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“Bellamar Caves”
Review of Bellamar Caves

Bellamar Caves
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Matanzas
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The crystal caves were good, though the guide was not very impressive. You are advised not to carry anything except a water bottle as you need to watch your step inside; you better be a strong walker/climber as it is very deep down and hard whilst coming back up. Was extremely humid inside also. It was part of our Matangas tour bus so not sure of the cost.

Thank Roxanna M
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We did this as part of a Matanzas city tour whilst holidaying in Varadero. This was something I have never done before so didn't really know what to expect.

As you enter, you are ushered into a room to watch a decent 3D film that shows you what to expect when you get down there. The guides there are friendly and whilst I was there, they catered for Spanish, English and French speaking visitors.

The tour itself was very interesting and informative with some amazing sights, but was not as long as I expected it would be.

Like a lot of places in Cuba, they expect 5CUC for the use of a camera. I would strongly recommend taking a bottle of water down with you! It is very humid in there and it is a long, long climb back up to the surface with no lift access or ramp.

All in all, glad I did it to see some amazing formations, but wish I'd paid the 5CUC to take the camera in!

Thank TomJi1
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Firstly you should know that caves are very dark, humid and hot places. Not the best place for HD pictures. I think that are no too much comfortable place for older people may have an accident there. The caves have irregular floor and ceiling, that can hurt your feet or head if you walk without care. I have visited some caves in my live but bellamar is one of the most impressive of all. When you go down into the cave and arrive to the end of the stairs, then you can see that huge natural hole. Maybe you don't realize that all the installation, restaurants, shop, baths, the parking and maybe the buses that arrive with tourists and also part of the highway are over the ceiling of that cave, but if you wasn't surprised after all, wait a moment at the end of the adventure, just before go out, when you going upstairs you can see in the left part of the cave, an enormous hole, bigger that the part that you visited earlier. That part of the cave hasn't was too much explored, only the right side is open to the public. Bring with you the best lantern you can buy and you will see nothing on that darkness. Only think this when you are down there: - there are only two square meters and almost fourty meter high between you and the "all days world" if the stairs fall down -. Enjoy the experience.

Thank RyanEs2013
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Discover it for yourself, and try not to break any of the stalactites/stalagmites to take home with you. It's wrong and you are ruining centuries of beautiful hard work by mother nature.

Thank cubatista
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a very nice place to spent a day, very good food, the caves are pretty well conservated and the views are spectacular!!! Highly recomended..

Thank otolob
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