Venado Caves, Arenal Volcano National Park

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#11 of 13 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. Arrange to visit Venado Caves and other attractions in Nuevo Arenal using our Nuevo Arenal holiday maker .
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  • Be prepared to step a little out of your comfort zone. The bats are tiny and not particularly scary. Bring a change of clothes and expect to get wet. Knee pads would be helpful for the crawling. Reall...  more »
  • I did not know what to expect, I was a little afraid at first but I am so happy we did this. It was one of our favorite tours in Costa Rica. You do get wet, so bring spare clothes to change into after...  more »
  • We booked this experience through our travel company, Ecoterra, and got super lucky with a fantastic guide! My husband had talked me into trying this one (I'm a city girl) and after googling the site,...  more »

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