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Hato Caves

F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #16 of 36 Attractions in Willemstad
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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White Marsh, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you're looking to take a break from the water, then this is OK to visit but, if you've seen a lot of beautiful caves then you might be a little disappointed with this one.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were @Hato Caves a few days ago with the very enthusiastic guide Desy, who explained all the details about the Hato caves, their history, development and their little inhabitants, the bats. Awesome, but be aware, that it is quite stuffy inside the caves (though there are fans trying to improve that) and you might get a little claustrophobic, if... More

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Patchogue, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice tour but very, very hot inside caves due them being above sea-level. Our tour guide was very nice. You have to walk up 49 very steep steps to the caves. They actually have fans inside the caves to help move the hot air around. You can’t take pictures in most of the cave areas because it turns the black... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My 11 yr old son lived the caves. He liked walking through it and seeing the bats. Iguanas walked around outside the caves too

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The cave itself is very beautiful I literally walked with my mouth open trough the cave , the guide was great he made some jokes and was very informational . It was especially great learning about and seeing where the slaves hid. I would definitely recommend it.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cave is above sea level, so very hot inside. Can't take pictures because of preservation. Nice formations. Watch out for bats

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

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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19 helpful votes 19 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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