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Hato Caves
Hato Caves

Hato Caves

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The Basics

The Hato Caves are the most prominent caves on the Caribbean island of Curacao. Visitors can take a 20-minute self-guided walk to see carvings by the Caiquetio people done more than 1,500 years ago or join a 1-hour guided tour, which takes place several times throughout the day and explains the legends and history of this underground world. A stop at the caves can be coupled with other Curacao attractions such as the ostrich farm.

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Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
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Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
$66.67 per adult
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Great tour for Port Day
It was a great tour , it allowed us to see more of the island being in port for only a few hours. The beach was great and had everything to offer from food to activities. Aida was great at the port and our tour guide was very knowledgeable
Robert_W, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Curacao

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Great variety
MIchael_K, Jul 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Hans and Emma were awesome. Turtle beach was nice but virtually no changing area and $1 for the single bathroom. Spent 45 minutes. Next was Playa beach and water was good but bring snacks to maximize beach time as the restaurant was very slow, most likely due to staff shortages, and with only 2 hours then on to Hato Caves. Similar to other caves but these are warm and humid. It only last about 30 minutes and they have lots of fans in the cave. Great way to see the island.
star-5
Amazing Time
csferguson51, May 2022
Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
Alex and Aida were the best tourguides! We had an island tour, saw the flamingoes, Hato Caves, shopped and went to Kokomo Beach (sooo beautiful)! Dont forget to try the Watermelon Flamingo when you go! Only downside, no wifi at the beach :(
star-5
A must
Beth_G, Aug 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Highly recommend this tour with Irie tours! Miguel was amazing and full of knowledge. So fun seeing alot of things and swimming with the turtles! This is a must!
star-5
Great excursion
Kellie_W, Jul 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Hanns and Emmi were awesome! Very friendly. The beaches were beautiful , the turtles were very cool and the first beach was great for snorkeling!! Would definitely go again. Fyi lots of walking up stairs at the caves!!
star-5
Great tour and guide
Lorraine_D, May 2022
Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
Alex was amazing guide. Nonstop information all through the trip and he also showed us the art installations after our tour. Definitely recommend this tour. Kokomo Beach had great snorkeling too. Caves were very nice.
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Hato Caves
LaurelDave_F, Jun 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Hato Caves was amazing the history behind it was terrific. Definitely take the time to do this tour while in Curaçao. It’s worth seeing.
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Caves
Ryan_S, Jul 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Our tour guide Bob M. did great giving us the run around the island tour and history lesson for the day.
star-5
Excellent
Holly_H, Jun 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
St Marie Beach was amazing ! The guide was informative and the cave was a natural beauty. Make sure to snorkel at this beach. Lots to see here! Great for kids .
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Great
Zerah_M, Apr 2022
Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
Great experience, Alejandro was very knowledgeable about the island facts. They were on time, bus was air conditioned and it was a small tour. We had a great time. They took us to Mambo Beach and we had fresh food at Bonito
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Turtle beach
Kimberly_W, Jun 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Miguel was one of the best parts of our trip! He was hilarious and knowledgeable. We had a great time.
star-5
Excellent value
laurenmilligan, Apr 2022
Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
Excellent guide and well worth the pricing. Very intimate feeling at some of curaçaos top attractions
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Turtles, Beach & Hato Caves
Christopher_H, May 2022
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
Bob was a great tour guide, he changed our itinerary and we did swimming with the turtles first then the beach and then the caves. Swimming with the turtles was great experience. We also asked Bob for the snorkel gear for the 2hrs at the beach and had a great time there also. Lots of artificial reefs with colorful fish around them. The caves ended the tour and was our least favorite part of the trip.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Hato Caves may not be suitable for those with respiratory issues or those who suffer from claustrophobia.

  • There is an on-site restroom facility and a snack bar where you can purchase drinks.

  • The trail can be steep at times, but there are handrails.

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How to Get There

The Hato Caves are located 15 minutes north of Willemstad (where the cruise ship terminal is located), near the Curacao International Airport. Pickup and drop-off from Curacao hotels and the cruise port is typically included with guided tours.

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When to Get There

During high season (from mid-December to mid-April) and on holidays, more on-site Hato Caves tours might be available. Keep in mind that you may encounter large touring groups when cruise ships are docked. As they’re aboveground, the caves can be hot and humid during the summer months.

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Museum Kura Hulanda

Located in Willemstad’s historic colonial quarter, Otrobanda, the Museum Kura Hulanda offers an exploration of the transatlantic slave trade and Curacao’s role in it. The museum also delves into the cultural influences that combined to form present-day Curacao. Guided and audio-guided tours are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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