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Cuevas de Santo Tomas

Address: Vinales, Vinales, Cuba
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Vinales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Manhattan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This was a fun morning out with our two teenagers. Starting at the office in the center of a tiny village (office opened at 9.30am at the corner of a big building; very rudimentary bathrooms for emergencies only just up the hill, take paper) in lovely countryside about 15-20 minutes' drive from Vinales, we were equipped with helmets and our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We enjoy visiting caves and this one was pretty impressive. About 1hr visit.Guide tried to hard to be the entertainer and offered no real information about the cave or the area. Warning we have travelled quite extensively and the loos here are the worst I've ever seen. My daughter had to go but we were both practically wretching it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Pleasant stroll through huge caves with interesting rock formations & a short boat ride through the cave to the other side.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

"3rd largest cave in southern america", but you only get to see +-2 kilometers of it. It's interesting, because you only go there with headlight, and it's warm inside, and the guide will play on the stalactites. The nature and village are nice. But there's no way you can compare this to e.g. european caves. On the other hand, compared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Prior to visiting this cave system I was filled with excitement as it is described as one of the most complex cave systems of Latin America in guide books such as the Rough Guide.Having visited quite a few extraordinary caves in Italy (Grotte di Castellana in Puglia;now that one is STUNNING) and Hungary have to say this one was a... More 

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Wokingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You climb 120 feet up to the entrance (not difficult) and visit two levels of the cave partly via a steep ladder. If you are okay with heights then this will give you the best experience of cuban caves. The others are tame by comparison. You are provided with helmets with a headlight, which proved to be a good thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great cave to visit with your bicycle. Nice hills to pump up to. Well worth a visit. Nothing negative. Wear good shoes and a sweater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The best caves in vinales, probably in Cuba. If you stay in Vinales it worths the visit. We also loved the access path to the cave... :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice trip in the cave but not too much to see and they cannot value this nice naturalistic value. In some parts it was also a bit dangerous due to its slipperiness (it rained the day before).

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Castricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Be warned, this cave is not for young children! And bring good shoes with you. A really adventurous cave with only at a few places stairs, no fences to protect. You get a helm with light with you, it is nice. We think it's the best place to visit in the valley.

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