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Hato Caves

And the Indian Trail

sunny 28 °C

Curacao is mainly limestone overlaying the Curacao Lava formation, which means there are lots of caves around. The Hato Caves are worth visiting, there are 49 steps up to the entrance but they are concrete and well formed.

A guide explains how caves are formed, stalagmites go up, stalactites go down. The caves are softly lit, and there are fans to help move the air. The caves are above ground, and quite warm inside. There are restrictions on where you can take a photo.


Afterwards, we walked around the Indian Trail, and learnt about some of the flora and fauna of Curacao. We also saw some petroglyphs carved in the soft limestone, by people hundreds of years ago.

Below is a photo of the native snail on a cactus. The shell is about 15mm long.


Posted by TheDorsey5 02:34 Tagged curacao

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