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Cuevas de Santo Tomas

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Address: Vinales, Vinales 22400, Cuba

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wonderful caves

Take a taxi with other tourists and go to these caves located half an hour west of Vinales. Not suitable for people with disabilities. Equipped with head lamps you will take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Georges R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a taxi with other tourists and go to these caves located half an hour west of Vinales. Not suitable for people with disabilities. Equipped with head lamps you will take a long walk through huge caves full of stalactits and salagmits that were formed centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an experience. One of the largest cave systems in Latam. You need to be reasonably fit as it's quite a long climb to the caves and can be slippery inside the caves. Once you reach the mouth of the cave you get an amazing view. Inside the caves the stalactites and stalagmites are amazing. The guides are very helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk up to the entrance is steep and there are no safety equipment, lighting, etc. in the caves so not for the faint hearted but the three other families and couple who visited the caves at the same time as us (all ages and physical abilities) wondered at the play of light falling in the centre of the mountain... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cave shouldn't be confused with the cave of indians (a very short very easy stroll through a cave with a short boat ride). The Cave of St Thomas is a whole other beast. I have very mixed feelings about my time there and are perplexed by the varying reviews and experiences. We walked through the farmlands of our guide... More 

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Lier, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The cuevas de Santo Tomas are the biggest cave system in Cuba and the second biggest in Latin America. The climb to the entrance is quite steep, but worth the trouble. Make sure to wear suitable clothes for climbing and profiled shoes that have a good grip. Also only visit the caves with an official guide (there are fake guides... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We took a tour with Jesus and he was knowledgeable and made it fun. Between his English and our Spanish we had no problem communicating. Certainly something different, afterall how often do we get to go so far into a cave? Our taxi driver from our casa to the caves and back was entertaining in his 1956 Chevy (maybe 1952)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We fitted Santo Tomas into our itinerary in between a hiking and a horse riding tours. It wasn't a destination that we look forward to but we did it to fill in our blank schedule also because it's recommended as one of the top things to do in Vinales. In the cave that was really nothing special; one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The private cave tour is interesting and moderately easy. Our guide Jesús was knowledgeable. We certainly recommend doing it.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a good family event during the day. The kids are relaxed in the cave and they get to go on a cave ride. Plus, they can learn a little bit about sugar cane.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

a very short walk and quick boat ride, but interesting and a nice break to get out of town. worth the trolley ride loop

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