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History

The Cueva del Guácharo is a limestone cave located in the Caripe Mountains of Monagas State in Venezuela. It was discovered in 1799 by Alexander von Humboldt during his expedition to South America. The cave is famous for its population of oilbirds, which are nocturnal birds that navigate using echolocation.

How to Get There

The cave is located near the town of Caripe, which is about a five-hour drive from Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Visitors can reach Caripe by bus or car and then take a short hike to the entrance of the cave.

List of Attractions

  • Oilbird population
  • Stalactites and stalagmites
  • Underground river
  • Guided tours

Ticket Information

Entrance tickets to the Cueva del Guácharo can be purchased at the entrance of the cave. Prices may vary, so it’s best to check ahead of time. Guided tours are also available for an additional fee.

Tips for Visiting

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking and hiking
  • Bring a flashlight or headlamp for better visibility inside the cave
  • Respect the natural environment and wildlife inside the cave
  • Follow the instructions of the tour guides for a safe and enjoyable experience

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