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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 Augustine, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Overcrowded, underwhelming, and hot. Average caves, crowded and not well designed for touring. Skip this and go to the beach.

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new york
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The caves are a wonder to see but learning about and seeing where escaped slaves hid out in was interesting. The area of the caves that is toured is not that large but there are some impressive sights to see. It is located about a 5 minute drive from the airport. I recommend it.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A unique landmark that's a cheap and easy destination to check out. The guide was friendly and informative, a bit of a hike up to get to them so not the greatest for people with physical disabilities. The caves themselves were beautiful and had a lot of history. It's literally right next to the airport so if you have a... More

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Ear Falls, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very interesting history and captivating views within the cave system. Our guide was phenomenal! Very nice way to spend a morning. Be forewarned that there are quite a few stairs to climb and it can be steep at times. It is also VERY warm inside the caves, so if that's an issue for you take a pass.

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Saint Johns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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