The Saturn Cave, an underground world in Varadero


Varadero, Cuba is considered by the European travelers as one of the main tourist sites of the world due to its vegetation and beaches of crystal clear water. There are many tourist attractions in Varadero and there is a great variety of activities and tours in this part of the island, however there is an amazing little known place to discover: the Cave of Saturn. Despite not being so popular it is certainly a must stop if you are planning a trip to Cuba.

The cave of Saturn is a corner of the island that hides a wonderful natural beauty. It is located in the direction of Varadero airport, just 20 kilometers from the city of Matanzas. The inhabitants of this small and colorful are very friendly and you will surely hear more of an interesting anecdote that will make your tour more enjoyable.

Once you have arrived to the place you will notice that it is a natural pool, comparable to the Mexican cenotes, with 20 meters of depth and completely crystalline water that allows you to see the bottom and all the wonders that it hides, is ideal for snorkeling, diving or other aquatic activities.

This incredible place has a large number of stalactites and stalagmites on the surface and depth of the cave. In addition there are two galleries in which blind fish and shrimp have been found. These galleries can only be accessed with a specialized guide.

Access to the cave is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, although we recommend going in the morning so that the sunlight allows you to appreciate the place better. The cave has a snack bar area where you can relax and unwind.


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