We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ambrosio Cave

Address: Varadero, Cuba
Improve this listing
81%
Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Varadero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    80
    78
    34
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Devon
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Take the double decker bus and ask to stop there. Hotel does not advertise this excursion but so worth it! Bring a flash light and for 5 cuc's you get a tour with quite the history. I would have brought a couple good quality flash lights to leave with our tour guide as he was such a nice guy giving... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Espoo, Finland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Possibly a local employee was just lazy and had not yet arrived when I tried to visit the cave. No information about official/unofficial opening hours. (The itself might be interesting...)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Surrey, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very cool to walk through all the bats swooping down and flying around in this cave. The guided tour we had was cool because they explained all of the history and drawings alongside reason for the bats being here. A short visit, but entertaining and worth a short hike from your resort.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We walked from our resort with our 3 kids to the cave. Took us roughly 25 minutes from Memories Resort. The cave charges $5 CUC per person. Many tiny bats resting in the cave hence watch out for the dropping. Not a very bi cave but a good size for our kids. (age 9, 11, 13) We brought our own... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
fife
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Guide was well informed funny and interesting, samall party well cared for. Its a must see place and an easy walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not too big caves, bad little interesting. You can see ancient drawings inside and a lot of bats, sometimes it looks like they can catch you, feel like batman ))).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If there are some light projecting the the wall would make it look more stunning. right now it is kind of dark and make sure you ware aqua shoes if you want to swim in it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just a little walk away from Royal Hicacos hotel. Pay your money - guide takes you in, tells you a bit about the caves & the drawings & then gives you a flashlight & leaves you to look around yourselves. You can see & hear the bats flying about above your head. It was very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Only 5 pesos and only about half hour of your time, but flashlights will make the hundreds of bats fly every which way an it's great fun! Beautiful small cave that is accessible and not too cramped for newbie cavers or people who are claustrophobic.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife was really afraid to go in because of the bats but the person at the counter took the time to speak to her and convinced her to go in. The pictures we took in there are incredible!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ambrosio Cave also viewed

Varadero, Matanzas Province
Varadero, Matanzas Province
 
Varadero, Matanzas Province
Varadero, Matanzas Province
 

Been to Ambrosio Cave? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ambrosio Cave and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ambrosio Cave staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?