Cueva de Ambrosio
Reserva Ecológica Varahicacos
A few hundred meters beyond Cueva de Ambrosio is the entrance to Varadero's nominal green space and a wildlife reserve that's about as...
Boat Adventure Boat Trip
This two-hour guided trip, also leaving from the Marina Chapelín, is a speedy sortie through the adjacent mangroves on two-person jet...
Aquaworld Marina Chapelín
Aquaworld Marina Chapelín organizes Varadero's nautical highlight in the popularity stakes: the Seafari Cayo Blanco , a seven-hour...
Cuba's 1950s mambo craze lives on at this quality live music venue – arguably one of Varadero's hippest and best. Situated next to Club...
Cueva de Ambrosio information
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.