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Ambrosio Cave, Varadero
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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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  • I found the guide very interesting and informative and funny, you are shown all the paintings, bats and given the opportunity to take photos 
  • Where is there more? It is accompanied with a large flashlight in a cave and can make yourself on the way to discover besides the bats cave drawings 2000 years ago! Also, the guard knows all about his bats, you can support even after the exit of the cave with a sticker. One of the few highlights of Varadero (the other is the beach).
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  • Most interesting feature of the Hicacos Penisula after the beach and reef snorkeling. Easy to access for anyone. Take the bus for 5 CUC from anywhere along the Hicacos Peninsula. After the cave visit ...  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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