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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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$64*
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Ostrich Farm and HATO Caves Combo Adventure
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A piece of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

our family of 4 arrived at the caves without any reservations and we were able to go on a tour right away. the tour was very interesting and we learned a ton of cool stuff about the history of curaçao. our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of information to share with us, not just about the... More 

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice way to get a little bit more familiar with the history of Curacao. You'll go in the caves and a tour gide will offer you information on how the people used to hide in these huge caves back in the time that the island was owned by different countries in history. You'll see a lot of bats flying... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide was awesome. I think she spoke Norwegian, Papimiento (local language) and then English to us. Cool history of the slaves using these caves (in which you go up the stairs to get to) to escape the plantation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of an organized tour. There are about 30 natural steep and uneven steps up to access the caves. Once inside, the caves are humid and hot. There are fans inside, but it is still very warm. The caves are beautiful though, and our tour guide was extremely thorough and spoke four languages (as is common in... More 

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Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I visited these caves as a part of a combination tour to the Ostrich Farm. The tour was short with the guide giving instructions and briefings in various languages as needed. The interior is quite big and beautiful. Our guide showed us a variety of formations that resemble everyday real-life things like a frog. Inside, we saw bats and got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Informative and educational. $6US entrance fee. Good outing in any weather. This is not an activity for someone with a limited mobility. The tour starts with a 49step staircase climb up.

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