Hato Caves
Curacao, Willamstad

Hato Caves are the largest and most visited caves on the island of Curacao. They are located north of Willemstad, a short drive from Curacao International Airport. The caves are more than 200,000 years old, their formation in the limestone cliffs of the island began in the Ice Age and continues to this day. Opened in 1991. The area of the caves is about 4900 square meters, there are many stalactites and stalagmites, underground reservoirs and waterfalls. Archaeologists have discovered traces of the stay of the Arawak tribe (South American Indians), the cave paintings made by them, more than 1500 years. During the slaveholding period, fugitive slaves hid in the caves for months. Three routes are organized for tourists, tours are conducted in English, Spanish and Dutch. Visitors can see bizarre stalactites and stalagmites resembling in their form the head of a pirate, sea turtle or giant. The cave is inhabited by a colony of bats, long-nosed mice.

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