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Hato Caves

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Address: F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 59998680379
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Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.

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Ostrich Farm and HATO Caves Combo Adventure
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Warm caves!

I thought all caves were cool in temperature, but not these caves. They were warm. You climb 50 steps to the entrance. It is an easy walk once you are inside the cave and our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
KathyLFO1982
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Ringgold, Georgia
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Ringgold, Georgia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought all caves were cool in temperature, but not these caves. They were warm. You climb 50 steps to the entrance. It is an easy walk once you are inside the cave and our guide was very informative and funny. Great experience for adults and older children. I would not recommend for kids under 8. The fruit bats were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you miss it, it is no big deal but if you have time I would recommend it. Lots of climbing though

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hato Caves were amazing. It is hard to imagine miles and miles of caves in a mountain! The caves were formed when the mountain rested on the bottom of the sea. I can't imagine how runaway slaves were able to survive in the darkness of the caves.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on tour of island. Nice caves to see, not easy steps to climb up before entering caves, for elderly or unfit. Cave chambers very hot, humid, so can make you a bit out of breath. They have fans rigged up inside to try to cool you down. Not much else on site to see.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry fee Naf 14,- (locals pay 10 only) if you haven't been at any of the big EU caves in Italy or France this cave might be nice to visit. Also if you have time during a long stay at Curacao and need a change from laying on the beach it's ok to add this to your agenda. The part... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close to the airport, well worth a visit. The caves are worth the view, but note you can't take photos..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a short but very informative tour. It's best to do it in the morning because it's really hot in the caves. At one point they turn of the lights and fans so that you can better imagine how it was so many years ago. If you are claustrophobic or you have a heart condition it's best not do this... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cave experience. We have been to many and this one ranks u with the best. Our guide, Steph was great and was able to speak in “kid terms’ Dutch and English. If you have the time, check it out

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We've been to many caves on different continents, this one is pretty small. Walkways inside are very good. Getting to the entrance requires climbing stairs, which are uneven. In the section (all caves have these) where you can see "pirates", "sleeping giant" in the rock formation there was also the "maria statue".. looking at that one I have my doubts... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Hato Caves are located very near the Hato airport. Exit the airport and make a LEFT. The caves will be on the right hand side (I would say perhaps a mile down the road). There is parking available (free) and a person who watches over the cars (but don't leave valuables inside). There is a small bar area for soft... More 

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