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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. He pointed out many things we would have walked right by. Boots and helmets are provided. There is a short walk before the mouth of the cave. We hired the photographer who took great pictures and...More

Thank Bryan603
Reviewed June 3, 2017

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 man! He was knowledgeable and had a great sense...More

Thank celinanjimenez15
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

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 our perspective

1  Thank Norman C
Reviewed April 25, 2017

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 (bat droppings), and had some different wildlife. I was surprised...More

2  Thank Alyx F
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We have visited many caves in the US, and it's always like a museum: "Don't touch" "Stay behind the barrier" " Follow the lighted path", etc. We wanted an experience where we could actually crawl, feel, shimmy, wade through the natural cave--without all the artificial...More

1  Thank Hoovitz
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

The title may put you off but what fun! One tight tunnel to go through and spiders on the walls at the start but too much fun. Bit of a hike down to the caves. Guides make it really good and very interesting.

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This was our kids first real caving experience and it was excellent. You are walking through the shallow, underground river for most of the experience. You will get wet and dirty but are provided with boots (if you don't have your own water shoes) and...More

Thank Elizabethvisits
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I loved everything about going with Ecoterra on this cave excursion! The cave itself was beautiful both inside and out. I would NOT recommend going through this cave if you have a fear of small, tight spaces, because in order to get to some of...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Our guide, Victor, was excellent, but don't expect many formations. The cave tour is an obstacle course with several tight squeezes and crawls. In March the water level was below waist-high throughout for an average adult. Kids will enjoy. We thought the highlight was some...More

Thank StudentForLife
Reviewed March 8, 2017

The caves were an adventure to get to but so worth it! The caves were amazing, our tour guide Victor even more so. Awesome animals and a good challenge to get through. I would recommend this to anyone who is not afraid of getting wet,...More

Thank Allison D
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June 11, 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
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September 14, 2016|
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Response from atomic r | Reviewed this property |
The hotel will be able to help you book transportation.
December 27, 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.