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Cueva de las Maravillas
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Maravillas Cave and Altos de Chavón Day Trip from Santo Domingo
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in La Romana
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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 knowledgable about the area and made our ride to the cave great. And after the tour, they took us to a small store in La Romana where we could buy local artists work.

The cave was beautiful. But very wet and very very humid. Don't expect a cold cave. Dress accordingly! The walk ways are well paved with hand rails and very well lit. Our guide was very nice and spoke just enough english that we could get the gist of what she was attempting to tell us. But we never understood when it was ok or not to take pictures. So we took pictures through most of the cave until she was shocked and said "no pictures in the cave" clear enough for us to understand. By that point, we were almost done. When taking pictures in the cave (when you are not supposed to!) don't use the flash. It really can damage the walls and makes your pics look way too bright. Go without flash and you will get some fantastic photos!

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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 prices than some of the road souvenir shops!

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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 is sad because the place is beautiful.

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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 through the information but still pleasant. Definitely worth it!

1  Thank Mona P
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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 worth it, espectially as a stopover on a trip to Santo Domingo.

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