Ambrosio Cave

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: Autopista Sur Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Cuba
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 5 CUC
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Cave, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

One of the 47 archeological sites discovered in Varadero, this cave is probably the most impressive with a length of 300 meters. Rumored to have been once used by slaves as a refuge, this cave is famous for the paintings made by pre-Colombian aboriginal tribes.

You might get overwhelmed by the sheer number of bats that have used the cave as a safe, damp birthing place and now inhabit it dominantly. Watch out for the guano on the cave floor!  Even though most guides have a torch to guide through the dark caves, it might be useful if you carry one yourself.

  • Do remember that there are no eateries very close by to the caves except the ones on Varadero beach.
  • If you plan to stay longer, pack some snacks which you can eat after the tour of the caves (no food allowed inside the caves).
  • The caves can get quite damp and humid so it would make sense to wear loose-fitting, cotton clothes and comfortable shoes.
  • One can also choose to swim in the caves.

  • The Varadero hop-on hop-off tourist bus will drop you right in front of the caves.

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  • Ambrosio Cave Address: Autopista Sur Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Cuba
  • Ambrosio Cave Timing: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Ambrosio Cave Price: 5 CUC
  • Best time to visit Ambrosio Cave(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ambrosio Cave: 00:30 Mins
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  • 79.73% of people who visit Varadero include Ambrosio Cave in their plan

  • 60% of people start their Ambrosio Cave visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ambrosio Cave

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ambrosio Cave

People normally club together Cueva De Saturno and Delfinario while planning their visit to Ambrosio Cave.

People also prefer to start their day with Ambrosio Cave.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • There are bats in the cave which are really what make the experience very cool. It is nice for an hour or 2, the cave isn't all that big. The bats are benign. I went there with my boyfriend, very fun, and felt kind of bad for the poor bats since they were sleeping. There were (supposedly) some indigenous paintings on the walls but there weren't all that many and I found them dubious though I'm no archaeologist.

  • Absolutely awesome place full of wildlife and even found a wild iguana. Staff were spot on and spoke great English

  • Do not waste your time, its 5min visit and not worth it for sure. Saw many bats and few drawings, which doesn't look really old.

  • A few minutes walk from the Royalton Hicacos resort. The cost is 5 cuc per person. There is a guide who shows you around and explains the history of the cave. There are drawings on the wall as well as a lot of bats, who are harmless.

  • The cave was quite a bit bigger than I expected it to be. It was also completely dry, which surprised me as I saw from other posted pictures that the cave had water on the ground. There were also less bats than I expected, but maybe that is a good thing as we did not feel nervous about the few that were flying around. Lots of bats were hanging from the ceiling, were we could look at them nicely. There were drawings on the walls that the cave guide told us were pre-Columbus, but I strongly doubt that. Most likely pre-2018. Still it was a great cave and cool to see the underground formations.

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