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Hato Caves

F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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Hamilton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Hato caves are about half hour from Willemstad, almost back at the airport. To enter the caves you have to climb a very steep set of stairs with different step heights so watch you step on the way down as you can't see the height differences and they will catch off balance. The inside of the caves are not very... More

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Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We went to the caves with our kids and we really enjoyed ourselves, and learned some very interesting facts in the process. I just wish we could have taken more pictures.

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Odenton, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Hato Caves is worth the admission price but not a whole lot to see. Just don't get your hopes up and you will be ok.

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Geyserville, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very interesting and fun tour. Our guide was great being both fun, charismatic and knowledgeable. It an easy climb up 57 steps to enter the cave. Caves are warm and humid but worth seeing and learning about.

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Up North
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136 reviews 136 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

These are fantastic caves for many reasons; the formations within the caves, the bats, the fact the caves are above ground and are really warm, the sheer darkness in some parts and of course the guide, he was fabulous. We have many caves in England but these were honestly some of the prettiest and most fascinating I have seen. Well... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I thought the caves would be cool but they were actually warm/hot caves so be warned. The history behind the caves is very moving. also note that there are bats in the caves. There was a bit of stairs to get up to the cave but they were manageable. Glad we did it. We parked really close to the gates... More

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Milwaukee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We did the Hato Caves and Ostrich farm tour with Yellow tours. The caves were great well, well worth going. and the Ostrich farm was also fun. I would NOT book this tour with yellow tours however, as we were on the same tour (same bus and all) with people who had book the same tour through a different group... More

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I hike up some narrow stairs to the caves, and one realizes they really are hot. Once they closed the gate to begin the tour, I got claustrophobic, and could not continue, but my husband made it through the caves, and came out soaked with sweat. He enjoyed the trek, but needed a shower afterward.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our guide was very informative and pleasant. The caves themselves were lovely. My first visit to a cave system and I was impressed with the size of the caverns. Very interesting. Would go back the next time I'm on the island. Be prepared for a steep climb, but not too long, to get to the entrance to the caves.

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Kosice, Slovakia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

hi, nice to see, but dont expect anything very special. as all other caves, but of course unique for the island. worth to see and by spending some money help to the area as well

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