Hato Caves

Photo Credit: © Charles Hoffman CC

At 200 thousand years old, the Hato Caves were made accessible to the public in 1991 when foot paths were carved into the ground. Now this spot, which is the biggest cave on the island, is also one of the most popular natural attractions.

Within the Hato Caves visitor will see a collection of limestone formations, the statue of Maria holding her child, and a water pool. Several tours are available, including the Hato Cave Tour, which is a 45 minute guided walk trough the cave which leaves daily at 4:00 p.m. and the Indian Trail Walk, which is a 20 minute self guided tour.


Located in the vicinity of Willemstad, 4.9 miles north of Otrabanda, Hato Caves always welcomes residents and vacationers lodging in this part of Curacao. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Piscadera is four miles (seven kilometers) to the south.

The Hato Caves are easily accessible at only five minutes from the International Airport.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many eateries to choose from in the area near the cave. Mangos Restaurant, which serves American food, is very close-by, making it a great option for cave visitors. The restaurant is a small ways away, but distant enough that you might want to make arrangements for taking advantage of some type of transportation to travel there. Wa On and Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant are some more restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant you and your party should be sure to try out Caribbean dishes and experience the flavors of Curaçao.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in viewing a second cave, learn more about Kueba Di Hato, located less than a hundred yards to the east-northeast of Hato Caves . Additional nearby attractions include Landhuis Brievengat, which is within driving range in the vicinity of Willemstad. Furthermore, you can consider making the trip to Landhuis Groot Kwartier, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't get bored. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Hato Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Landhuis Brievengat Historic Site 4.1 mi. (7.0 km) ESE 4.4 mi. Northeast of Willemstad
Landhuis Groot Kwartier Historic Site 4.4 mi. (3.5 km) SE 2.2 mi. Northeast of Willemstad
Curacao Museum Museum 4.5 mi. (1.8 km) S Willemstad
Fort Nassau Historic Site 4.7 mi. (0.9 km) SSE Willemstad

More Information

Location: Franklin D. Rooseveltweg, the vicinity of Willemstad, Curacao


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