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Hato Caves

Hato Caves

136 Reviews
Weg naar Hato, Willemstad

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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Recent reviews from experiences in Curacao

Cool tour
Peter_V, Aug 2021
Curacao Beach and Hato Caves Tour
Nice tour with a good guide how showed us the highlights of Willemstad. The Caves are not that big but nice to see. Than we went to the flamingo park where we saw the flamingos from really close. After that we went to Kokomo Beach, what is a very nice beach with a lot of pelicans.
Great Cave Tour and Tour Guide
Bernadette_S, Feb 2020
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
The tour was wonderful and the tour guide was great. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The ride on the bus an experience and better then being enclosed with windows.
Best guides ever
pmaxbauer, Feb 2020
Hato Caves, Turtles & Beach
One of the best trips Arielle and Curtis were absolutely wonderful. Fun to be around. Great guides and bent on the best service. Would go anywhere with them

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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