Cueva de Ambrosio, Varadero

4.3
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Matanzas Province
See a collection of significant pre-Columbian cave drawings at Cueva de Ambrosio. 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 Cueva de Ambrosio.
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  • A little cave system with bats and some old pictographs. It only 5cuc to go in. We were given a bit of an introduction in Spanish, which our taxi driver translated in his limited English. We were...  more »
  • If your staying at the Royalton Hicacos and get bored with the beach :) it's well worth taking a stroll around the corner to Cueva Ambrosio as it's less than 10 minutes walk. After handing over 5...  more »
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  • 5 CUC to get in...on the hop on hop off bus route. Tour Guide has been working there 20 years. Some nice cave formations and lots of tiny fruit bats.
  • Nice place with quite a story from the guide. If you are in Varadero it's worth visiting instead of just lying on the beach whole day...
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