Cueva del Viento

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Location: Bosque Estatal De Guajataca Planas, PR-466, Isabella.
446 between Isabela and Pueblito de Ponce, km 11.
(18.411348, -66.976736)
Open: All year during daylight hours.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Cueva del Viento, PR-466, Bosque Estatal De Guajataca Planas, Isabela, PR, 00662.
Municipio de Isabela, Oficina Para El Desarrollo Turístico Estado Libre Asociado De Puerto Rico, Tel: +1-787-872-2400-1201. E-mail:
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2020 cave closed for renovation.


The Cueva del Viento (Cave of the Wind) is located in Bosque Estatal de Guajataca (Guajacata State Forest) with well-marked trails leading to the cave. There are 40 wooden steps leading down into the cave and there are even some handrails. The cave is mostly level and has a sort of beaten path through the cave. The entrance area was obviously discovered by souvenir hunters, who broke off most of the speleothems, but inside the situation is much better. As the cave is visited unguided there is always the danger of vandalism, but it seems the damages inside are rather small. Please be careful not to damage the cave further.

Helmet, headlamp, good shoes and some physical fitness required. The trail is normally dry, though it might be muddy or slippery, especially after rains. The cave is actually not difficult, but nevertheless the basic caving rules apply. Check in at the Guarda Bosques (forest information office) at km 11 on Route 446 before and after your trip. Here is the trail head for the Interpretative Trail, which is a loop of about 4 km, at the far end the Trail #1 or Cave Trail #1 branches off to the left. It's another 3 km to the cave entrance. You should plan about three hours for the cave visit, 2 hours walking and 1 hour inside the cave.

The cave was closed for renovation in 2020, also the ranger station is rebuilt. The staircase is made of wood and several steps are broken. While the cave is not gated, it is nevertheless better to respect the "closed" signs. We could actually not find out when it will be reopened, or if it already has.