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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cave was in pretty good shape and the tour was very nice. We got to climb in areas and waded through deep water in other areas of the cave which was optional. There was a variety of bats and other wildlife that was pointed...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

During our trip to Costa Rica, my Special Lady & I vowed to mix up our relaxation with a commitment to adventure. So, during our stay at Arenal we decided to compliment our experience by getting down & dirty with a "spelunking" tour in the...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed September 4, 2017

**HEADS UP** - The caves themselves look fantastic at first, but can only be as good as the guide you're touring with, Unfortunately for my girlfriend and I,we ended up with a terrible guide. As you may already know from reading various reviews about this...More

2  Thank Adrien T
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

The Caves were dark, damp, and full of terrors...but what a great time! You get to squish through tight spaces, crawl through water, hold giant spiders, put your hands in guano (unintentionally, as it is everywhere), and get swarmed by bats. For two people and...More

Thank jessedm42
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This is the real deal when it comes to caving. It is truly exploring a cave in its natural state- no handrails, flood lights, safely precautions (other than a helmet).... My kids LOVED it. You will get very wet, a little muddy, and push yourself...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The tour was amazing and the guide did a great job until he touched me two times in an inappropriate way when he wanted to help me. I´m a good climber and would have found a safe place even without his help. I slipped not....More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Great trip and Elvis was an excellent guide. We went in May 2017, not sure why this review did not post and was left in drafts. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in getting us through the tight squeeze areas. Would not recommend for...More

Thank Carol I
Reviewed August 4, 2017

My husband and daughter were picked up at our hotel by the guide that took them through the cave. When you arrive there is a little shop where you can buy shirts. After a 10-15 minute hike, you come to the cave entrance. My husband...More

Thank Jade M
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Our guide was fabulous- mainer Guzman Torres kept us at ease and was so knowledgeable. This was definitely the highlight of our trip!

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed June 19, 2017

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

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August 11, 2017|
Response from Hoovitz | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use knee pads at all. 3 adults, 2 kids and we wore shorts.
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
Jenny C
September 14, 2016|
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Response from atomic r | Reviewed this property |
The hotel will be able to help you book transportation.