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Cave of Guacharo

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The Cave of Guácharo, the largest natural cavern in Venezuela, lies just a...

The Cave of Guácharo, the largest natural cavern in Venezuela, lies just a few kilometers from Caripe.

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Interesting cave

We took the shorter route into the cave (0.5km); very interesting to hear about the birds, fish etc and to see the oil birds leave at dusk. Well worth a visit if you're in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We took the shorter route into the cave (0.5km); very interesting to hear about the birds, fish etc and to see the oil birds leave at dusk. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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North-Eastern Region, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Este lugar es impresionante para los amantes de las aventura, invito a todos a conocer este hermoso lugar del Estado Monagas... y de Venezuela. Cueva del Guácharo National Park Guácharo Cave entrance The Guácharo Cave National Park (Parque Nacional Cueva del Guácharo), located 12 km from the town of Caripe, has as its centerpiece a large limestone cave, which is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I was amazed by the size and shape of rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites. It is the second cave of its type in South America. It’s inhabited by bats. The weather in Caripe is nice and cool.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Very different from any cave I have visited. Guacharo cave is inhabited by a special species of bats. The floor is covered with bat poop which looks like dirt. Hiring a guide was useful as it gave us very interesting information. (visited in 2005)

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Lecheria, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Although it was pouring, the staff from Cueva del Guacharo were kind enough to show us around this magnificient cave. More than one kilometer inside the mountain, pitch black, having a glimpse of the ecosystem that formed from leftover fruits from the birds that live inside this cave (rats, crickets, spiders and even cats). all living in this complete darkness.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is a much-visited attraction by Venezuelans. There is a refreshments bar, basic toilets, souvenir shop and parking. The adult entrance fee was BsF 50 when I went in 2014. In the wet season, October to April, obviously conditions in the cave are a bit more, well, wet, and water boots can be rented for Bsf 10. I recommend them,... More 

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Lanham, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Sounds much better in spanish. Very interesting attraction. Nice that only natural lighting is allowed. Nice little museum outside of the park as well.

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