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Hato Caves

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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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Part of Island History

These are warm, humid caves, unlike other caves we have been in. It was nice to have fans running in parts of the cave. The formations are nice, but it is the history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

These are warm, humid caves, unlike other caves we have been in. It was nice to have fans running in parts of the cave. The formations are nice, but it is the history of the Indians and slaves that used these caves and area that make it an interesting stop. Also the grounds are very nice, with labeled plants, and... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is time well spent. The location is kept simple, but the walk inside the cave and the narration is done with taste and interesting facts. The cave itself is beautiful with many stalagmites. The cave has been used in the old days by indians and thereafter by slaves. After the cave visit you can still walk around on the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Well ! our guide was a young man. Quiet knowledge he gave us during the tour. He was funny and kept care of all languages he was translating

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Littleton, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went on a weekday when the cave first opened for the day. Keep in mind this is a cruise ship activity stop. Even with several buses the facility and staff keep up with tours very well. Well maintained facility and well preserved caves. The tour leaders have great information about the history of the cave along with interesting details about... More 

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winnipeg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beautiful caves, Guides were very knowledgeable, easy to understand. Very historic island history. Lots of info on flora and fauna on island and advised what was safe and what wasn't. Mountain goats up high in rock overhangs.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had never seen a cave before and this one is awesome. The guide is very information and explains everything. The grounds are well maintained. If you go to Curacao, you must go see the Hato Caves.

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Marysville, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A part of our cruise ship tour, we chose this destination. It was part of an island and city tour and interesting in a unique way. These caves were a hideout for runaway slaves. Sooty ceiling attest to the torches they used for light. Fruit bats, important for pollination, flitter about. Our guide shared historic, geologic, and cultural information to... More 

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Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The guide was very good and explained a lot of things to us. Walk round after the inside visit as is is nice.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting tour, saw iguanas and bats, nice history lesson, not too strenuous a walk had a nice like self guided park walk after the cave tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're going all the way to this lovely Island you need to see it's history. These caves were found by Slaves on the run centuries ago! So interesting...but HOT HOT & HUMID! Oh and TONS of steps to get in

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