Deep within the cliffs of low limestones escrapent lays the Hato Caves, on the north coast of Curaçao. this cave is located only 4 minutes driving or 12 minutes walking from Curaçao international airport.
The caves consist of marine coral limestone which was formed millions of years ago and were exposed to atmospheric corrosion after the sea level dropped.
Over the years the caves provided shelter for some early island inhibitors (the Caiquetio Indians) and slaves who escaped from their masters. Since 1991 the Hato Cave was officially open to the public after undergoing an intensive upgrading by the Government of Curaçao to make it accessible by foot.
Opening hours and entrance fees:
The Curaçao Hato Caves is open daily from 9:00 to 16:00, offering a guided tour every hour, on the hour. The tour is given in English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento. German and Portuguese are available only by reservation.
Ages 4-12: Ang. 12,25 or USD 7 Ages 13-up: Ang. 15,75 or USD 9
During the local holidays they offer discounted rates for locals with ID (sedula) Special group rates are available upon request!