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Bellamar Caves

Matanzas, Cuba
+53 5 2634648
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Challenge for me but worth it!

This is a Cuban treasure. Very interesting museum and artifacts around the main building housing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver Canada

The caves are magical like your in another world the farther down the colder it gets, the water... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Andrew E
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Matanzas, Cuba
+53 5 2634648
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a Cuban treasure. Very interesting museum and artifacts around the main building housing the entrance to the cave. Worth all the physical challenge of the stairs and slippery surfaces. We had a great guide and I had a very kind young Cuban man...More

Thank Greenlakewest
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The caves are magical like your in another world the farther down the colder it gets, the water runs off the rocks and it all looks like crytals.

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I didn't know about the caves until I took a tour to them. Limestone with the usual flowstone, clear pools, stalactites and such. Easy entrance and a cool refuge on hot days.

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The tour started with a 10 minute 3D video of less accessible parts of the cave which are stunning. Our guide very kindly took the trouble to seek us out to personally translate his commentary into English for us when the majority of the group...More

1  Thank Bernadette B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The cave was originally discovered, like most, by accident, when a worker lost a valuable tool in a small hole in the ground and then discovered a huge cavern when they opened the hole a bit. Also typical, original visitors were allowed to break off...More

1  Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very nice cave with lot of crystals. It takes about 45 minutes to go around. Make sure you wear a shoe to go down as it is a bit muddy and slippery in parts.

1  Thank Woody992
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I quite enjoyed touring the Bellamar Caves. A series of stairs lead into the massive caves. Inside the caves are beautiful crystals, stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. The tour of the caves lasts approximately 45 minutes.

2  Thank Roch65
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Only 5 cuc. We did not pay extra to use her cell phones to take pictures. We're pretty thrifty so we figured we could find pictures on Google. The walk inside the cave is quite long which is nice because cave tours to me always...More

Thank howwitzer
Reviewed 25 June 2017

There is a long series of steep steps to enter the caves so wear good shoes. We have visited many cave systems around the world and were disappointed by the damage that has been and continues to be done by visitors to this cave.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 19 June 2017

These caves are a must see - there's an hour long guided tour! Alfredo explained everything in English and even took photos for us! The descent is 50m via stairs. Make sure to wear decent shoes as it can be a bit slippy in points.

Thank Mark7062
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9 October 2017|
Response from JohnInItaly | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember paying more than $5 for any attraction in Cuba. However, this attraction is away from all of the others, so see if your travel route allows for a stop here.
4 October 2017|
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1 February 2017|
Response from slaustin2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the exact times here, but I think something like at least 10-4 would be a pretty good guess. We went early afternoon.