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 El Castillo using our El Castillo holiday maker .
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  • This tour was so fun! We saw spiders, crawled in tiny spaces, and got SOAKING wet. Definitely a great experience and fun for the whole family! If you are claustrophobic, DON'T WORRY! Some of the tight...  more »
  • Caves are small so you won’t be impressed by the sheer size of it but it’s fun to go through all the tight, small spots. At $28 a person it is overpriced though. Don’t pay a tour company $80 a person,...  more »
  • We were now spontaneously at the Venado Caves. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a friendly and open manner. We have booked the package including photos. Rubber boots and a helmet with a head lamp were included in the price and were in good condition. Walk downhill we arrived after about 300 m to the caves. There we passed 2 h by our guide through the caves. The trip was exhausting, and not necessarily what people with claustrophobia!, however the tour was worth from our point of view. We have seen Stallagniten, Stallagtiten, various spiders, bats, and cicadas. Our guide was nice, funny and a Tico as he in the beech stands - one has noted him that he was really passionate thing. After the tour we could relax in a beautifully designed swimming pool, before we then used the showers which were very simply kept but sufficient for their purpose. We would make this tour at any time all in all.
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