|A land's view from an area near Cueva del Lirio, you can see in the top left corner the ship Alborada that had ran aground on the reef in from of Pajaros Beach|
|A part of the Asociacion de Estudiantes de Biologia of the Mayaguez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico. You can see Nelly with a ton of hair, Javier alarmingly young, Jorge without big muscles and Isabel with a goat skull.|
|In one of the ledges of the cave we found a small nesting colony of Sooty Terns|
|There were Sooty terns all around the Island but these were nesting in one an opening of the cave that faced toward the sea|
|The inside of the cave is filled with a breathtaking variety of speleothems ranging from cave pearls to massive stalagmites that resemble fantastic animals.|
|A seaward view from Cueva del Lirio|
I visited Cueva del Lirio many times during the 1980's. My only regret is that I didn't take more photos of the inside of the caves. Mona Island caves are laberinthic and this makes them unsettling and disorienting for those that are not accostumed to visit caves. There are many strange and wonderful speleothems inside this cave. Hopefully one day I will be able to go back to take photos of them.