Skip to Content

<

Arawak Indian Cave Cache

A cache by CaveMountainBrewers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/23/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:


This cache location will lead you to the mysterious "Iguana Cave" that I've named "Arawak Indian Cave Cache" after the native indians of the Island of Anguilla. It is little known by locals or tourists and unpublished anywhere other than one website called Anguilla-beaches.com.... a blog of sorts thats very helpful and intuitive to getting to know Anguilla.

There are two ways to get here...one a simple park and short walk, and one requiring a nice little hike through the jungle on a fairly well-beaten path. I will include the waypoints for both.

"Waypoint A" is where to park for the hiking version of finding the cache. You will need to follow signs to Crocus Bay, turning left before "Da Vida" restaurant and "Why Knot" clothing and fashions.. You will break off the paved road to find "Masara Resort" and follow the windy road down to Katouche Bay. Don't worry about trespassing...all roads leading to a beach or bay are given right-of-way and egress for anybody wishing to get to the beaches and there is a parking area at the very bottom of the steep hill. From parking area "Waypoint A" you will need to find "Waypoint B"...the trailhead into the jungle which you will take to hike to the cache. Follow the trail to the right and around the old shallow pond. You will come across an ancient sistern...a well for collecting and holding water that is probably 200 years old. There is only one fork in the path. Stay to the right. The path will begin to ascend...you will pass a set of natural rock stairs, and a group of cactus guarding the entrance to the cave.

"Waypoint C" is the coordinates for the place to park for a quick and easy path to the cache. You will need to drive around finding the roads leading you here which isn't hard. Once you find the coordinates for "Waypoint C", park and walk the path towards the ocean and coast which will take you to the cache coordinates.

The cache is not in the cave, it is on the opposite side of the trail where you will cut in near a group of cacti. Be sure to go in the cave while you're here...it's not dangerous and there is ample light once you're inside. There may be bats but they don't bother you. THere is an awesome tree growing inside the cave getting light from a hole in the "roof". Be sure to bring a camera and take pics inside the cave. We captured some bizarre "orbs" in our photos...perhaps ghosts of Arawak Indians?

Waypoint A - parking for the hiking version....Latitude 18 degrees/12.767'N Longitude 63 degrees / 4.501' W

Waypoint B - Trailhead into the jungle - Lat 18 / 12.746' N Longitude 63 / 4.518' W

Waypoint C - Park and quick descent - Latitude 18 / 12.598' N / Longitude 63 / 4.201' W

Small note on cache maintenance: There is a local cache guardian. Name and contact info on file with geocaching.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

phg va gb gur evtug bs gur pnpghf sbezngvbaf, lbh jvyy frr n ynetr erq gerr, gur pnpur vf gb gur evtug bs gur gerr jrqtrq orgjrra ebpxf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.