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Vinales Valley, Cuba; Cueva del Indio

"Cueva del indio, Cave of the Indian in English, lies 8 km north of Viñales in the province of Pinar de Rio, Western Cuba. Rediscoved in the 1920, Cueva del indio is one of the 17 recorded caves in Cuba. The Guanajatabey Amerindians, aboriginals of the region, cut in the limestones ‘mojotes’ to shelter themselves from the wind, rain, sun and inclement weather. With the arrival of the Spanish colonialist, they fled to hide in the caves. Relics and pictograms on the caves’ walls confirm their existence in this particular place. Moreover, the Cueva del indio is named after their bones remains discovered in the caves. The Cueva del indio has the largest system of underground caves in Cuba and in all Latin America Cueva del indio with a gallery of 45 km. It has been said that it linked the main island to the Isle of Juventud a long time ago. The uniqueness of the Cuevo del Indio lies in its subterranean river after the fly of steps of 100 meters. Water levels are kept to keep it navigable. Some of the caves, once the home of the Indians, are now museums and cafeterias. Habitat of the bats and other cave animals, some plants of the Jurassic period still live in this preserved area."
[Cited: Travel Cuba]


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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Caribbean
Subcategory Detail:Cuba
Keywords:18-Nov-11 to 10-Dec-11, 2011, 23-Nov-12, Cuba, Cueva del Indio, Pinar Del Rio Province, Vinales, Vinales Valley, Vinales Valley, Cuba; Cueva del Indio

Vinales Valley, Cuba; Cueva del Indio