Taino petroglyphs in the Espíritu Santo River, near Yuquiyú.
Photo: Javier Córdoba.
Searching for Taino petroglyphs
Just north of the bridge you crossed before arriving at Yuquiyú, you can see petroglyphs on the rocky outcropping in the middle of the river. Known as “La Cara de Indio”, which means “The Indian Face”, these mysterious artifacts were carved into the living granite by the Taino natives during pre-Columbian times.