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.


Positioned in the northwestern edge of the vicinity of Willemstad, 4.9 miles north of Otrabanda, Hato Caves welcomes local residents and vacationers lodging in this part of Curacao. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should feel free to stop 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

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Hato Caves . The most proximate restaurant to Hato Caves is Mangos Restaurant, which dishes out American meals. The eatery is a short distance off, but removed enough that you may want to arrange for using a method of transport to get there. Also within a short distance, you and your group will have eateries including Wa On and Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant where you and your party will want to eat some Caribbean dishes and enjoy the culture of Curaçao.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about visiting another cave, learn more about Kueba Di Hato, which is located less than a hundred yards to the east-northeast of this attraction. There are some other attractions nearby, including Landhuis Brievengat, which is within driving distance in the vicinity of Willemstad. You might want to also consider checking out Landhuis Groot Kwartier, which is another attraction close by.

A cave is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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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