Friday, March 7, 2014

Camuy River Cave Park in Puerto Rico

Parque de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Puerto Rico

Rio Camuy Cave Park, Puerto Rico

unused, from 2009

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The Camuy River Cave Park is a cave system in Puerto Rico. The caverns are part of a large network of natural limestone caves and underground waterways carved out by the third-largest underground river in the world, the Río Camuy (Camuy River). The cave system was discovered in 1958 but there is archaeological evidence that these caves were explored hundreds of years ago by the Taíno Indians, Puerto Rico's first inhabitants.

Over 10 miles of caverns, 220 caves and 17 entrances to the Camuy cave system have been mapped so far. This, however, is only a fraction of the entire system which many experts believe still holds another 800 caves. Only a small part of the complex is open to the public.

2 comments:

ONeal said...

Nice looking card. I like the colors, border and font.

Brenda Perez said...

:D Thank you