Venado Caves, Arenal Volcano National Park

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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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  • This was our kids first real caving experience and it was excellent. You are walking through the shallow, underground river for most of the experience. You will get wet and dirty but are provided with...  more »
  • I loved everything about going with Ecoterra on this cave excursion! The cave itself was beautiful both inside and out. I would NOT recommend going through this cave if you have a fear of small, tight...  more »
  • Our guide, Victor, was excellent, but don't expect many formations. The cave tour is an obstacle course with several tight squeezes and crawls. In March the water level was below waist-high throughout...  more »