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. Before you head to Varadero, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Varadero online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Varadero has to offer, including Ambrosio Cave.
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  • I like to know the location. My husband stayed with the flashlight in bats and it was very interesting to see them moved. I confess that I rolled up to a fear, but they are quiet. Cave, the guide was very receptive and left us free to explore the site. You pay 5 cuc's.
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  • Loved the petroglyphes and the awesome bat show. Worth the $10 cucs. Go visit Saturno Cave for swiming in a cave experience and Bellamar Cave for real caving experience. All 3 caves offer something di...  more »
  • Don't worry the bats won't bother you! But it's interesting to see where they live and the hieroglyphs from many years ago. We were not provided a flashlight, like others have mentioned, so just be su...  more »
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  • Nice cave, you can get to see bats.
  • 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.
  • Highly recommended tour into a cave filled with bats! this was the real deal for bat lovers.
  • 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.
  • nice old caves with lots of bats

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