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Address: 1.5 Km East of Camino de Las Antillas, Varadero, Cuba
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The gate keeper was very helpful but it is a self directed tour take as long or as short time as you want

It was interesting, the drawings were very primitive. There were 5 different bats residing in the caves.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marlene P
Victoria, Canada
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked here from our hotel "iberostar varadero " only about 15 to 20 minutes we had a brief description about the cave and given a torch to have a look a round by ourselves, it was hard to keep an eye on were your putting you're feet and seeing a head. It was an interesting experience but your only... More 

Thank ronbux
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cave gets few tourists but is worth a visit. The guide at the gate provides the tour and flash light, then lets you continue to enjoy the cave after his tour with the led flash light. There are two kinds of bats and no, they do not fly into your hair.

Thank Trommelen
Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to explore and swim...cool after a hot day on tour..close to resorts and very cheap to drive to...

Thank Barry H
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting, the drawings were very primitive. There were 5 different bats residing in the caves.

Thank Marlene P
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a morbid fear of bats, but after visiting here, I have overcome that. Just don`t go on the extended tour of the guide`s `friend` to take you to the lagoon to see the `talking birds``. Turned out it was a nice walk to a septic lagoon to see ducks. Hahahaha! Best/worse side-trip ever! I do not recommend if... More 

Thank Sooner1990
Keremeos, Canada
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114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a fairly small cave but quite interesting. It is just off the highway and the Hop on - Hop off bus stops in front of the entrance. The cave entrance costs 5 Pesos and the guide is informative and points out all the features, from 2,500 year old paintings to the different bat species which inhabit the cave.... More 

Thank BCbikeGuy
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74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great paintings, worth the terrifying bats that seem to come all too close to visitors because of the low lying ceiling and the small space in the cave itself

Thank chirpyandcheerful
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My wife is scared of bats, but we went in and we both found it very interesting. The bats won't attack or hurt you.

1 Thank Garett T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This was a 10 minute walk from our hotel (Iberostar Varadero) and a fun way to spend half an hour or so. For 5CUC, the guide explained the history of the caves and the conservation work they are doing. It's very dark in there so I was glad of the flashlight provided and got some good photos with the camera... More 

Thank Jenni C
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This short cave tour for 5cuc was lovely. A man showed us around the cave with a flashlight showing us the different bats and cave drawings. He was very knowledgable and funny! We took the double decker bus (5cuc) and stopped in before going downtown. Although it was a short tour it was still nice. The guide made the tour.... More 

Thank Nancy W

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