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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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Amazing underground expedition

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
403Melissa1971
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Calgary, Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the caves from Tiliran on lake Arenal-- took us about 90 minutes but was so worth it. Our guide Henry was great - knowledgeable, patient with our limited Spanish, and attentive to our abilities. The caves were spectacular- we kept saying we'd never be able to get this kind of a tour in the states...too many liabilities,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had someone come and pick us up from our hotel, and drop us off after visiting the caves. They provided a little melon snack with water after the tour. It was a good price, and got the professional photos taken and a CD with the photos for 25$. Some of the photos were over exposed. During dry season, you... More 

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Thank Megann F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time doing this! We have caves where we are but you can't touch anything and it's all concrete walkways. This was completely different. I love crawling through the water and climbing in the caves. Highly recommend this but definitely take a change of clothes and don't wear anything you care too much about!

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Thank Stephanie S
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Venado caverns are a fun and exciting distraction from hiking the Costa Rican rainforest surrounding the Arenal volcano. Of course you are going to get wet and you can't be too squeamish about tight spaces. One of the highlights of my entire trip was getting to see a Glass Treefrog near the mouth of Venado caves. I have seen treefrogs... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were traveling Costa Rica during the slow season and stumbled across the Venado caves, which turned out to be one of the cheapest attractions, as well as the most rewarding! Wear old clothes, and bring an extra set to change into afterwards. They have very clean shower houses and a pool to cool off in! I would also highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 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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Thank CarlinTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 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 September 29, 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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Thank Ryan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 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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