Be ready to be wowed as soon as you enter this wondrous natural attraction, tucked into the karst region of the north coast. Rio Camuy Cave formally named Parque Las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, designated the First Natural Delight of Puerto is “one of the world’s largest cave networks”. This is an excellent day trip just about 1 hour an 20 minute drive from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Rio Camuy This cave is the third largest underground cave system in the world, Rio Camuy runs through it. The main part of the cavern is massive, with a ceiling over 10 stories high. Photos can’t capture the beauty of this world class wonder, Camuy River Cave Park is among the top ten attractions you can’t miss in Puerto Rico. Parques Nacionales (Puerto Rico National Parks) manages this 300 acre park, offering walking tours in both English & Spanish, through this enormous cave. This day will be part of one of the best day trips you can enjoy during your vacation in Puerto Rico, see our Puerto Rico North Region Attractions guide to see the suggested itinerary.
- Arrive before 10am
- Dress in comfortable clothing, bring an additional shirt just in case you get wet during the tour.
- Wear non-slip closed toe shoes. Although you’ll be walking on concrete walkway through the cavern, it is uneven and wet.
- Last trolley goes out at 3:30, weather permitting. Give yourself enough time to buy tickets and make it for the last group so you don’t waste a trip. Get there no later than 3pm and that’s cutting it close.
- Please Note: There are some travel guides published that state you’ll visit the underground river, this is not accurate information. The river is underground and not accessible to the public. In the town of Utuado, there are some tour companies that will take you the Tanama River, where you can go rappelling, caving and tubbing on the underground river.
The Rio Camuy Cavern Tour
You will be given a set of headphones, available in Spanish and English.
Your tour begins with a fun trolley ride down the steep rolling mountainside that children will love. The adventure begins as the trolley zig zags down the mountainside, deep down to the cave entrance where the amazement of the cavern awaits. You’ll wish the ride took longer…the temperature gets cooler as you drop down into the nest of the mountain covered with lush greens that glisten to the rays of the sun.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 8am – 3:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 3:30pm
Friday: 8am – 3:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 3:30pm
Sunday: 8am – 3:30pm