Fun Fun Cave (Cueva Fun Fun)
Set within the dramatic landscape of the Dominican Republic’s Los Haitises National Park, Fun Fun Cave (Cueva Fun Fun) lives up to its name by offering horseback riding, cave exploring, and rappelling. Here, look out for massive stalagmite and stalactite mounds, encounter the insects and animals that call the caves home, and swim in the cave’s underground rivers.
A popular stop on visits to Los Haitises National Park, getting to Fun Fun Cave is part of the adventure as most tours hike or ride horseback through the beautiful national park to reach the cave entrance. Once there, tour guides ensure your safety and lead you through the labyrinthine caverns to see the site’s relics of West Indian paintings and petroglyphs dating back hundreds of years, offering insight into the Dominican Republic’s original inhabitants.
Things to Know Before You Go
A Fun Fun Cave (Cueva Fun Fun) tour is a must for adventure seekers visiting the Dominican Republic.
You must be physically fit for this rugged, off-the-beaten-path adventure.
Wear sturdy shows and a swimsuit for your visit to Fun Fun Cave.
For the most convenient excursion, look for tours that include all transportation and meals.
Admission to Fun Fun Cave typically sells out early; book a tour in advance to avoid disappointment.
How to Get There
Fun Fun Cave (Cueva Fun Fun) is located in the Dominican Republic’s remote northeast corner and is best accessed as part of a guided tour. It is roughly a 2.5-hour drive inland from Punta Cana.
When to Get There
Visiting Fun Fun Cave (Cueva Fun Fun) from Punta Cana takes a full day, making it unsuitable for short shore excursions. Plan to visit when you have a few days in the Dominican Republic, avoiding the peak tourism seasons of July to August and December to March. It’s best to avoid the Caribbean’s hurricane season too, which runs August through October.
What to Do in Los Haitises National Park
Alongside Fun Fun Cave, Los Haitises National Park is full of other fascinating natural attractions just waiting to be explored. Make a point to stop by the unspoiled beaches and mangrove forests, as well as look out for the many species of birds that call this region home. And don't miss the many cave carvings made by indigenous Taíno people.
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