Posted by: danielfee | February 28, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 02-28-2012

Cave of Hato, Curaçao
Cave of Hato, Curaçao

Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. Curaçao is the largest and most populous of the three ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles. In the Caribbean you expect warm weather and beautiful beaches, but did you ever think about spelunking? The Hato Caves are a popular tourist attraction in Curaçao. The caves are north of the town of Willemstad on the Roosevelt Weg. The first known inhabitants of the caves were the Amerindian Arawaks about 1,500 years ago. They left behind many petroglyphs (cave drawings). In the days of slavery, runaway slaves would use the caves as hiding places.

 

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