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The cave was recomended to us by the host and we had good time there! I liked the fact that they... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Bucharest, Romania
Tourist Trap disguised as historical site..

We were taken to this place with a group, and basically thet lure you to the restaurant and try to... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Olivos, Argentina
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Km 36 carretera a Puerto Esperanza, Vinales 22400, Cuba
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Food was not fresh and heated up with microwave (it was still cold on the inside). We were accompanied by 4 ill dirty street dogs and cats and the waiter did not do anything about it. Do not go there, it is a tourist trap.

Thank Maarten M
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The cave was recomended to us by the host and we had good time there! I liked the fact that they included in the entrance fee a very unique cocktail. Also you can enjoy a little African dance show.

Thank aura256
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We were taken to this place with a group, and basically thet lure you to the restaurant and try to sell you a "traditional cimarron drink". The restaurant is set inside the cave, and they also have a stage because during the night it works...More

Thank Mariel1908
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We had a large meal at the state-owned restaurant onsite before entering the cave system. Meal ok, service uninspired. The caves themselves are sort of cool, by no means the best in the Valle, however you could definitely believe that runaways took shelter here. Just...More

Thank BJCamada
Reviewed 25 March 2018

More caves, this time El Palenque of the Macaroons in Vinales, showing the life of African slaves who had escaped the plantation owners and lived here in the caves, ending with a restaurant designed like an African village, complete with stocks and chains, with reminders...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 8 February 2018

If you have not much time, when you can really skip this place and just enjoy vinales valley. Quite small cave and nothing very interesting to see.

Thank siomikas
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting place if you are interested in cuban history. After killing all a indigien people the spanish found that there waa no one left to do the hard work on the fields. So they brougth slaves from africa to do this. Many of them tried...More

1  Thank 1MarcoM47
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I went with a friend my age (early 20s), a friend a little older (mid 30s), my parents, and a friend their age. It was recommended to us as a post-dinner place to get drinks and go dancing ("It's a bar in a cave? Heck...More

1  Thank Disguisemaster
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This was my first cave experience and even then it didn't meet the expectations. The walk through the cave was short and it ended way before I anticipated. A dance performance on the other side of the cave was a nice surprise though. The whole...More

Thank Mu-Ossman
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Those who say this is a small cave clearly did not actually go there. It stretches for 46 KM, which I could not call small by any definition... Typically you only go a short distance in the cave though. We saw and photographed three rooms,...More

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