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Venado Caves

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This was my first time going spelunking. I did not have high expectations when I first went in but I was pleasantly surprised with my experience. I've never seen anything like these caves before and it was an indescribable experience. The tour guide was very...More

1  Thank Mara M
Reviewed 13 March 2014

The caves were something I never could experience in Florida. I have never done anything like going into the caves, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. They give you a pair of water boots and a helmet with a light on it. You...More

2  Thank JoeNuccio92
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The caves were really a once in a lifetime experience. I had no idea what to expect when we got there. Definitely wear clothes you don't care about, because there are areas where you crawl on the ground in cave water. It was scary being...More

Thank leahalex7
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

My friends , Guia Johnny rocks. For this reason I tell you, enthusiastic , bright and knowledgable, and willing to dispense his knowledge in pretty good broken English are how I describe him. He has lots of patience for non-Spanish speakers and stupid questions. We...More

3  Thank Enrique C
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Amazing people, amazing hike through the caves. You will get dirty, but that is part of the adventure. We emailed the email address from a previous post on this site - took them on average 12 hours to reply, and were helpful. The morning we...More

6  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I emailed the guys who run the cave in advance so they knew we were coming. The tour started as soon as we changed into our swimsuits and shorts. We asked for the more adventurous tour. My husband, sister, her fiance, my parents, and I...More

1  Thank Beikaaa
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I don't know where other people got the tour priced at 20$ per person. Good for them! We paid 75 per person, and it was still worth it! Boots, helmet and light are provided by the organization. Be ready to creep and crawl, even go...More

4  Thank Nachisimo
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We heard from some of the locals that the Venado Caves were a must visit for the adventurous types. There are tours to the caves that you can sign up for at your hotel. However, we decided, since we had a car, to venture out...More

4  Thank chadwick52
Reviewed 24 January 2014

One of the main reasons we even decided to venture to the Arenal area was to visit these rustic caves and we are mighty glad we did. Not the hyper crowded, asphalt lined, colored lighted caves you get here in the US but strap on...More

2  Thank Keimanu
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My boyfriend and I booked through our hotel the day before. We paid more than we should have but it was a fantastic time. We had Manuel as our personal guide. He didn't speak English very well, luckily I had a translator. The tour was...More

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11 June 2017|
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Response from Joy M | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure if there is an alternative route through the cave :( The birth canal was definitely the tightest spot, but there were definitely other parts when you had to crawl on your hands and knees through shallow water... More
Jenny C
14 September 2016|
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Response from atomic r | Reviewed this property |
The hotel will be able to help you book transportation.
27 December 2015|
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Response from atomic r | Reviewed this property |
There's a passage called the birth canal that he probably won't fit through. I'm 190 and barely made it. Doesn't matter, there's an alternate route your guide will take you on.