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Cuevas de Santo Tomas

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Address: Vinales, Vinales, Cuba

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Beautiful cave and setting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AlexanderQ
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Berkeley, California
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San Mateo, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Yamba
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Blenheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the effort with splendid caves and a comfortable boat ride that helps the enjoyment. Not sure that it will be there when you go, but a ride on Thomas when you finish with the caves is something to remember.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The true gem of this cave and others is experiencing it in Cuba, There are no hand rails, barriers or lit caves here. Wear shoes that are comfortable and won't slip. They give you a helmet with a light, but i found it too dim to see very far and had another light with me. It feels a lot more... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Stunning caves, you can only go there with a guide, the provide helmets with some lights, but take additional flash lights with you. A steep climb up about 150m to enter the caves. The caves are massive and you will only see about 10%. Take good shoes and take a spare t-shirt as you will get sweaty..

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Be ready to climb with appropriate shoes. Very beautiful experience. we really had fun climbing and seeing the great panoramic views.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

No lights in this cave except the one on your helmet. See swallows, bats, eyeless insects, stalactites and stalagmites, weird calcareous formations, plants trying to grow in complete darkness from the seeds in the dropping of fruit bats. All this along more than a mile of subterranean walking. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and knew how to play a stalactite... More 

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