Cueva Ventana

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Cueva Ventana
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The Río Grande de Arecibo valley as seen from Cueva Ventana.
Location Arecibo, Puerto Rico[1]
Nearest city Utuado
Visitors 1,000-1,500 (weekly)
Governing body Private

Cueva Ventana (English: "Window Cave") is a large cave situated a top a limestone cliff in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The cave overlooks the Río Grande de Arecibo valley. It is visible from PR-123 but is accessible from a trail that begins adjacent to a Puma gas station located along PR-10 on 75km. The Disney Channel Original Movie "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" was shot inside the cave and throughout the Island in 2009, a movie based on "Treasure Island" in 2011 and, recently, the 2013 film "Runner, Runner" starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, filmed in the summer of 2012.[2]

The cave is a popular tourist attraction to Puerto Ricans as well as tourists visiting from outside Puerto Rico. An admission fee charged by the cave's owner includes equipment (use of helmet, flashlight, a booklet about the legend of Cueva Ventan) and 45 minutes guided tour and is necessary to enter the trail to the cave everyday (Monday thru Friday from 10:00-5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30-5:30pm) due to its popularity. The number of visitors is greatest on both Saturdays and Sundays from early morning (8:30am) to an hour before nightfall (4:30pm).[citation needed] They now have 90 minute Night Tours on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00pm that include an evening meal.


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Coordinates: 18°22′18″N 66°41′30″W / 18.37167°N 66.69167°W / 18.37167; -66.69167