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 was quite difficult to find. It is a few minutes away from the town of Venado and we opted to try a shortcut and not use the main highway. (Side roads are a mistake due to very poor road conditio...  more »
  • We drove to the caves from Tiliran on lake Arenal-- took us about 90 minutes but was so worth it. Our guide Henry was great - knowledgeable, patient with our limited Spanish, and attentive to our abil...  more »
  • We had someone come and pick us up from our hotel, and drop us off after visiting the caves. They provided a little melon snack with water after the tour. It was a good price, and got the professional...  more »