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Less than 1 hour Time to Spend

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Located in El Choco National Park – a playground for outdoors lovers – this cave network dates back millions of years. Exploring the caves is a popular daytrip for recent visitors – many called the caves a hidden gem and raved about the experience. Visitors can either opt for an organized tour that departs from Cabarete or hire expert bilingual guides at the park, who can take participants to explore the various chambers. On a tour, travelers can hike, swim and admire the cave's stalactites, stalagmites and rock art.

According to recent visitors, travelers should expect to pay about $20 for a guided tour. They also advised wearing a swimsuit.

El Choco is located less than 15 minutes from Cabarete. There are two main entrances, but the closest to town is the eastern side entrance, about a 15-minute walk from the center of town.  More information can be found on the Dominican Republic's tourism website.

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