Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean.
The cave is also of archaeological interest, because Indians once lived in it—a fossilized skeleton was found here, and there are rupestrian drawings, as well. Bats, blind fish, reptiles and other mammals live in the area. At the entrance to the cave, visitors are provided with helmets and lights, which are required equipment. Groups may consist of up to 20 people; each group has a leader and an assistant, who tell visitors about the evolution of caves and the history of man’s exploration of them.
The main attraction of the tour is the great variety of the cave’s formations,; which have been called “the reign of stone mushrooms” because of the shapes of its stalagmites, which run from a few inches to 10 feet (3 meters) in height with some of them standing in solitary isolation while others form veritable forests. The roof of the cave is literally covered with stalactites, and you’ll see formations in the shapes of columns, cloaks, gours, helictitas,; curtains, cave pearls and bells during your tour.
Description featuring an attractive environment, this cave is found along the road that leads into the city of Matanzas and to Varadero beach, exactly four kilometres east of the town of Carbonera. This natural site was declared a National Monument in 1996. It is characterised by eleven kilometres of subterranean galleries and features the most extraordinary secondary formations, especially interesting are the mushrooms, zinolites and aboriginal pictographs.
In Saturn Cave, you can enjoy swimming, diving or snorkeling in the beautiful clear and fresh waters. Here you can spend several hours because in a wonderful new world to explore. There are facilities that you can use, such as a bar offering refreshments and toilets. In this cave, you will see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites both on the surface as well as under the clear waters! The instructor will give you information on the history of the cave.
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Coming from Habana, first you need take the White Via until arrive to Matanzas province, it will take you only 1 hour. Then you have to continue to Varadero city, take the Southern highway until 30 Street and turn left.See on map