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Bellamar Caves

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Address: Matanzas, Cuba
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+53 5 2634648

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Unusual cave experience

These caves, found up the hill from the Matanzas Bay, in Cuba, are an interesting look underground. Similar to Carlsbad Caverns, on a smaller scale, you can get a glimpse of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a popular hangout spot for Cuban families. The guide was entertaining and spoke in three languages. I'm just not that into caves. The highlight for me was the $1 coconut.

Thank Charles C
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These caves, found up the hill from the Matanzas Bay, in Cuba, are an interesting look underground. Similar to Carlsbad Caverns, on a smaller scale, you can get a glimpse of hidden nature--caves, stalactites, stalagmites, pools, sneak places and amazing places.

Thank slaustin2016
High Wycombe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. An absolute must see in Matanzas. Amazing cave which is the oldest tourist attraction in Cuba. Lots of steps but well worth it. Tour guides are multi-lingual and excellent.

Thank AndrewPSmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tricky finding the caves when you go there with a rental car. Upon arrival the parking attendant will direct you where to park, then upon departure, request the standard 1CUC parking fee (common all over Cuba it seems). The adjacent restaurant is a great place to have a local cocktail/drink and have some excellent local cuban food! The portions are... More 

Thank Aleric C
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've been in caves before this one will not amaze you. Truthfully the drive there was more interesting than the cave itself. The entry cavern was the most interesting, being the only large room we saw. There are a few stalactites and such, but once we left that room the way was cramped and really just a bunch of... More 

Thank RegmarH
Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Loved it loved it loved it It is so beautiful A must see Our tour guide was great and had an awesome sense of humor. Stairs getting back up on way out where a little rough to climb but I blame that on me being a smoker

Thank Helenstj1958
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

My trip to cuba included a free excursion to the Bellamar Caves in Matanzas. Overall, i'm glad I elected to go. As a tourist you only get to go into a small section of the cave, but where you do go is still wonderful. It's a long climb down hundreds of steps to reach the caves. The steps are dark... More 

Thank Kitaguma
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Well organized visit, with lots of helpful and insightful information about the geological history of island provided by a well trained guide that culminated with delicious lunch at the restaurant in the premises.

Thank Migue00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took this tour through our Sunwing rep and we're very pleased. Our tour guide Umberto was great! I would recommend you wear running shoes and loose clothes. It is very humid in the caves and if you have issues with your knees and climbing I would defiantly not suggest this for you or people with asthma... More 

Thank Melinda R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Es un lugar maravilloso, no entiendo cómo no es tan popular como algunos otros lugares, si estás en varadero no desaproveches esta oportunidad, no te arrepentirás!! Puedes apreciar las maravillas que la tierra nos ofrece It is a wonderful place, I don't understand how it is not as popular as some other places, if you are in varadero not miss... More 

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