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Río Camuy Cave Park
Camuy Cave was our first stop on day 6 of our 10 day trip. Again, it wasn’t on our Roadtrippers itinerary, but Grampa was excited to take us so we went. My mom couldn’t take this hike into the caves due to her disabilities, so they told my son and I to go ahead and they would wait for us in the parking lot.
I felt kind of bad about that but they really wanted us to see the caves. My son had never been in caves before so it was a great opportunity for him to see something new.
We started off taking a trolley down to the cave and then we went on a guided tour of the cave system there. It was really beautiful. The lighting obviously wasn’t great for photos, but I captured what I could with what I had. We had a real good time down there and we learned a lot. I wish I could’ve gotten better photos but the experience was memorable for my son and I and that’s what really counts.
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About Río Camuy Cave Park
The Río Camuy River is the third-largest underground river in the world and has carved out an extensive network of natural limestone caves and underground waterways in Puerto Rico. Officially discovered in 1958, archeological evidence shows that this cave system was explored by the Island’s indigenous inhabitants hundreds of years ago.
There are over 10 miles of caverns, 220 caves, and 17 entrances that have been mapped in the Camuy cave system but experts believe there are another 800 caves and that this is only a small fraction of the entire system.
Cave Camuy is not a free stop. It costs $18 per adult and $12 for children ages 4-12. Parking is $3 or $4 as well. La Cuerva Camuy is located at Carr. 129 K. 18.9, Quebrada, 00669, in Puerto Rico. It is open 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
This was a great way for my son and I to spend a couple of hours exploring and learning about caves and limestone. We had a great time and he was fascinated with what he learned. I was fascinated with the natural beauty that I saw in this small portion of the cave system.
I would highly recommend that you visit this park with your family if you find yourself in the area. It is so humbling to explore the natural wonders of the Earth. Unfortunately, after leaving this park, my family and I stopped at a small river on our way to our next stop and I ended up having a freak accident which shattered my ankle and brought our vacation to a halt.
Have you been there? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Did you get to see the water fall at the end of the cave trail?
Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know how your visit went.
In the meantime, safe travels!
P.S. If you happen to use travel journals, be sure to check out the travel journal I created for my future Puerto Rico Road Trips.
Written by Kris M.
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