Huliba Grot

Huliba Cave - Baranca Sunu Cave - Tunnel Of Love


Useful Information

Location: North of Huliba, near to the east coast of Aruba which is named Guadirikiri. Aruba map 1:25.000 Sheet 3.
Open: All year daily 8-16.
[2018]
Fee: Park: Adults AWG 10, Children (0-17) free.
Helmets and flashlights rented for AWG 6.
[2018]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: none
Dimension: A=40m asl, L=90m.
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Address: Arikok National Park, Santa Cruz, Aruba, Tel: +297-585-1234.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

APR-2009 postage stamp of 175 cents value showing the Huliba Cave issued by Post Aruba

Description

Huliba Grot (Huliba Cave) is a so called show cave, Aruban style. A staircase was built to access the cave, but the cave is not lighted and not closed. You may visit it on your own, some shops at the entrance offer torches and guides if you want. The staircase leads down into a vast room, illuminated in part by daylight. From here a corridor leads to a small terminal chamber some 35m lower down.

The cave is also called Tunnel of Love because of its heart-shaped entrance. It has some nice speleothems and is the home for two bat species, the Southern Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) and long-tongued Fruit Bat (Macroglossus sobrinus). During the day they sleep in the cave and fy out in the evening to search for food. There is a rock carving which is sid to show Virgin Mary. According to legend the cave was once inhabited by pirates, who hid their treasure inside.