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Hato Caves

F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #16 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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Saint Johns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this very much. Guide was great. We really got personal tour as out of our entire group she had to address the group in Danish them us only in English ! Climb was not hard. Hot in caves but bearable. Bats are cool. Worth it.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Very nice and insightful visit indeed. The guide had facts and historical data on the cave but also spiced up the story with some humor. The cave had fans in it so it wasn't too hot in there after all. Definitely worth a visit if you want to learn about Curacao history as well as see the caves.

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washington, dc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The caves are a wonder to see but learning about and seeing where escaped slaves hid out in was moving. There is still soot from their fires in the caves. You have to take one of the “on-the-hour” tours, which last just under an hour. The area of the caves that is toured is not that large but there are... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cave is actually very interesting and has interesting rooms with stalactites, small bats. The problem - you can take pictures only in few rooms and in our case explanations were given in 3 different languages - and it was slow.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was actually surprised that this place existed on the island. The tour guides were not only informational but very entertaining as well.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited the caves with 6 friends- our guide had an excellent knowledge but was funny as well. We had great fun whilst learning about history of the island. the cave is beautiful. something different after a week on a beach

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the Caves on our last day in Curacao after checking out of our hotel and before our flight. (The caves are right across the street from the airport.). I'm so glad we took the time to go, because these above ground caves are very unique! The short walking trail and guided tour are well worth your time!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My daughter and I really enjoyed our tour of Hato Caves. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the caves are a sight not to be missed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One step at a time, 47 steps, slowly to the entry to the Hato Caves we went. Yes it's hot and yes you will perspire, BUT, you will see sights inside the caves that make you believe that you were instantly teleported to some strange alien planet. The interior of the caves is one of the most amazing things you... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A little hot but they have done a great job with fans and a nice pathway in the caves. The Virgin Mary formation is amazing, but make sure you have a long lens to get a decent image.

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