Cueva De Las Maravillas
The Cave of Wonders (Cueva de las Maravillas) is one of the greatest natural attractions in this region of the Dominican Republic. It is located about 43.5 miles from the capital Santo Domingo, between the provinces of San Pedro De Macoris and La Romana
, it is a natural museum of pre-Columbian Taino rock art that connects directly to the island's distant past. Hispaniola. Previously it was called the Jagual Cave until it was given the current name of the Cave of Wonders, in 1949.
The cave is located about 25 meters deep, with an area of about 800 meters that can travel 240 meters during tours that are conducted inside. Inside the cave you can see around 500 engravings and paintings on the walls of predominantly red and black that are attributed to the Tainos, the ancient inhabitants of the island, until the arrival of the Spaniards. The calcium deposits have over time also allowed the formation of stalactites and stalagmites which complete the wonderful aspect attributed to the cave.
The visit to the Cave of Wonders lasts approximately 35 minutes and is carried out with guides in groups of no more than 20 people. In order to preserve the natural features of the cave, it is forbidden to take photos, listen to music, make videos, throw trash, scratch the walls and it is advisable to speak in a low voice. The cave has been fitted with a ramp and a lift for easy access, especially for the disabled.
Location - access map to Cueva De Las Maravillas
Visits are from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including public holidays. Admission is RD$ 300 or US$ 10 for adults and RD$ 100 or US$ 5 for children.
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