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Address: F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
Description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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It's quite a trek to get up to the caves. I was exhausted once I got to the top. Inside can be warm. The guide is knowledgeable, but doesn't allow pictures in most places, since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Bruges, Belgium
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Nice guided tour in Dutch. Our 8-year old son could ask a lot of questions and got each time his answer. He really liked this. The bats are cool, doing nothing, just hang there on the ceiling, sometimes flying around a bit. Inside the caves it is realy hot, unlike you would expect from a cave. You get to know... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We hadn't originally planned to go to the caves, but our group wanted to go so we went. I'm glad we did. The 50 stairs to get into the mouth of the cave weren't too bad but for some it could be. The caves were not as claustrophobic as I had read they were going to be. In fact we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's quite a trek to get up to the caves. I was exhausted once I got to the top. Inside can be warm. The guide is knowledgeable, but doesn't allow pictures in most places, since any light can cause algae to grow.There is one cave that pictures can be taken and it's there that there are the most interesting photo... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited the Hato caves as part of a tour of the island. The entrance is up at the top of the hill so you have to climb a steep flight of stairs to reach the entrance, about 50 in all if I recall. However, the guide did not rush the older members of the group up the stairs, and... More 

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Napa, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

2 adults and 9 yr old daughter visited last week. Tour guide Steph was really good -- lots of information, very personable and answered all our ques. They are not large caves so it is a 1-1.5hour visit but interesting inside and learning slave history fascinating.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The cave tour is a nice little side trip which provides a guide and about a 30 minute tour of the caves.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The tour is a must-do. It costs $8 per person and is worth every penny. The history, the views, the batcave, everything is interesting.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I would have liked to hear more historical reference. I would not go out of my way to get here. You have to climb a lot of stairs to get to it.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Hato caves are very pretty and the guides are knowledgeable and funny. Make sure you go on a day when there are no cruise ships or you will find yourself in the caves in a group with 30 others and that is just too crowded

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The start of the tour begins with a steep stair climb to the cave entrance. Then, the path becomes easy. The tour continues into the cave where the air is rather warm , perhaps 90 degrees, and humid. Fans circulate the air making it a bit more comfortable. As you view the structures, the guide discusses both the geology of... More 

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