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Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna
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This is one of the best decisions we made……drove 2 hours to check the caves out and it was the best time and money spent!! We also paid extra for the photo CD which our camera... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is one of the best decisions we made……drove 2 hours to check the caves out and it was the best time and money spent!! We also paid extra for the photo CD which our camera could never capture the images they got and happy to have the memories :) The guides were fun, encouraging you to test yourself and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I toured this cave 3 years, and since then we have traveled to many caves throughout the world, and both agreed this cave is our favorite! (Keeping in mind that my husband is a trooper and does not enjoy tight spaces!) So we traveled back and we were not disappointed!! Our guide Pica (Jose) was incredible and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped my the Venado caves on my way to the west coast and I am glad I took the detour. The tour was a lot of fun and a good workout as well. The guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to show me everything even though I was a solo tourist. You will get wet and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome experience of exploring a cave system. The ride is a bit out the way and the road can be bumpy, but totally worth it! The total cost, including pictures with a professional, is a fraction of the price when you drive on your own. I think of the many things I did in Costa Rica, this... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was the highlight of our trip. Our guide was wonderful and fun and the tour was adventurous and challenging. We could not have asked for a better experience!

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Copley, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was the highlight of our Costa Rican adventure. We went in the caves with myself, husband and 3 boys (8,10,13). It was completely amazing. Saw scorpion spiders, crabs, bats, etc. First, wear old clothes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty. You will be soaked. Also, wear water shoes of some sort. They will give you boots if... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

These caves are very cool, and you get to really experience them in a way that you don't get to experience a lot of caves in the US -- nothing is roped off, and it can't be, because you have to crawl and climb and squeeze through holes to get though the cave! Definitely plan to get wet and bring... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We loved this tour and kept thinking about it the rest of our trip to Costa Rica. We booked through a travel agency and were planning on going to Rio Celeste but due to heavy rain that changed the water brown, had to change plans. We were definitely bummed at first and I was a bit skeptical since I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We didn't know what to expect especially after ATM cave in Belize it would be hard to match but we had a good time . You can use their rubber boots if you don't have the appropriate shoes . You will get wet and dirty but it all add to the fun . You will get in some very tight... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had a blast on this tour! We've both spelunked in other countries, yet found this to be our favorite adventure so far. Wear water shoes and skip the boots. recommend long pants- I wore yoga pants and it was perfect for the rock wall scaling. Definitely accept all the challenges offered-- you will be so glad you did!

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