Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Camuy

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Explore the deep limestone caverns of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, carved out of the earth by the third largest subterranean river in the world, the Rio Camuy. Although 16 km (10 mi) of caverns--with 220 caves and 17 entrances--have been mapped, experts believe this makes up only a tiny fraction of the gigantic system as a whole. Consider taking a tour of the main caves and visiting the other open areas around the park, including a massive 213 m (700 ft) sinkhole. You might not find hiking through the caves too strenuous, but it's worth wearing sturdy shoes nonetheless. Don’t forget your camera and your bug spray. Before you head to Camuy, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Camuy trip planner, to make sure you see all that Camuy has to offer, including Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.
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  • The lovely security guard at the gate told us that the park is closed by the government since Hurricane Fiona 2022 until further notice. We traveled from Rio Grande (1hr 50 min) to see this place... 
    The lovely security guard at the gate told us that the park is closed by the government since Hurricane Fiona 2022 until further notice. We traveled from Rio Grande (1hr 50 min) to see this place...  more »
  • What an amazing experience! We all loved it and walked around the caves in awe and wonder! It’s a must see/ do experience. Our guide was really knowledgeable and even took stops to take photos of... 
    What an amazing experience! We all loved it and walked around the caves in awe and wonder! It’s a must see/ do experience. Our guide was really knowledgeable and even took stops to take photos of...  more »
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  • Bring a flashlight! This was a wonderful experience, but Hurricane Maria wiped out all the lights inside. There is no illumination inside the cave except for cell phone light. It is dark and slippery. Not recommended if you have any fear of darkness. Also, the trolley is not functioning. There is a 20 minute walk to and from the cave. I would recommend for older children (above 7) and physically fit adults. We brought a 10 year old, 13 year old and 16 year old. They loved the caves, but the 10 year old had a hard time walking back. The cave spiders were amazing to see! Our tour guide was great… fluent in both Spanish and English.
  • A must see place just a bit over an hour west from San Juan. If you arrive with a small group by 9 you might be able to get a small tour but even the tour with twenty or so is pleasant. The guide was very knowledgeable of the cave system, history, of the flora, and the fauna. If you walk the whole thing, the tour is about 90 minutes. It’s easy going down and hilly coming up so be prepared with good walking shoes with grip. Your essentially in a rain forest going into a cave system. The caves themselves are impressive and beautiful. They’ve been here for millions of years before us and will be here for millions of years after us. Hurricane Maria destroyed part of the cave trail, and that part is closed off. But the rest of it is intact, minus lighting. Be sure to bring a flashlight 🔦 or use your phone 📱 as a flashlight. Charge your phone before you go because of that and all the potential pictures.

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