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“Visiting the bat cave” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hato Caves

Hato Caves
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Ostrich Farm and HATO Caves Combo Adventure
Ranked #12 of 107 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
Tampere, Finland
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Visiting the bat cave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Very nice and insightful visit indeed. The guide had facts and historical data on the cave but also spiced up the story with some humor.

The cave had fans in it so it wasn't too hot in there after all.

Definitely worth a visit if you want to learn about Curacao history as well as see the caves.

Visited July 2014
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washington, dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The caves are a wonder to see but learning about and seeing where escaped slaves hid out in was moving. There is still soot from their fires in the caves. You have to take one of the “on-the-hour” tours, which last just under an hour. The area of the caves that is toured is not that large but there are some impressive sights to see. There is also a colony of about 300 bats in the cave – don’t worry they don’t attack, just don’t look up with your mouth open.

Visited July 2014
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Interesting Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Cave is actually very interesting and has interesting rooms with stalactites, small bats. The problem - you can take pictures only in few rooms and in our case explanations were given in 3 different languages - and it was slow.

Visited July 2014
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Willemstad, Curacao
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“Pleasant surprise on the island”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

I was actually surprised that this place existed on the island. The tour guides were not only informational but very entertaining as well.

Visited June 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We visited the caves with 6 friends- our guide had an excellent knowledge but was funny as well. We had great fun whilst learning about history of the island. the cave is beautiful. something different after a week on a beach

Visited April 2014
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