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Address: Varadero, Cuba

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Hop off the bus here

Here are three reasons to hop off the bus at the Ambrosio cave. It is and interesting and complex cave system, well lit in parts by shafts of light from its many access points. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Here are three reasons to hop off the bus at the Ambrosio cave. It is and interesting and complex cave system, well lit in parts by shafts of light from its many access points. It is truly a bat-cave; this can be alarming for some, though they are of course harmless. More importantly, it contains cave drawings, some as much... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Varadero twice before and only found this place on our most recent trip, our third. If you are staying in the area of the Paradisus or the Iberostar or the Royalton in the Varadero peninsula you are literally a 10 minute walk from this cool natural sight. We asked about 5 people at the resort (we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

imagine a cave filled with bats! the tour guide was amazing and spoke a lot of languages. the entrance is only 5 cuc and you can go with a hop on hop off. the bats are fruit eating bats so there is nothing to worry about. we had bats fly above us, it was thrilling.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The cave complex was bigger than I imagined. There are lots of bats and a few giant cockroaches. The highlight for me was the 15 or 20 petrographs found on the cave walls. Some were done by African slaves who worked the local salt mines and some were done much earlier by aboriginals. The guide is quite knowledgeable and is... More 

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Well worth a visit from the hop on hop off bus. Strange old caves with even stranger "graffiti". For only 5 pesos a good morning out, and don't miss the ecological park walk too.

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maldon essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Five species of bats can be seen either hanging from the roof of the shallow cave or flying above your heads. Very interesting to anyone interested in Cuban history or natural wildlife The guide is very helpful, showing you the cave paintings from long ago. Then he leaves you with a flashlight to explore at will.

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Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A much more extensive cave than you think, with tiny clusters of bats and ancient cave art. The guide, make sure you tip him, is so nice, kind and informative.m

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Make sure you have a good camera, loved everything about the Cave. The Cave is so unique in structure, you are provided a large flashlight, the bats will not come near you. I have yet to do my research to identify the bats.

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lots and lots of bats! But a cool place to see - my son loved it! Nice little place you can go on your own - take a cab or even drive a scooter there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

% cuc's will get you into this cave. No lights inside so your are given a large flashlight. There are plenty of openings in the sealing to let it light so you are never completely in the dark. Lots of bats and a few paintings. Interesting to visit.

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