Ambrosio Cave, Varadero

4.4
#11 of 65 in Things to do in Varadero
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.
Create an itinerary including Ambrosio Cave
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
547 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • July 27, 2017
    This is a very small cave but worth a visit. It will take less than 20 minutes to go through. The lady at the cash desk was very friendly and was able to provide all information.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    A short walk from our hotel, it was a pleasant surprise, About 5 Kuk's entry fee but the guide at the cave was excellent and caves were bigger than we expected although saying that not huge.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Caves always attract their weirdness, Ambrosio is no exception. It is interesting to wander through its back streets and look for adventure on their points)))
    View original
Google
  • April 12, 2017
    Nice cave, you can get to see bats.
  • December 20, 2016
    5CUC/pax for 45' walk. Not bad but it's too short. You may want to go to Saturno Cave instead. It's great there. You can even swim inside.
  • April 9, 2016
    Highly recommended tour into a cave filled with bats! this was the real deal for bat lovers.
  • June 15, 2015
    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.
  • March 27, 2016
    nice old caves with lots of bats

Plan your trip to Varadero

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Varadero

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Varadero by other users

9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Varadero, Cayo Coco & Havana BY A USER FROM CYPRUS March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM GEORGIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM LEBANON January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM NORWAY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ESTONIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans