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Hato Caves, Willemstad

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#3 of 11 in Nature in Curacao
Once home to the Amerindian Arawaks 1500 years ago, Hato Caves still contain many of the petroglyphs left behind by their original inhabitants. A comfortable, paved trail leads you deep into the Earth, winding through stalagmites, stalactites, and other bizarre rock formations. You’ll have a guide on hand to relay stories of how man's relationship with the caves has evolved over time, while also explaining the geology behind the caves' formation. With steep paths and steps, entering the caves can present difficulties for people with mobility issues. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Willemstad using our trip planner.
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  • I really enjoy caves and these did not disappoint. Lots of interesting formations and the tour was brief, 40 minutes, but enjoyable. I'd recommend it. They also have a trail you can walk to see some A...  more »
  • Pier fine but for those suffering from claustrophobia is unfortunately not very indicated because the door key as soon as the group entered and exits (vie) emergency there!! We had to wait at the door because we wanted to get out!
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  • Very worth while with a little history of the island and slavery ! Bigger than expected and for the bird lovers there are bats to see but not scary ! Enjoy  more »
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  • The guide (I forgot his name) was great. Knowledgeable and funny. The caves were great. Photography allowed only in two chambers though.
  • Enjoyed the tour of the cave. Well explained, knowledgeable guide, been there, done that, took a lot of pictures when permitted. Above ground caves.
  • Beautiful cave near the airport. Guides are kind and know everything about the place. Great place to visit.
  • Cool caves, great tour, not bad for $8 USD! Recommend taking public transit.
  • Very good guide, inside the cave you enter another world. There are different chambers. One is called the fantasy room. It's a high temperature, a place to visit

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