Welcome to Travel Cuba Pictures










    Special Pictures

 © Copyright Travel Cuba


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 inth 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.



Cuba Cueva Del Indio


Cuba Vinales


Cuba Vinales


Cuba Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Cuba Caves


 Cuba Caves


Cuba Provinces


 Cuba Provinces


Cuba Cueva de Jose Michel


Cueva de Jose Michel


Cuba Cueva del Indio


Cueva del Indio


Cuba Endangered Trees


Endangered Trees


Cuba Farmer


Cuba Farmer


Cuba Gorges Vinales


Gorges Vinales


Cuba Inside the Caves


Inside the Caves


Cuba Three Mountain Ranges


Three Mountain Ranges


Cuba Tobacco Field


Tobacco Field


Cuba Valley Vinales

Valley Vinales


Cuba Vinales Village

Vinales Village


Cuba Agriculture in Vinales

Agriculture in Vinales







© Copyrights for all pictures on this site, it is and remains the property of www.travel-cuba.org

  © 2006 www.travel-cuba.org