a couple of people down the streets, lol. Nevermind we succeded and found the place. Our destination was: "Cuevas de Camuy" or Camuy Caverns.

It was early, so we didn't have any problems for finding a free parking spot. Furthermore, we had our special pass thanks to Mark, haha. We got our tickets at the entrance and they let know there was a video we had to watch before starting the tour itself. The video has just started 1min ago, so we caught it and avoided to wait until the next one, yay!!!

As its name says, these are caverns you can visit. The Camuy river formed amazing caverns surrounded by a lovely vegetation and the stalactites and stalagmites in the interior are awesome! In order to go down to the entrance of the caverns, we should take a trolley, but before boarding they gave us helmets.
ready to go into the cavern
Security was first. Now, it was time to go on the trolley. Our guide came and we were ready to go. Our group was small. Well, it was better this way, hehe, almost a private tour ;)

Going down was nice. It was great seeing all the vegetation that was surrounding us. Sure, we have rain forest in Peru, but I haven't been able to really explore it, so this was my 1st contact with it and I loved it! The deeper we went, the more vegetation we were able to see. After turning left, right, left, we finally arrived to the station where the walking would start.

We started to walk down and stopped at the entrance of the caverns, gorgeous!!! Our guide gave us a few recommendations before going inside and that was it. All the stalactites and stalagmites were amazing, so big! And they formed funny shapes, like a man smiling - the guide said it was a taino (local Indian) welcoming us - a witch and a love couple, lol.
nice formations


We also went close to the Camuy river. Well, it was down but you could listen to it as if it were really close, actually was beneath us. We also could see a waterfall. We got a bit wet, but felt nice, since it was warm.

Of course in the cave there were bats. We couldn't see them, but Francisco got bat's poo - poor him!!! Well, in Lima we say that if you got birds' poo, you'd have luck and in Puerto Rico they say the same, haha. So I guess, Francisco would have good luck, maybe he should buy a ticket for the lottery, lol!

The walking wasn't long. It lasted around 45min. But there were steps and floor was slippery, so you have to be careful. If the guide saw someone needed more time, he stopped and waited for him. All the people were happy and took lots of pics.
Dino's rider, whoa!!!
I wasn't the only one, hehe.

Then we took the trolley up again. Took a couple of fun shots there and visited the gift shop. All the place is very nice, large parks at the entrance, all the trees and flowers... well, it was getting late and we had to think about where to have lunch - a traditional one! We asked our guide about the place we have been recommended at the entrance - by the owner haha. And he said his favorite restauranst nearby were: the place we have been recommended and his mom's house and since she didn't know about having visitors, better going to the restaurant, lol!
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we are almost arriving
we are almost arriving
ready to go into the cavern
ready to go into the cavern
nice formations
nice formations
Dinos rider, whoa!!!
Dino's rider, whoa!!!
nice blue sky
nice blue sky
going closer to Camuy Caverns
going closer to Camuy Caverns
parking the TB car
parking the TB car
as usual these flags are together:…
as usual these flags are together…
perrito!!! doggy!!!
perrito!!! doggy!!!
this frog is a Koki
this frog is a Koki
the ticket, hehe
the ticket, hehe
security stop
security stop
me and the trolley, hehe
me and the trolley, hehe
crazy Mark
crazy Mark
me!!!
me!!!
Yadi & Francisco ready for the jou…
Yadi & Francisco ready for the jo…
at the trolley
at the trolley
nice gardens
nice gardens
going down
going down
starting our way
starting our way
going down
going down
nice vegetation
nice vegetation
transport
transport
bananas
bananas
the station
the station
nice bridge
nice bridge
entrance
entrance
a lizard!!!
a lizard!!!
stalactites
stalactites
Camuy River
Camuy River
our guide
our guide
more stalactites
more stalactites
going down
going down
huge stalactites
huge stalactites
nice view from inside
nice view from inside
impressive
impressive
stalactites, stalagmites
stalactites, stalagmites
wow
wow
love it
love it
the smiley indian
the smiley indian
stalactites inside the caverns
stalactites inside the caverns
the widest stalagmite
the widest stalagmite
crazy formations
crazy formations
more rock formatios
more rock formatios
impressive
impressive
great caverns
great caverns
waterfalls
waterfalls
inside the cavern
inside the cavern
:)
:)
the sky looked so far...
the sky looked so far...
another view
another view
Camuy river
Camuy river
a sea horse formation
a sea horse formation
the witch can you see her?
"the witch" can you see her?
stalactites and stalagmites
stalactites and stalagmites
ceiling full of stalactites
ceiling full of stalactites
ceiling full of stalactites
ceiling full of stalactites
ceiling full of stalactites
ceiling full of stalactites
nice formations
nice formations
interested
interested
spooky...
spooky...
the light at the end of the tunnel
the light at the end of the tunnel
bats poo... :( - hopefully it wou…
bat's poo... :( - hopefully it wo…
cute dolphin
cute dolphin
:)
:)
a cowgirl? haha,
a cowgirl? haha,
final details
final details
Camuy Sights & Attractions review
Camuy Caverns - Cavernas de Camuy
If you are in Puerto Rico, you shouldn't miss visiting the Camuy Caverns and enjoy the beauty of the nature and see how the Camuy river formed these a… read entire review
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