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“Amazing views”
Review of Hato Caves

Hato Caves
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US$63.99*
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Ostrich Farm and HATO Caves Combo Adventure
Ranked #12 of 109 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

During our stay in Curacao, we visited the Hato Caves during noon. Together with a guide, you enter the caves. There is a 49-step climb to enter the caves, so you'll get some 'free' exercise. Inside the caves, your guide will tell you all about the history of the caves and how things are formed. It can become quite humid inside the caves, so I'll advise to get a few bottles of water before you enter.

The tour itself takes about 30 minutes. Inside the two main caves, you are allowed to take pictures. In the other caves, it is prohobited, because flashes can scare the bats that live there.

The paths inside the caves are perfectly fine. If you are able to climb the 49 steps to get inside, the walk inside the caves won't give you any problems.

Visited April 2012
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Highland, IN
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hato Caves were pretty neat”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

If you're interested in caves, geology, and how islands are formed, this tour is short and worthwhile. You even get a bit of the social history of the island.

Visited March 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Well worth a trip to these caves”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Our Guide on our visit to the Hato Caves made the difference - did a great job explaining how they came to be formed, and how they played a part in the slave history of the island. Many interesting formations in the cave even for the younger children. Well looked after, and well presented.

Visited April 2012
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Leonardtown, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“cool experience”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Walking through the caves and seeing the formations and hearing the stories about the slaves who hid away in the caves and how the caves were formed was great. A highlight was seeing the fruit bats who live in the caves!

Visited April 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Great side trip”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

The caves were very accessible and we enjoyed our tour. It only took about half an hour and was well worth it.

Visited March 2012
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