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Ambrosio Cave

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Address: 1.5 Km East Of Camino de Las Antillas, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Stopped by as we had seen it from the tourist bus. Glad we did. Probably too expensive at 5cuc a person but hey it was something to do. Interesting cave and Rene gives you a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Whitby, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok tour a bit boring. Was included in package, would not pay to go here. City tour was mainly a drive by with a 30 min stop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought I would get so close to live bats! Well worth the 5 pesos! Only 1 kilometer from Starfish Varadero so we walked there. They gave us a flashlight and pointed out some of the many cave paintings then just let us explore at our own pace.

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by as we had seen it from the tourist bus. Glad we did. Probably too expensive at 5cuc a person but hey it was something to do. Interesting cave and Rene gives you a great tour explaining all about the cave. There are fruit bats in the cave so if you have an issue with them then maybe take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These caves are some way away from the main hotels on the Varadero peninsula - the Royalton Hicacos is the closest hotel. There's a small hut denoting the entrance to the cave. An old man takes your money (5 CUC), gives you a torch and points you inside. Inside there are some incredible cave paintings thought to be thousands of... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very far from the ecological park. 5 CUC's each entrance fee, a very knowledgeable guide to take you the entrance and describe the cave drawing, then it's off you go with torch in hand. We had the cave(s) to ourselves for most of our visit. Great formations created in the Limestone over millions? of years, then the Spooky bats,... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting 20 min tour. It was worth the visit and was good to complete walking through the ecological reserve.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short stay venue but one worth seeing is the Ambrosio Cave. Here you can see original Aborigine cave paintings. The experts have likened these to the drawings found in Mexico from the Mayan culture. But the thing I really enjoyed were the bats. There are two types of bats living in these caves and the guide will highlight... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is right on the road from the tourist hop on/off bus. It's well worth the entrance fee- you get to see bats, spectacular limestone cave formations and vegetation growing through the holes in a really picturesque fashion. Most haunting, however, are the pre- and during- conquest cave paintings by the aboriginal inhabitants. They are rather poignant. The guide... More 

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Otley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly informal for such a site of such antiquity. I can't imagine anywhere in Europe that you would allowed unfettered access to historic cave paintings. Not large caves, but very interesting to visit for both the paintings and the bats, plus the Indiana Jones feel of the environment. There are a few cockroaches to be seen as well, adding to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small cave that is worth the hop off hop on fare if you are doing something else that day. It is not a big cave and the pictographs have been retouched in my opinion. Worth the 5 cuc if you are not a big outdoorsy kind of person as the cave is not that large. My girlfriend... More 

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