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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  • This is one of the best decisions we made……drove 2 hours to check the caves out and it was the best time and money spent!! We also paid extra for the photo CD which our camera could never capture the ...  more »
  • My husband and I toured this cave 3 years, and since then we have traveled to many caves throughout the world, and both agreed this cave is our favorite! (Keeping in mind that my husband is a trooper ...  more »
  • I stopped my the Venado caves on my way to the west coast and I am glad I took the detour. The tour was a lot of fun and a good workout as well. The guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to s...  more »