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Hato Caves, Willemstad
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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. A visit to Hato Caves represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Curacao itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • It took us 40 minutes by bus to get from punda to the caves, it was literally in the middle of nowhere. The caves are small, the tour doesn't take more than 35 minutes,but i liked it cuz is not only t...  more »
  • The truth is that I think that is could ignore the view of the caves... It is interesting to see them, but it'd be better on the beach...
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  • The caves here are reasonably extensive with stalagmites and stalagtites. They are well lit and good concrete/platforms provide excellent support for walking there. A little too sanitised for me, it w...  more »
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  • Must visit on the island. Beautiful cave with different rooms, each with their own things to see. Very nice guides to take you around. Tours leave every hour.
  • Great adventure. Our tour guide was very good. The story about slaves living there was very interesting. Please know there isn't a long set of steps you have to go up to get to the start of the tour. Once inside you will be amazed by the side of the rooms. Definitely worth seeing.
  • Located very close to the airport! Well worth it! A quick tour, guided by an energetic tour guide.
  • Interesting to see but for my taste a bit to developed. The paved walkways and fans all the way through take away a little from the authenticity. Guide was very friendly and eager to answer questions
  • Highly interesting cave tour with a congenial tour-guide. Dress lightly because it gets hot and humid down there. You can't take pictures for most of the tour but they do allow it at one grand light filled spot in the cavern.