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Address: Carretera la Romana - San Pedro de Macoris, KM 16, Autovia Del Este, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Can't say enough good things about this! Fantastic!

I drove from Santo Domingo to La Romana on Sunday 11-30-13 On the way back I stopped at the Cueva de las Maravillas Fantastic stop. It cost 300(ish I forgot exactly) dop per... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2013
Carl R
St. Petersburg, Florida

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I drove from Santo Domingo to La Romana on Sunday 11-30-13 On the way back I stopped at the Cueva de las Maravillas Fantastic stop. It cost 300(ish I forgot exactly) dop per person for the tour. ($7.50 US?) Someone has poured a TON of money into this cave system. Elevator down to the bottom, a cultural exibit at the... More 

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Georgetown Ma
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

This cave tour is run by an educational foundation and is outstanding. It is an easy well lit walk. The bilingual guide was fantastic and very informative. There is plenty of secure parking. The whole tour was well run and the facilities are excellent. There is a nice snack stand at the end of the tour. A very nice way... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Nice caves for the price. They did a really great job with the stairs and pathways as they are very even and easy to use. Just hold onto the handrails as the floor is usually wet. Tons of fossils of sea life in the walls of the "cave" they use for music. Lots of stactites and stalagmites in the main... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

A wonderful and very cheap place! We were just us, me and my husband. They gave us the guidance who spent two hours with us telling about the cave and all this for only $ 10 for a person. They also keep 200 iguanas (I never thought that they are so big and beautiful). The only one problem is that... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We loved the cave! We booked our tour through Tropic Tours which picked us up from our villa at Casa de Campo. Because we have 5 in our group, we got a private tour through the cave which was great. If you book with Tropic Tours, which I highly suggest, ask for Edward as your guide. Spoke perfect english, very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was very interesting ! If you've never been in an underground cave before then this is something you need to try, The caves themselves are quite large with ancient cave drawings(looked like graffiti to me :) ) and bats flying everywhere (fun to here some of the girls scream). They have a small gift shop which actually has BETTER... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The place if beautiful and definitely worth visiting once. The guided tour is very bad: in a group including Americans, Italians, French, Mexicans, and some other Europeans the guide only spoke and explained things in Spanish. You could hear members of the group having to translate back to their group members. Photography (flash or no flash) is prohibited, and this... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

The cave itself is lovely and all of the facilities surrounding it are well maintained. The roads coming to the cave from either direction are good. There is a small giftshop where you buy your ticket and the tour starts at a small museum (just one room but modern and well done). The guides was okay, she sort of flew... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We got there from Dreams La Romana in a Rental Car, two German adult couples in their forties - and we really loved the place. It's very calm. The caves are quite large with beautiful stalactites and mites, and they are artfully illuminated. You'll get your personal guide thru the caves and ours did a great job. Go there, it's... More 

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you are anywhere near the caves you really should see them, one of the nicest Dominican attractions. Yes you might find fault with a guide or some inconvenience but the whole thing is done first rate. Sort of a small Altamira Spain, but you get to see the real thing in petro-glyphs and rock formations. Google it and see... More 

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