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. Arrange to visit Venado Caves and other attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos using our La Fortuna de San Carlos holiday maker .
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  • If you have trouble crawling, wet and dirty, so duty tour. Two-hour tour in the caves with stalactites, stalagmites, where fossils, bats, reptiles (we saw also a Tarantula) and all this while passing through River and beneath the surface. Instead get rubber boots and helmets with flashlights. To swap clothes that leave sponges in water and there are showers. Excellent tutorial
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  • The cave was in pretty good shape and the tour was very nice. We got to climb in areas and waded through deep water in other areas of the cave which was optional. There was a variety of bats and other...  more »
  • During our trip to Costa Rica, my Special Lady & I vowed to mix up our relaxation with a commitment to adventure. So, during our stay at Arenal we decided to compliment our experience by getting down ...  more »

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