Hato Caves

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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.


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

Hato Caves is found near Otrabanda; it's four miles (seven kilometers) to the north of Piscadera.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this cave will have no problem finding a meal, since you're going to find a great concentration of local dining spots within traveling distance. Wa On is a wonderful restaurant to dine at before visiting this cave, and is the most convenient dining option from it. Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant and The Curacao Lagoon & Restaurant are a couple other restaurant options within reach of this outdoor attraction you have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine in Curaçao.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors who have interest in seeing two caves, learn more about Kueba Di Hato, situated less than a hundred yards to the east-northeast of this page's attraction. You'll find at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including Landhuis Brievengat, which is within traveling range in the vicinity of Willemstad. You might also consider heading over to Landhuis Groot Kwartier, which is another attraction not far away.

Caves are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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

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