Hato Caves, Willemstad, Curacao | CruiseBe
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Hato Caves


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Hato Caves are show caves and a popular tourist attraction on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Caves are approximately 240 m long, formed in coral limestone by karst processes.

Location

The caves are north of the town of Willemstad on the Roosevelt Weg.

History

The first known inhabitants of the caves were the Amerindian Arawaks, about 1,500 years ago. They left behind many petroglyphs (cave drawings). In the days of slavery, runaway slaves used the caves as hiding places.


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