Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is based on seven fundamental principles used to communicate minimal impact best practices for enjoying nature responsibly. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace were developed to educate and guide recreationists in sustainable, minimal-impact practices that mitigate or avoid recreation-related impacts. These principles are the most robust and widely used minimal impact practices. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in wild and remote areas, the practices have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere, from nature to local parks to your own garden, and in any recreational activity.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace in Cueva Ventana

1. Plan and Prepare in Advance Before visiting Cueva Ventana, learn about tour schedules, safety regulations, and the natural environment. Make sure you wear the right gear and respect the cave's unique ecosystem.

2. Travel and Camp on Sturdy Surfaces Stay on designated paths and areas during your visit to minimize your impact on the natural features and surrounding vegetation of the cave.

3. Dispose of Waste Properly Take all your trash with you and dispose of it properly. Use the designated disposal facilities at Cueva Ventana to keep the area clean for other visitors.

4. Leave What You Find Preserve the cave as you find it. Do not touch geological formations or remove natural or cultural artifacts from the site.

5. Minimize the Impact of Campfires Campfires are not allowed in Cueva Ventana.

6. Respect Wildlife If you encounter wildlife during your visit, observe it from a distance. Do not feed, follow or approach animals.

7. Be Considering Other Visitors Respect the experience of other guests by maintaining a calm demeanor and giving others space to enjoy the views and surroundings.

Commit to Protecting Cueva Ventana By following these principles, you help us preserve the beauty and integrity of Cueva Ventana for future generations. Join us in protecting one of Puerto Rico's most beloved natural places.