Cueva de las Maravillas

Cave Exploration

Cuevas de las Maravillas, also known as the Cave of Wonders, is a natural cave system located near the town of San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic, 30 minutes West of the Casa de Campo resort. It is a popular tourist attraction and is known for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, as well as ancient Taino Indian rock art. The caves were discovered in the 1920s and have since been developed for tourism, with guided tours available to explore the various chambers and learn about the geological and cultural significance of the site. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness the beauty and history of the underground world.

Where is Cuevas de las Maravillas?

The Parque nacional Cueva de las Maravillas is a national park located approximately 15 kilometres east from San Pedro de Macorís and 10 kilometres west from La Romana, in the south-eastern part of the Dominican Republic on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

What to Expect at Cuevas de las Maravillas

Frequently Asked Questions

You can reach the Cuevas de las Maravillas by taking a taxi or driving from San Pedro de Macorís. The caves are approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the city center.

The caves are usually open to the public from Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, it’s always a good idea to check the official website or contact the attraction directly for the most up-to-date information.

Yes, guided tours are available at the Cuevas de las Maravillas. Knowledgeable guides will take you through the cave system, providing information about the geological formations and the Taino rock art found inside.

The duration of the tour can vary, but typically it takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to explore the caves.

Yes, photography is generally allowed inside the Cuevas de las Maravillas. However, flash photography might be prohibited to protect the delicate rock formations and artwork.

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking through the cave. Some areas might be slippery, so caution is advised. Visitors are also encouraged to follow the instructions of the guides and respect the rules to preserve the caves for future generations.

Yes, the caves can be visited with children. However, it’s important to keep an eye on them and ensure their safety, as some areas might require extra care.

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