a window to Central Puerto Rico
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: This is my favorite hike by far! Cueva Ventana ("Window Cave") is a beautiful, scenic hole in the side of a mountain that opens up to a lush, green valley down below. You'll trample through mud, hunker down under low hanging stalagmites, dodge around stalactites and never look up (there are bats, of course) while wandering through the cave.
All this winding around through two caves leads you to one of the most spectacular views in all of Puerto Rico (but I may be bias).
The hike to this cave is half the fun - how about climbing down into a small opening under enormous ancient tree roots??? You certainly get the feel of a tomb raider! But, if you're claustrophobic or don't feel up to lowering yourself down a small cave wall, there's an additional path that bypasses the first cave and leads you straight to the easier hike to Cueva Ventana. There's something for everyone! I'm pretty sure I saw one Puerto Rican woman doing the whole thing in heels!
This is a must visit site for anyone touring the north-west central part of Puerto Rico! Want to know another tid-bit? It's practically free! You can find the directions on PuertoRicoDayTrips.com, park in the adjacent Texaco gas station parking, pay just $2.00 (because the station had to benefit from this place somehow; and then you know your car is watched the whole time you're gone), and get some simple basic directions again from the gas station attendant, who also speaks English.
My favorite site!