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Cueva de Ambrosio, Varadero

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Ruin · Historic Site
See a collection of significant pre-Columbian cave drawings at Cueva de Ambrosio. 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 Cueva de Ambrosio.
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  • We went in 2006 as we were staying at the hotel Club Amigo Varadero, close to that place. It was interesting. We had a guide explaining about the cave, its history. We also saw a bunch of bats...  more »
  • 5 CUC to enter - we didn't get a guide but I'm told they do use guides so I would recommend a guide. Filled with all kinds of interesting artifacts and I love the Bats. Put this on your list of...  more »
  • Took the double decker bus here. The guide was wonderful. Was so amazing inside. The bats were fun. Every book and cranny had something different to see. Well worth a visit  more »
  • 5 CUC to get in...on the hop on hop off bus route. Tour Guide has been working there 20 years. Some nice cave formations and lots of tiny fruit bats.
  • Nice place with quite a story from the guide. If you are in Varadero it's worth visiting instead of just lying on the beach whole day...
  • It was neat to see the bats and the cave paintings. The tour guide was interesting. Worth the price of admission!
  • Interesting especially for the light and shadows and for the bats living there. The ancient wall inscriptions and paintings are interesting if you have a guide explaining them (it's included in the entrance fee which is 5 CUC). Closes at 4:30pm. We were a bit rushed by the guide who had to leave.
  • Loved the story behind it, bats and great place for pictures.

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