'ARK' Valguero Guide - Cave Locations, Base Spots, Dino List & More

ARK: Survival Evolved has migrated the Valguero mod map to official servers. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to help get you acquainted with the new area. Below, we'll reveal some great cave locations for base building and provide a full list of Dinos you might encounter.

ARK Valguero Cave Locations

If you're looking for the best spots for base building, here are a few hidden cave locations worth checking out.

Westtern Cave (33, 10): As seen below, you'll come to this waterfall. Enter through the middle of the fall or the smaller falls at the base of the structure. Once you get inside there's lots of space, but you'll need to be careful about ensuring those pathways are thoroughly guarded. Not only is the open area great for breeding, but there's also an underwater cave inside this cave, making it perfect for aquatic tames.

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'ARK' Valguero is full of cave locations, and we've listed 10 of them below. This is a cave in the western part of the map. 'ARK: Survival Evolved' is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Red Obelisk Cave (82, 25): This is a smaller cave that may be better suited for solo players or those looking for a quick place to set up shop.

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This cave is near the Red Obelisk. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Western Cave 2 (60, 10): This is another small starter cave that could be easily defended if need be. The surrounding area is full of great resources too.

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This small cave is great for solos who need resources. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Spider Cave (73, 40): If you want a much bigger cave that's also close to lots of resources go here. There are winding paths that go on forever in multiple directions. It should be noted that this is one of the big Artifact Caves you'll need to head towards if you want to conquer Valguero's boss. Be aware that you'll need scuba gear too because there's tons of water here.

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Go to the Spider cave if you're looking for Artifacts. Studio Wildcard/MrDolphin @ YouTube

Temple Cave (44, 84): This is the second Artifact Cave you'll need to make your way through if beating the boss is your goal.

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This Temple Cave features Artifacts as well. Studio Wildcard//MrDolphin @ YouTube

Aberration Zone Cave (38, 57): If you're hunting for Aberration creatures, this is where you'll find them.

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Go here if you're looking for Aberration creatures. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Wyvern Trenches (07, 77): To find a Wyvern, head northeast. This one probably isn't for base building or living, but it's full of eggs and nests for survivors to scavenge.

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Wyverns can be found in this cave. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Ice Cave (15, 27): This is a narrow ice cave with an artifact inside.

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This ice cave has an Artifact too. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Solid Hiding Spot (53, 87): This is a small, narrow cave network that will keep you concealed from enemies or Dinos.

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If you want to stay hidden, check out this small cave. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

Under Castle Cave (37, 90): There's a massive breeding cave in this area with plenty of water.

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There's a great breeding area located under the castle. Studio Wildcard/JayEx23 @ YouTube

ARK Valguero Dino List

Here's the full list of possible Dinos and creatures that can spawn on Valguero.

Valguero Exclusives

  • Chalk Golem
  • Deinonychus
  • Ice Golem

Aberration Creatures

  • Aberrant Anglerfish
  • Aberrant Araneo
  • Aberrant Baryonyx
  • Aberrant Beelzebufo
  • Aberrant Carbonemys
  • Aberrant Carnotaurus
  • Aberrant Dimetrodon
  • Aberrant Dimorphodon
  • Aberrant Diplocaulus
  • Aberrant Diplodocus
  • Aberrant Dire Bear
  • Aberrant Dodo
  • Aberrant Doedicurus
  • Aberrant Electrophorus
  • Aberrant Equus
  • Aberrant Iguanodon
  • Aberrant Lystrosaurus
  • Aberrant Meganeura
  • Aberrant Moschops
  • Aberrant Ovis
  • Aberrant Paraceratherium
  • Aberrant Parasaur
  • Aberrant Pulmonoscorpius
  • Aberrant Raptor
  • Aberrant Salmon
  • Aberrant Sarco
  • Aberrant Spino
  • Aberrant Stegosaurus
  • Aberrant Titanoboa
  • Aberrant Triceratops
  • Aberrant Trilobite

Other Spawns

  • Achatina
  • Allosaurus
  • Alpha Carnotaurus
  • Alpha Fire Wyvern
  • Alpha Karkinos
  • Alpha Leedsichthys
  • Alpha Megalodon
  • Alpha Mosasaur
  • Alpha Raptor
  • Alpha Tusoteuthis
  • Alpha T-Rex
  • Ammonite
  • Anglerfish
  • Ankylosaurus
  • Araneo
  • Archaeopteryx
  • Argentavis
  • Arthropluera
  • Baryonyx
  • Basilosaurus
  • Beelzebufo
  • Brontosaurus
  • Broodmother Lysrix
  • Bulbdog
  • Carbonemys
  • Carnotaurus
  • Castoroides
  • Chalicotherium
  • Cnidaria
  • Coelacanth
  • Compy
  • Daeodon
  • Dilophosaur
  • Dimetrodon
  • Dimorphodon
  • Diplocaulus
  • Diplodocus
  • Dire Polar Bear
  • Direbear
  • Direwolf
  • Dodo
  • Doedicurus
  • Dragon
  • Dung Beetle
  • Dunkleosteus
  • Electrophorus
  • Equus
  • Eurypterid
  • Fire Wyvern
  • Gallimimus
  • Giant Bee
  • Giganotosaurus
  • Gigantopithecus
  • Glowbug
  • Glowtail
  • Hesperornis
  • Hyaenodon
  • Ice Wyvern
  • Iceworm Male
  • Ichthyornis
  • Ichthyosaurus
  • Iguanodon
  • Jerboa
  • Kairuku
  • Kaprosuchus
  • Karkinos
  • Kentrosaurus
  • Lamprey
  • Leech
  • Leedsichthys
  • Liopleurodon
  • Lymantria
  • Lystrosaurus
  • Mammoth
  • Manticore
  • Manta
  • Mantis
  • Megaloceros
  • Megalodon
  • Meganeura
  • Megapithecus
  • Megatherium
  • Mesopithecus
  • Microraptor
  • Mosasaurus
  • Moschops
  • Onyc
  • Otter
  • Oviraptor
  • Ovis
  • Pachy
  • Pachyrhinosaurus
  • Paraceratherium
  • Parasaur
  • Pegomastax
  • Pelagornis
  • Phiomia
  • Piranha
  • Plesiosaur
  • Procoptodon
  • Pteranodon
  • Pulmonoscorpius
  • Purlovia
  • Quetzal
  • Raptor
  • Ravager
  • Rex
  • Roll Rat
  • Sabertooth
  • Sabertooth Salmon
  • Sarco
  • Seeker
  • Spinosaur
  • Stegosaurus
  • Tapejara
  • Tek Parasaur
  • Tek Quetzal
  • Tek Raptor
  • Tek Rex
  • Tek Stegosaurus
  • Terror Bird
  • Therizinosaur
  • Thylacoleo
  • Titanoboa
  • Titanomyrma
  • Triceratops
  • Trilobite
  • Troodon
  • Tusoteuthis
  • Unicorn
  • Woolly Rhino
  • Yutyrannus

That should help you understand the intricacies of Valguero as you explore the map. Look out for more Valguero guides as we approach the map's console release next month.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.

What are your thoughts on Valguero so far? Are there any awesome cave locations we missed? Tell us in the comments section!