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The Caribbean Coast Sights

Cueva del Guácharo

  • Cave

Fodor's Review

It's estimated that Cueva del Guácharo, Venezuela's largest cave, has at least 9 km (5½ mi) of subterranean passageways. Groups are led into the dank caverns by guides who tote kerosene lanterns so as not to upset the light-sensitive guácharos—a nocturnal species of fruit-eating birds. Visitors are not allowed to bring anything inside, including purses, flashlights, or cameras. To reach the cave from Cumaná, take Highway 9 south toward Caribe for about 65

km (40 mi) and follow signs; there are bathrooms, guided tours, and a a visitor center available at the mouth of the caves.

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Sight Information

Address:

Parque Nacional El Guácharo, Cumaná, Venezuela

Sight Details:

  • About Bs.F5
  • Daily 8–4

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