Bellamar Caves & Matanzas
Price (2014): Adult 29 CUC / Child 19 CUC
These caves are considered to be one of the oldest tourist attractions in Cuba; they are open to visitors since the 1860s. They are also one some the longest and deepest natural caves in Cuba. The impressive halls and galleries are filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, krastic crystals, fountains, crystallized domes and some other unique limestone formations. Indigenous paintings and fossils have also been found here.
The explored area is 3 km long and the area open to visitors is about 1 km long. The entrance of the cave goes down many steps (man-made) and the rest of the visit is on a fairly flat path, the cave is humid and warm, so good walking shoes and light clothing are suggested.
The cave is located in the city of Matanzas, this excursion includes also a panoramic tour of the city where you will see: beautiful views of the Matanzas’ Bay, the Vigia Square, the Libertad Square, the numerous city bridges, the farmer’s market, a visit to the French Pharmaceutical Museum, a visit to the Monserrat Hermitage from which you can enjoy both the beautiful Yumuri Valley landscape and Matanzas Bay.
Inclusions: Tour guide, transportation in air-conditioned bus, admission fee to the caves.
Departure: 1:00-2:00 pm (may vary depending on hotel and tour operator)
Return: 4:00-5:00 pm (may vary depending on hotel and tour operator)
Suggestions on what to wear and bring:
• Comfortable shoes (adequate for slippery conditions)
• Comfortable clothes (adequate for warm and humid conditions)
• Camera (there’s an extra fee of 5 CUC to use you camera inside the cave)
• Bottled water
• Cash in small denominations for souvenirs, drinks, tips