Venado Caves, Arenal Volcano National Park
(4.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
The vast system of Venado Caves in all likelihood dates back more than 15 million years. The eight chambers of the limestone cavern stretch for almost 3 km (1.8 mi), and are filled with interesting rock formations. On a guided tour, you'll see underground streams and waterfalls, as well as stalactites, stalagmites, marine fossils, bats, and frogs. Tours include a flashlight, boots, and a tasty meal, but bring a change of clothes as you will get wet while crossing the water curtains. Put Venado Caves and other La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions into our La Fortuna de San Carlos travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We had a great time doing this! We have caves where we are but you can't touch anything and it's all concrete walkways. This was completely different. I love crawling through the water and climbing in...  more »
  • Venado caverns are a fun and exciting distraction from hiking the Costa Rican rainforest surrounding the Arenal volcano. Of course you are going to get wet and you can't be too squeamish about tight s...  more »
  • We were traveling Costa Rica during the slow season and stumbled across the Venado caves, which turned out to be one of the cheapest attractions, as well as the most rewarding! Wear old clothes, and b...  more »