Venado Caves, Arenal Volcano National Park

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#11 of 14 in Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is the real deal when it comes to caving. It is truly exploring a cave in its natural state- no handrails, flood lights, safely precautions (other than a helmet).... My kids LOVED it. You will ge...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The tour was amazing and the guide did a great job until he touched me two times in an inappropriate way when he wanted to help me. I´m a good climber and would have found a safe place even without hi...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Great trip and Elvis was an excellent guide. We went in May 2017, not sure why this review did not post and was left in drafts. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in getting us through the t...  more »

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