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Venado Caves and La Fortuna Waterfall from San Jose
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did this tour, when our volcano hike was canceled. Arenal national park had closed the trails for the first time in 10 years due to heavy rain. So, the tour company asks us do you want to go caving? What else did we have...More

Thank Travelwithnise
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We just turned up and 20 mins later we were putting our boots and hats on. You get wet, squeeze through small holes in the dark, watch vampire bats above your head, but all in total security. No health and safety officer here, and thats...More

2  Thank NeilGalloway0712
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We did this excursion with Desafio Adventures (whom I highly recommend doing excursions with). It was a lot of fun and some of the holes that we had to squeeze through were pretty tight. There was even a huge waterfall inside the cave that we...More

Thank BabyBlueJeff
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I went to the venado caves by following gps coordinates from a previous post. You do get down and dirty in the cave, but it is a different experience compared to the other activities. Our group chose to do the more adventurous route where you...More

1  Thank Natalia G
Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hubby and I decided to do this on a recent trip. We'd spent alot of time exploring the rainforest and those sorts of pursuits earlier on the trip, so wanted to do something a little different. My husband had never been in a true...More

5  Thank TravelGirlBlogs
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Background: As part of a 3-week volcano trek across Central America, our tour group went "spelunking" -- that's a nice word for cave exploring -- at a privately-owned cave inside the Arenal Volcano National Park. We arrived at the site where a sign says: "The...More

16  Thank Eternal_Nomad_12
Reviewed June 5, 2014

This tour was overall a fun experience. It's the rainy season so the caves didn't smell bad or feel stagnant. We didn't have masks but we did have the helmet and rubber boots, there really was a lot of water running through so those boots...More

1  Thank cjolly03
Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I traveled by ATV from our hotel through the country-side to Venado Caves! It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! We had a personal tour guide who let us choose which routes (difficult) we wanted to take through the cave! We had...More

2  Thank Chris P
Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you've ever been curious about the inside of caves, this is the tour for you. You will walk through water, crawl around tight caverns, swim through water, see wonderful stalagmites, spiders, and bats. They provide rubber boots and helmets with lights. Our tour guide...More

Thank lovetotravel0510
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We drove to the caves after leaving Arenal and on our way to Rincon De La Vieja National Park. We drove the back way to Rincon and it was a beautiful drive without having to back track!!! When my husband and I drove up to...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.