Sometimes nature creates spaces which seem to be made especially for un humans, to give us a privileged, panoramic view of our surroundings. Some caves are in this category. They serve not just as a refuge for men and animals, but also as strategic points of view to overlook a landscape. Cueva Ventana, in Puerto Rico, is one of these places.

As the name implies, the Cueva Ventana (Window Cave) is a limestone cavern that looks down on the Río Grande of the Arecibo River, and frames it beautifully for the viewer. The impressive view, along with the atavistic feeling of safety one has inside the cave, has been attracting tourists for decades.

But it is not just the window view of the outside what makes the visit worth while. Inside the cave, to the delight of many a spelunker, there is a reef of stalagmites and stalactites that seem like fossilized, giant teeth. It is brilliantly worthwhile looking in both directions when inside the Ventana.

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Sometimes nature creates spaces which seem to be made especially for un humans, to give us a privileged, panoramic view of our surroundings. Some caves are in this category. They serve not just as a refuge for men and animals, but also as strategic points of view to overlook a landscape. Cueva Ventana, in Puerto Rico, is one of these places.

As the name implies, the Cueva Ventana (Window Cave) is a limestone cavern that looks down on the Río Grande of the Arecibo River, and frames it beautifully for the viewer. The impressive view, along with the atavistic feeling of safety one has inside the cave, has been attracting tourists for decades.

But it is not just the window view of the outside what makes the visit worth while. Inside the cave, to the delight of many a spelunker, there is a reef of stalagmites and stalactites that seem like fossilized, giant teeth. It is brilliantly worthwhile looking in both directions when inside the Ventana.

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