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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, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We all enjoyed the visit to the cuevas de St Tomas. You really have the feeling you are discovering something that has never been seen before. Jesus was the perfect guide - he showed us exceptional formations, played some organ music and chose the right track for the group I was traveling with (Joker, Belgium). I would recommend a visit!

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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One has to be sportive to do this trip. First we went up a hill to even reach the beginning of the cave and within the cave there were some rather hiking paths than walking. I would recommend to take an extra torch with you because the ones on the helmets are not that bright. Sometimes I felt a little... More 

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Zilina, Slovakia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There are 2 possibilities - short and long tour (8/10CUC). You have to have a headlamp to go in there. There are very nice formations there and some can even make sounds when you knock on it. There is one plant able to grow in a complete dark. It is worth seeing, but our caves in Slovakia are bigger and... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I am not sure, but I think some people confuses this cave with Cueva del Indo (the latter with a boat ride and paved ground to walk on). Cueva Santo Thomas, the level open for "ordinary tourists" like me, have a steep stair climb to its entrance. If I had used a towel when I reached the entrance, it would... More 

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