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Ambrosio Cave, Varadero

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Historic Site
See a collection of significant pre-Columbian cave drawings at Ambrosio Cave. Located in an ecological preserve, the 300 m (984 ft) deep cave represents an important archaeological site, with 72 rupestrian drawings believed to have been made by members of the Taino culture more than 2,000 years ago. The striking designs of the red and black figures add much to the evocative sense of mystery here. The cave also offers a refuge for hundreds of fruit-eating bats, so keep an eye out for the gentle winged creatures darting around the cave and hanging from the ceiling. For Ambrosio Cave and beyond, use our Varadero vacation route planner to get the most from your Varadero vacation.
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  • Well we arrived there easily on the hop on & hop off bus. Paid our 5 pesos each but were not given a tour! Just a little map to follow. Were not told that we needed a flashlight. It was a good little ...  more »
  • Entry fee 5CUC worth the visit if interested in little history and see some unique rock and cave formation. Carry a torch, water bottle and good walking shoes as the rocks are sharp. Old cave painting...  more »
  • Enjoyed visiting this cave. Easy to get to from hop on hop off bus. From varadero past dolphararium towards resorts. 5 cuc entry fee. Forgot my flashlight but didnt need it, guide had some. Drawing on...  more »
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  • If you are staying anywhere in Varadero, take the time to go underground at Cueva de Ambrosio. Admission fees: bonus guide with a flashlight. Bring a flashlight! Bring the kids! We were nearing the end of our stay and had not yet visited Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, which is the kind of thing that happens when you travel with a group with different interests.Not only was it the last day but a short hour before the park closed (sunset). A complete cave experience for a novice: Vegetation, geology, pictographs, fauna and flora! The caves have high ceilings (over 8 feet). Though the occasional openings you can see the trees and vegetation growing above, but there are the odd plants whimsically growing on the cave floor. As you walk from ''room'' through ''room'', there are bats, stalagmites and stalactites, an interesting selection of pre-columbian (maybe) cave drawings and visible stratification of stone, pebbles and fossilized vegetation formed by ancient dunes.
  • Highly recommended tour into a cave filled with bats! this was the real deal for bat lovers.
  • nice old caves with lots of bats
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  • The company gathered and drove to this cave. Entrance cost approximately 15 CUC per person. In the price included. Getting to the cave on a motorized scooter patrol rented 25 CUC per day
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