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Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna
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Unique Caving Experience

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... read more

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Alyx F
Marietta, Georgia

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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 to see plants growing deep into the cave from some sunlight that trickled in from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 lights & staircases. All we had on this tour was a headlamp & helmet. They... More 

Thank Hoovitz
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a headlamp and helmet. The guide (I think it was Victor) was very knowledgable. The... More 

Thank Elizabethvisits
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the coolest places in the cave, you have to crawl and squeeze through some seriously... More 

Thank Joy M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 wildlife which included bats, a large cave spider, a crab, and fish. There are a... More 

Thank StudentForLife
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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, dirty and into small spaces!

Thank Allison D
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This was a last minute add to our itinerary in Costa Rica. We did have a challenge finding the caves because there are no signs. But the locals in the town Venado were very happy to help us. We were the only ones on our tour (2 of us) and it was great. Jhony was our guide and he was... More 

Thank Tucson M
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience- the guest was wonderful and provided a personalized experience. Our group was only three people including my husband and I! And our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Most of this Caving experience is pretty mellow once you get the hang of walking on the slippery footing (water shoes necessary). But, some spaces where quite... More 

Thank Legacy4tr
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017

This was quite difficult to find. It is a few minutes away from the town of Venado and we opted to try a shortcut and not use the main highway. (Side roads are a mistake due to very poor road conditions) Once at Venado Caves, the staff are very helpful and supply helmets, rubber boots and headlamps for the trek.... More 

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