Cueva de Ambrosio

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admission CUC$3
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9am-4:30pm
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Lonely Planet review

Beyond Marina Chapelín, Varadero sprawls east like a displaced North American suburb with scrubby mangroves interspersed with megahotel complexes, the odd iron crane and a dolphin show. Pass all this and 500m beyond the Club Amigo Varadero on the Autopista Sur, you'll find this cave, interesting for its 47 pre-Columbian drawings, discovered in a 300m recess in 1961.

The black-and-red drawings feature the same concentric circles seen in similar paintings on the Isla de la Juventud, perhaps a form of solar calendar. The cave was also used as a refuge by escaped slaves.