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. 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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  • The Venado caves were very cool. It was our first time exploring a cave. These caves are so full of interesting creatures, facts, and experiences. Our tour guide was Ariel, he was such a sweet young m...  more »
  • Fabulous excursion. Your feet will get wet, and there are a few tight spaces, but this was on the top three places of all Costa Rica that we saw. Huge caverns, brain coral waterfalls. A MUST SEE from ...  more »
  • I'm actually a caver in the southeastern US so it was exciting to explore a cave is a different geographic location. Compared to the caves I'm acquainted to, Venado is warmer, filled with more guano (...  more »