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Ambrosio Cave

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Address: Varadero, Cuba

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Small but quaint

A group of 5 went through this cave and we were pleased with the tour given by Rene. This sweet older man was entertaining and funny. Wasn't a big tour, maybe 15-20 minutes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Tour guide was a very nice guy, showed us some drawings and such. He let kids in for free but for 5cuc, its so cheap - its nice to tip. About 30 minutes a tour and he will probably let you explore if you are responsible.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A group of 5 went through this cave and we were pleased with the tour given by Rene. This sweet older man was entertaining and funny. Wasn't a big tour, maybe 15-20 minutes. Cave drawings were neat. Bats all over the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was really nice to go inside and touch the roots of the trees and see a lot of bats :) Nice adventure-

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very cool and interesting cave to just look at or swim in. There are a lot of steps to climb down to get to the pool but it is worth it. Take a camera. Not wheelchair accessible. There is a covered snack bar area at the top of the stairs for those not up to walking.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Interesting little cave tour. The guide I had spoke enough English to make the tour comprehensive, and interesting. Not going to be your highlight, but well worth the 5 CUCs

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The cave is quite large and the guide provides a nice interpretation of the pictographs. If on the hop-on/off tour bus remember to let the driver know you want to be dropped off. 5 CUC entry price.

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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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