Explore La Cueva del Indio (Indian Cave)

Puerto Rico Cueva del Indio

Added by Jake Hougaard

  • Quick and easy access (10 min.)
  • Ancient cave drawings by original inhabitants
  • Beautiful cliffs and hidden beaches
  • Learn about the movies that have been filmed there

La Cueva del Indio is one of the most beautiful places on the island of Puerto Rico – there's nothing quite like witnessing the majesty of a sunset on the cliff, and yet it's still incredible all day long.

It takes about five minutes to walk out onto the cliffs. Two movies were filmed on these cliffs, which you can learn about at the restaurant nearby.

The cave is up to the left. You will have to climb down a ladder to find the cave drawings. These drawings are incredible, and tell a story about the original inhabitants of the island. Down in the cave, water from the tide flows in from underneath, and when the waves are big, water flows through an opening facing the ocean. The pink rock and blue water contrast beautifully.

If you are looking for more of an adrenaline rush, you can jump off the cliffs when the water is relatively calm, and there are some good surfing beaches that you can access by walking a short distance to the west.

There is also a beautiful, hidden beach just to the east, which will require hiking through some foliage and continuing along the cliff for a few minutes. There is nothing like relaxing all along on a beach, which is extremely hard to do, especially in Puerto Rico. Generally there aren't many people in this area, so you can roam, explore, and swim as long as you'd like.

Make sure to bring appropriate shoes for walking on coral rock, which is sharp. Also, if kids are with you, make sure to keep an eye on them when close to the cliffs. Have fun exploring this beautiful area!

Getting there: Arecibo is about two hours west of San Juan and is well worth the trip. Geo-coordinates for the location are 18°29'34.1"N 66°38'31.4"W. There is easy parking in front of the restaurant, right by the cave.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Shoes (coral rock surface)
  • Swimming suit
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Chillin, Diving, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Surfing, Swimming

Skill Level:



Year Round



Cliff Jumping
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Must See Arches And Caves!

Don't leave P. R. Without coming here! The views are undeniable. As of March 2016 the price for two people and a car is $10. Support the local economy and obtain views like no other. Easy to find with google maps. Enjoy!

8 months ago

More Adventures Nearby

Swim at El Ataud

Puerto Rico / El Ataud

If you're heading out of Adjuntas, take Route 10 N and make a right onto Route 123 N, follow that until you can make a left onto Route 123 S.

Danny McGee
10 Saves

Hike to Arbol Solitario

Puerto Rico / Arbol Solitario Pull-Off

About halfway between Cayey and Ponce, you will see a runaway truck ramp on the north side of the highway.

Danny McGee
6 Saves

Camp at Flamenco Beach

Puerto Rico / Flamenco Beach

If camping on a postcard perfect tropical island is on your bucket list, Flamenco Beach is a must.   Take the ferry from the port in Fajardo (40 min drive from San Juan Airport) to Culebra Island.

Kelly Park
2 Saves