Cueva Las Marvillas

Unique rock formations and ancient cave drawings make this underground lair a can't miss attraction. Cueva Las Marvillas is both a natural and historical site.

Visitors can descend into the cave on foot or via elevator to view the lovely rock formations created hundreds of thousands of years ago by mother nature. Then, in the back of the cavern you will notice an ancient mural detailing the Taino death ritual -- specifically in this case, the tale of Yayael's sacrifice by his father, the god Yaya.

Location

Cueva Las Marvillas can be found 3.4 miles southeast of Jagual, a village in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it is eight miles (13 kilometers) to the west of La Romana.

Nearby Restaurants

If the time you spend exploring this cave gets your stomach stomach growling, there's no need to fret -- you can find a great concentration of food offerings in the general vicinity. Burger King La Romana, which has a menu full of American fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the cave. Burger King La Romana is only about eight miles away from Cueva Las Marvillas, so check it out and try something off the menu. Crema K and La Casita are a couple other dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At La Casita you and your party will be able to eat some Spanish fare and experience the culture of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Isla Catalina National Park, which is nine and a half miles away the vicinity of La Romana. Also, you might consider making the trip to Parque Duarte Romana, which is another attraction nearby.

A cave is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Cueva Las Marvillas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Isla Catalina National Park -- 9.3 mi. (8.5 km) SE 5.3 mi. South of La Romana
Parque Duarte Romana -- 10.0 mi. (3.3 km) E 2.1 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana
Museo Regional de Antropologia Museum 11.8 mi. (0.4 km) W San Pedro De Macoris
Faro Punta Pescadero Other Attraction 12.0 mi. (3.2 km) W 2.0 mi. South of San Pedro De Macoris

More Information

Hours

Cueva Las Marvillas is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost

Entry into Cueva Las Marvillas is RD$200 for adults and RD$50 for children between the ages of three and 12.

Location: La Romana, Hispaniola

Phone

(809) 390-8180

(809) 696-1797

Website

http://www.explorelaromana.com/en/explore/cueva-de-las-maravillas

 

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