Ambrosio Cave, Varadero

4.3
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Matanzas Province
See a collection of significant pre-Columbian cave drawings at Ambrosio Cave. Located in an ecological preserve, the 300 m (984 ft) deep cave represents an important archaeological site, with 72 rupestrian drawings believed to have been made by members of the Taino culture more than 2,000 years ago. The striking designs of the red and black figures add much to the evocative sense of mystery here. The cave also offers a refuge for hundreds of fruit-eating bats, so keep an eye out for the gentle winged creatures darting around the cave and hanging from the ceiling. Before you head to Varadero, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Varadero online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Varadero has to offer, including Ambrosio Cave.
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  • The Cave has only 100m, being on the same surface. Cave Paintings, bats and tree twigs make up the scenery of what you get around here at a cost of CUC 5.
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  • We stopped into the caves from the Beachtur hop on/hop off bus which costs 5 cuc per person for the whole day. Lady at the entrance collected 5 cuc from each of us for the caves and told us a bit abou...  more »
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  • Interesting especially for the light and shadows and for the bats living there. The ancient wall inscriptions and paintings are interesting if you have a guide explaining them (it's included in the entrance fee which is 5 CUC). Closes at 4:30pm. We were a bit rushed by the guide who had to leave.
  • I walked in the cave and I caught the tour guide painting pictures of turtles and village people on the wall. Would not recommend.
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