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Address: Vinales, Vinales 22400, Cuba

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Quite steep & slippery in places

A lovely cave, with not too many tourists. The walk up to the cave was a bit of a scramble. Inside the cave was spectacular, but our head torches were not overly bright, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna M
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVED this. The caves are stunning and fascinating and our guide was so passionate, entertaining and spoke multiple languages. The caves were not too tough to navigate, and it was one of my favourite parts of my trip and we were in Cuba for 3 weeks.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely cave, with not too many tourists. The walk up to the cave was a bit of a scramble. Inside the cave was spectacular, but our head torches were not overly bright, which made it a bit scary trying to find your way over the rocks.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This caves are huge and the guided tour was really good. The person that made the guided tour had a great way to talk about the different places inside the caves that we've seen.

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Thank carolmcarol
Vinales, Cuba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is since a place of exelentes conditions for the desarroyo of the Speleology you concidera that is one of the longest Caverns in Latin America, with fantastic views of calcic formations, their stalactites and stalagmites are spectacular.

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Thank Jorge Luis G
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will arrive to the caves and an older gentleman will charge you money to walk in on a guided tour. The tour lasts about 10 minutes and they rush you out so the next group can go. I am sure there are other caves you can go to and actually spend some time in them to enjoy it.

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Basel, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not worth the 10CUCs. The tour guide is demotivated and doesn't tell anything interesting, not even if you ask him.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Don't expect this to be a massive underground tour. The boat trip last only a few moments but it is a great experience. The bar outside was reasonable and a nice spot to relax away from the crowds.

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Gomersal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We took a trip from Havana to Vinales and visited the caves. It was a long bus journey but a great day out. First stop was the painted mural in Vinales, great setting, then a trip through the caves, the boat ride was uneventful but the exit was very picturesque. Followed by a meal on site whic was surprisingly good.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

these are caves for real enthusiast spelunkers - get a guide or two from the camp (you can stay there, the cooks are great, the head guy speaks english perfectly). be prepared to get wet and dirty and the dirt won't wash out but the experience is well worth it

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Thank Trent N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

These caves are the largest in Cuba and the third-largest in Central America. The complex has a nice welcoming garden and check-in. It's very extensive overall, the caves complex being 46km in length though you only get to visit a small part of that. We took a walk through part of it and then a boat trip which brings you... More 

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