Aladdin isn’t the only one who found a Cave of Wonders full of marvels and art. Just a few kilometers from La Romana you can find a wonderful cave full of history and amazing formations. It contains one of the best examples of aboriginal Taino rock art in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.
The first articles about the Cave of Wonders were made around 1949 by the professor Francisco Richiez, who made the first mention of this particular cave. This natural wonder has beautiful rock formations and concretions large enough to get an idea of all that can come from within a cave.
However, the main attraction of the Cave of Wonders in the Dominican Republic are the 472 pictographs (paintings on the walls) and 19 petroglyphs (rock engravings) done by the Taino, local indigenous people that are now extinct. The pictures are predominantly black, but standing out in high relief you’ll find representations made with red clay.
As the writer Paul Kandarian accurately said, “this is a Mecca for Taino cave drawings, all well preserved works of ancient art. Dim lighting casts a magic glow over the rocks, and one can imagine the native Tainos’ imaginations running wild as their campfires bathed the walls in dancing, otherworldly shadows. Some clusters of rock here look like skulls, gory calcified gargoyles carved by nature.“
Don’t miss the opportunity of visiting this incredible place full of awe-inspiring nature and history. Plan ahead and contact us to visit the Cave of Wonders!