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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  • Brilliant cave - your allowed to explore the caves by yourselves with flashlights supplied , where you`ll see 3 types of different bats and a chance to help with their conservation  more »
  • While vacationing in Varadero, in the park go necessarily. Though some variety)) way to the caves through the jungle around many older cactuses, running around to accommodate every request. In the caves of funny mouse) only remember to bring water! And comfortable shoes! West way in acute shell rock.
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  • Not far from beaches, cocktails and the Varadero tourist circus is a small gem to visit - but unfortunately very easy to ignore. The entry doesn't really mine; a small sign along the highway of Varadero - and therefore make a u-turn if you come from the Interior of the country. Admission is 5 CUC - what may seem expensive given the length of the visit - but at this price guide accompanies you and he speaks very good french. Caves make a little less than 200 meters in length, but the field is quite hunchback, so don't go in sandals. You are given a flashlight at the entrance to illuminate the drawings that the guide tells you. Then you can have fun to find other yourself - and you also tell families of bats! The caves are composed of sand and coal as raw material. There are 5 galleries that are connected by roads, where 47 drawings dating from there are approximately 2,000 years, there are concentric circles - solar symbol of fertility or the Earth - but also of the drawings of men and animals. It is really impressive and moving, and the presence of bats makes the visit a bit surreal. Caves also served as a refuge for runaway slaves - can't imagine how they had to live in there! Really a visit to out of the ordinary!
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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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