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Hato Caves

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Address: F. D. Rooseveltweg | Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 868 0379
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Interesting specially for Kids

We visited the Hato Caves and our Kids Love it, the Guide conduct the Tour in 2 different languages (Spanish & English), he was very professional and knows every detail of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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I have been in many caves throughout the United States, and while these were very cool, they were warm and a bit underwhelming. There are bats, and a internal pond. You can only take pictures in one part of the cave, due to preservation concerns. There are a lot of stairs and disabled. people have no access. The bathrooms at... More 

Thank thespottedtraveler
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Hato Caves and our Kids Love it, the Guide conduct the Tour in 2 different languages (Spanish & English), he was very professional and knows every detail of the caves, we really enjoyed this visit.

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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided walking tours through the limestone caves leave on the hour pointing out waterfalls, pools and imaginative stone formations such as a pirate, a turtle and Virgin Mary statue, all illuminated for effect. The caves were formed below sea level millions of years ago and, after water levels fell and Curacao was formed, native Arawak people lived in the caves.... More 

Thank xygb7dklt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

49 steps up to the cave that are quite steep. Entrance is locked. No photography inside (commercial reasons cited). The cave is hot and humid but has fans in it. The guide will explain about the formations and history of the cave as well as show the fruit bats that are hanging in the ceiling. Cave is beautifully lit and... More 

Thank Magnus S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travellers can visit Hato Caves independently or as part of a group, it is a half hour drive from Willemstad, close to the International Airport (You can look out over the airport and the coastline from the elevated entry to the Hato Caves on the hillside above). The guides were excellent, well informed, well read, local, keen to share information,... More 

Thank Judith G
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are not the most elaborate we've seen but they are very nice. The best part of our tour was our guide Rudsel. He made the tour very amusing with his storytelling and his humor. The grounds are great, take the time to go to see the Indian drawings.

Thank preclod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour was interesting, great review of some of the island's history. The cave you see is only 4% of the entire cave system according to our guide. It was neat but we had seen caves before. This cave is interesting because it is made of coral and it was warm in the cave instead of cool.

Thank morr8444
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting experience as it is a walk in Cave.There are fans at different areas in the Cave to reduce the heated atmosphere and lighting. There are bats and little insects which are not harmful. The guide is quite knowledgeable. The drawback is the number of steps that have to be climbed to get into the Caves and photo opportunities are... More 

Thank Karrie16
Newaygo County, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was different in that most caves in north America are cold, this cave was warm. The tour guide was very helpful and gave the history of the area. There are steps to climb to get to the entrance (FYI)

Thank susiQ6
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I definitely recommend this as a must see site while visiting Curaçao. The guide was great and so informative!

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