Grotte de Hortense, Ile Des Pins

3.5
#4 of 6 in Nature in Ile Des Pins
Discover a bit of regional history by visiting Grotte de Hortense, a cave where a local chief's wife once hid to escape intertribal conflict in 1855. Access to the cave requires a short hike through the rainforest. A path leads visitors to the large mouth of the cave, naturally decorated with eye-catching stalactites. Take a flashlight if you want to venture farther in than a few steps, and remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for wet paths. See Grotte de Hortense and all Ile Des Pins has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ile Des Pins trip builder site.
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  • we went on a tour and this cave was a pleasant stop. You need good walking shoes and you have to be careful when walking. The plants and flowers along the short walk are lovely. The cave and...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the cave and hearing the history behind it. Historically the Queen had to hide and live here for around a year because the other tribes wanted to kill her for the choices she.....  more »

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