Cuevas de Santo Tomas, Vinales

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#2 of 7 in Nature in Pinar del Rio Province
Enjoy an atypically comfortable stroll and cruise on the small river flowing through the dark caverns of Cuevas de Santo Tomas. Cave exploration is often perceived as a strenuous experience, but that's not the case here. After taking a short walk through the cave and observing the stalactite and stalagmite formations, you can hitch a relaxing ride on a boat to a landing outside. Due to the lack of light, narrow spaces and uneven terrain, the experience might not be suitable for elderly people or children. Work out when and for how long to visit Cuevas de Santo Tomas and other Vinales attractions using our handy Vinales travel route planning site .
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  • We must not be very fit but the path of ascent to the cave entrance holds its own. In our group, they went up a couple of about 65-70 years and suffered greatly. That Yes, the cave is amazing. Worth the initial suffering
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  • Big cave offering a 1.5 to 2 hour tour with helmets and local guides. Nicely done and in a beautiful location  more »
  • When our horse ride, we made a stop to visit the cueva. The visit is not great but it's worth it, our guide being more friendly and explaining well inside the cave
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  • This is known to be the largest cave network in Cuba and it is pretty big. The guided tour is worth a visit. There is a nominal fee for entrance and they provide you with helmets and torch lights. It is a fairly easy tour and the hike does not involve portions that are too steep. As long you are wearing a good pair of sports or climbing shoes, you will be fine. I did it in beach chappals and still managed to get away with it :) There are far better caves else where (recommend Mexico and Budapest if you really like caving), but this is still worth a visit if you are in Vinales. Just make sure you bargain for the taxi to get here so it does not end up being too expensive.
  • The largest cave system in Cuba, second largest in Latin America.. well worth a visit!
  • It was very large, but nothing spectacular. I will say that I did enjoy it though.
  • A place to not miss. Very beautiful.
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  • Something short of course, but interesting. The expectation is perhaps greater.
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