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Hato Caves

Address: F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #11 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It is a relatively quick tour and the tour guide was knowledgeable (although we understand it was literally his last day on the job - only there 3 months). It is interesting to a point but not much of an admission charge and tours leave on the hour. Dress in comfortable clothing since the cave is warm and not the... More 

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S.Paulo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was nice to visit a place well maintained with a courteous staff to guide you inside the caves. No high expectations though. The whole cave can be visited in just 30:00 minutes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had an excellent guide through the Hato caves. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You need to be able to climb the 49 steps up to the cave opening. After that the walking is very easy.

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Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Hato Caves is worth a stop and visit. There is no accessible access, so not suited to elderly or young children as many steep stairs must be climbed to access the caves. Our guide was extremely imformative and could speak 5 languages. Very interesting bit on the history of the caves, the slaves escape from the plantation that used... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've been to several caves across the world but these caves were well-maintained and the wildlife inside the caves properly protected from harm such as camera flashes. The caves are interesting and the guide made it fun to spot shapes in the stalagmites and stalactites. It was difficult at some points to take photos because several tour groups are allowed... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nothing spectacular but worth the outing. Caves are interesting enough. There were some iguanas and turtles in a cage outside (I think the guide said they were abandoned pets). There was a little restaurant/snack shack that had good patties.

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Toronto
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my first time touring inside of a cave and it was a very neat experience, certainly better than I expected! The tour guide was very informative and made the tour very enjoyable and interactive. I loved the fact that the cave was beneath the ocean long ago, it made the experience much more interesting to know that a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As others have stated, this is not one of the seven wonders of the world. But it is not a complete waste either, and we enjoyed making a stop on the way (or only slightly out of the way) to explore the western beaches. To find the cave: drive to the airport and then go a mile or so east.... More 

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Lyckeby, Sweden
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are larger caves in the world, and those with fancier lightning. For me who hasn't been in a cave before it was good enough. Guided tour.

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Barrie, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Part of a land excursion while visiting on December 24, 2014 from a cruise. Nice little bit of history, wasn't sure what to expect so it was quite nice. Not a place for elderly or kids. Above ground cave so extremely hot and humid. Quite a few stairs (I believe 52) up on rocky steps and stairs inside the caves.... More 

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