Cave of Saturno


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Cave of Saturno (Cuba)

Resting in Cuba, it is not necessary to spend all the time on the beach or in the casino. There are amazing places on the island that will make a strong impression. One of them is the Cave of Saturno, which is located 20 km from the resort of Varadero, in the western province of Matanzas.

Object history

On the site where the karst cave is located, archaeological research was carried out. Scientists have found that the underground grotto was used by the indigenous people of Cuba about 2,700 years ago.

The cave of Saturno in Cuba was discovered by runaway slaves and began to be used as a refuge. During the War of Independence, the cave attracted the attention of soldiers from the army of Oscar Marie de Rojas. They set up a medical care center there. In peacetime, it is of interest to thousands of tourists who travel on their own or buy sightseeing tours.

The cave is an unforgettable sight

The secret of the popularity of the cave

Saturno is not as big as Belyamar, but an underground river flows through it, which has formed a freshwater lake with crystal clear water. The 70 m pond is suitable for diving and swimming. Lighting was provided inside the cave and a comfortable staircase was made, so you will be able to see all its natural beauty.

Cave of Saturno in Cuba has the following features:

  1. Two galleries — blind fish and shrimps live in one of them.
  2. underground lake – located 20 m from the entrance. Its depth is 18 m, but there are quite deep sections where divers go. The water in the lake is cool and pleasant, therefore, when going to the cave of Saturno, you should definitely take a towel and a bathing suit with you. The underground lake is only 3 km away from the sea.
  3. Underground lake in a cave

  4. Stalactites and stalagmites different shapes that together create an amazing picture.

Stalactites and stalagmites create bizarre patterns

Features of the visit

Now the cave is a popular attraction, which is carefully monitored. Swimming and diving are prohibited while the facility is being cleaned. You can visit the attraction from 8:00 am to 17:00 pm.

You should not postpone visiting the cave for a day or evening, because at this time a lot of people come here, it will be noisy inside, and you will not be able to view all the beauty carefully and without crush. The most suitable day to visit is a weekday, when there are few locals here.

Walking through the cave or swimming in the lake, you should be prepared for the appearance of bats. However, they do not particularly interfere with admiring the stunning beauty of stalagmites and stalactites.

The area near the entrance is beautifully arranged, equipped with a convenient descent and ascent, but caution still does not hurt. After swimming and diving, you can eat and recuperate in the cafe next to the entrance.

How to get there?

You can get to the Cave of Saturno in Cuba as part of an excursion group or on your own by taxi.