Cueva de Ambrosio
Address: Ambrosio Cave, Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Phone: (53 45) 66 8018 (Reserva Ecologica Varahicacos)
Opening hours: From 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Daily
Located inside the Reserva Ecologica Varahicacos (Ecological Preserve), the Ambrosio Cave is an archaeological site that reflects the Indian traditions of the region. Many pre-Columbian drawings were discovered there in 1961. The cave stretches over 300 meters with five interconnected galleries and contains 72 aboriginal rupestrian rock drawings that represent the Taino culture.
They are thought to be more than 2000 years old and is one of the largest collections of Indian pictographs in the Caribbean. The cave was also used as a ceremonial site and as a refuge for escaped slaves during the colonial period.
The Ambrosio cave is also home to hundreds of little fruit-eating bats, and these inoffensive and gentle creatures are fun to see flying around and hanging from the ceiling. This cave is a member of the BCI (Bat Conservation International, www.batcon.org) dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats.
Admission: 10 CUC (flashlight included)
We suggest wearing good walking shoes for this location.
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