Curacao Cave Tour Excursion Reviews
Neat place, not too much effort needed apart from climbing the 40+ stairs to the top. Hot inside, andnot good for people with claustraphobia or who can become overheated easily.
Caves & City Center, CU85. We started off with a short bus ride to the Hato Caves close to the airport. These caves are above sea level in the hills, so, it's hot and humid inside. The areas open to the public is not very extensive and the whole tour will last about 35 minutes, there is some climbing, but the whole tour is on paved paths. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.
The second part of the excursion was a guided city center walking tour. Our tour guide was articulate and well informed. Being this was on a national holiday and most places were closed, our tour lasted about an hour and ended at the Swinging bridge just outside of the cruise ship terminal.
One of the places the local taxi driver took us was to the caves. My husband took that tour with another couple while the rest of us went to a have some refreshments. My husband said it was extremely humid in the caves and it was a good thing I decided not to go.
The caves were interesting, but as with the rest of the tour, they rush everyone through so you can't enjoy what you are seeing. I am sure it is boring to a tour guide that sees it every day, but I have never been and would like a few minutes to look at all the formations.
This also was an interesting tour but unfortunately you can't take many pictures in the caves. The walk through the park around it was lovely with Iguanas, Snails & lovely flora. We also did a walk around the Town where I finally got to see the Oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere but was unwilling to part with $10 US to see inside. The walkway back to the ship was great with nice shops & also a place where one could access free wifi. I really enjoyed Curacao this time.
Hato caves are a nice place to take a tour. The guides lead you down into the caves, giving a detailed history. Lots of bats visible(fruit bats)The climb up (yes up!) can be quite hard on thos with limited moblity a few had to turn back.
City tour was nice showing you all the Dutch style buildings painted in bright colors.Lots of shops to explore.
Our third stop was Curacao. We took the Discover Curacao Island Tour. We loved Curacao! The bad part was that we docked at 2pm (3pm local time) so by the time we returned from our tour it was getting dark and many of the shops closed. The tour was nice, nothing spectacular. Curacao is on our list of places that we will visit again.
The specialty guide at the cave took over and was informative