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Cueva Del Indio: A Spectacular Cave In Cuba.

Jan 29, 2008
There are many interesting places in Cuba to visit on your holidays but among the most popular is Viales Valley. This jewel of the Cuban geography combines so many natural formations. It is located in the second largest mountain range in Cuba. It is branded the best land for tobacco in the world. Its people are considered the nicest and most welcoming people in Cuba. Its rivers, forests, valleys, mountains, beaches, lakes and caves make it a must see place while on your holidays in Cuba

There are many attractions in Viales Valley but today I would like to write about La Cueva del Indio. This is a immense cave, located under sea level, is visited in two stages: the first part of the visit is done by foot along its narrow passages and halls and the second part is by boat, a ride that will take you to the other end of the cave.

The appearance of the stalactites and stalagmites please the observer. Already in the exterior, you are able to see snails: the Polymitas, endemic of Cuba and of a supreme beauty, and other species originated in that region. When Don Carlos de la Torre, eminent Cuban naturalist, visited the cave, he donated to the institution considerable part of his collection of mollusks, during the first visit to this territory.

In the ferry, a tour guide takes you along the river and while showing you all these amazing rock formations, some of them with very peculiar shapes that resemble a crocodile, a snake, a witch and so many other that I am sure you will be able to tell. It is a very relaxing ride as the waters of the river are very calm which allow you to enjoy the beauty inside this cave.

The waterway inside the cavern is accessible for the ride for about 500 meters. Even though the river is a lot longer, for your own protection is not navigable along its total path. The entire grotto has not being entirely explored since there are some parts that are completely sank under water.

The trip itself is incredible but you get yet more thrilled towards the end of the ride. You get to a small tropical forest where there is a little waterfall and it seems like the ferry is going to fall over. This, of course is just a joke that these naughty guides like to play on you. Your safety is a priority and they would not joke about it if they thought they were putting you in any danger.

If you are going to Cuba or you have bought a holiday package already, make sure to visit this amazing location. You can visit the cave from Viales itself but if you are not staying in the area do not worry. You can still visit Viales on a day excursion from Havana. They depart every day and they will all include the visit to this cave. I will leave you know but not without wishing you first an unforgettable experience in Cuba.
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Make sure to talk to an expert to make the most out of your holiday in Cuba. Jose Mauricio is a travel consultant born in Havana, Cuba with more than 15 years experience in tourism. He will help you make the most out of your holiday in Cuba
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