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Hato Caves

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Address: F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.

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Small but interesting cave

Drove to the caves, got our tickets and had to wait an hour for the tour to start. Can't explore on your own. The tour guide was good and explained a lot. Disapointed we could... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marco S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove to the caves, got our tickets and had to wait an hour for the tour to start. Can't explore on your own. The tour guide was good and explained a lot. Disapointed we could only take pictures in cone area. I have visited a lot of caves lately and this one was average but worth seeing.

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Thank Marco S
Oranjestad, Aruba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to be interested for Caves to go here, I was not really impressed, there is a small climb on stairs to enter. Its a 2030 min visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is not long but reasonably priced $8 US as of Jan 2017. Guide was fun and did everything in English and Dutch. A few bats and basic stalagmite/stalactites cave stuff. Will feel small if you have done bigger cave tours (Howe/Mammoth/Wind etc. )but is a fun hour or so depending on the size of the group and if... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only guided visits, but the guide will squeeze every little detail and make it a 50 minutes tour. Won't go back, but I recommend for a rainy day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was super interesting and our tour guide was SO fun! Beware though, lots of stairs at first and you do walk through a bat cave.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Takes about an hour to tour. Interesting, we did it with a whole package of caves, rum factory and downtown area.

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Iroquois, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hato Caves are an outstanding example of a limestone formation.These caves at over 200,000 years old, are apparently the biggest and most prominent caves on the island. Our tour guide was excellent and indeed we did see the long-nose bats on the day we visited. I will however mention that there are many rough steps often covered with a... More 

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Thank Brenda K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never been to warm caves before and this was a cool one. The tour guide did a great job of letting us explore and soak in the moment as well as telling us stories and giving us history. There is one place where you can take pictures (where natural light comes in) otherwise you are not allowed to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an okay spot to visit, doesn't take a lot of time and it is kind of interesting. We stopped as we had rented a car to drive around the island. It's a nominal fee to get in and the caves are pretty cool. It 's short tour, 20 minutes maybe, but you see some different rooms, a cave... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave tour is a nice hour or so diversion from other activities although it turned to be much shorter than anticipated especially when the time it took for the solo tour guide to repeat whatever information she needed to convey in three languages. Thankfully, once you have ascended the 49 steps up to the cavern entry, the trek through... More 

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