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Cuevas de Santo Tomas

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Address: Vinales, Vinales, Cuba

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Good climb to the fifth level, good guide

At a little office you get a helm with lamp, after which an assistant walks you in the direction of the cave system. Here you have to climb the rocky stairs up to the cave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This visit entails a steep but short hike up to the entrance of the cave. Once you are there you are welcomed by the cool breeze of inside the cave. It is large and if you have never been in a cave worth the visit. We actually preferred the Cueva del Indio that was a shorter way to get to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

At a little office you get a helm with lamp, after which an assistant walks you in the direction of the cave system. Here you have to climb the rocky stairs up to the cave entrance. The tour was only with a few people (6) but some small bus tours get here. The guide was not telling too much, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Disliked the dangerous path which has to be climbed to reach the cave mouth. Liked the guide who was numerous. Liked the helmets with lights. Good shoes are a MUST. The cave interior is treacherous underfoot

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Prince Albert, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I cycled up to this attraction, and was a little surprised to the cost. 10cuc. once the climb and tour was over I have to say it was worth it. The one thing the business should be ashamed about was the single washroom with no doors, water, seats cleanliness etc.. You would think when they make such great money at... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There's a rather steep climb up a mogote to the cave entrance. It's amazing - well worth a visit. They'll give you a helmet with an LED attached. I recommend taking a hiking stick, and wear good walking shoes (of course, carry some water).

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is nice cave, but just like many others in the world. Entrance fee is quite high. Nevertheless it is worth to visit if you stay for couple of days in Vinales.

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Genk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very nice to see. Worth a visit when you go to Vinales. It's closeby en very easy to reach. Very big. Nice guide

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Santo Tomas Caves are located in Vinales, Cuba. Vinales is a small town, very friendly, where they love tourists.....It is only a 2 and a half hour bus drive from Havana. The bus is very comfi, with AC, and rest room on board. We stayed in Vinales, in a BB, and from there we took a taxi to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Amazing place to visit. My friend and I decided to visit these caves, we did not have a guide, but i think that was perfect since we got to go by ourselves, and discover breathtaking scenes inside this caves. I completely felt like a explorer. at the end of the path there is a river/lagoon inside the cave. a boat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Cuevas de Santo Tómas belong to one of the biggest cave Systems in Central America (more than 40 kms). The two/three top levels of the system are open for public access. More geological details can be found in the Internet by searching Cuevas de Santo Tómas or Cavernas de Santo Tomás. We have been there in January 2015 –... More 

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