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“Nice cave, but super short tour.”

Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Nicoya
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Owner description: This park is best known for its well-preserved limestone caves.
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3 reviews
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“Nice cave, but super short tour.”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Would have been great if it was more like an hour or two or three in the cave. They really talk up this area with its 40 some cave entrances and miles of caverns, then limit the general public to about 200-300 ft total in a tour that takes 30 minutes to finish. Thats BS in my book. It takes a good deal of effort ($28 PP, driving and hiking) just to get the entrance of the cave, at least give me a nice long time underground surrounded by the amazing white formations and corals (yes, very cool) after I make that effort. My wife and I have been in Jewel and Wind cave in the States and another cave system in Budapest Hungary. This tour was super short in comparison. But that 200 or 300ft you do get to see is amazing. Maybe next time I'll try to pre-arrange a real "speleological" tour of another cave in the system. Oh, and bring your Spanish skills because the nice old man leading the tour below ground did not speak any English (not sure if its the same guide all the time).

Visited March 2012
3 Thank wedgy007
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New Bern, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a hoot! Loved it!”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

I totally agree with Merilove, the place is awesome! We went early and were the first ones in the caves for the day - a good move as several folks showed up after us. The guides are amazing - very safety oriented and patient. We had two guides to ourselves! Please make sure you tip them. Absolutely loved it. Don't bother doing just the walk without the cave tour. Tons of monkeys, medicinal plants, a toucan, incredible views. Just wow. We decided to do this on a whim and glad we did.

Visited December 2011
2 Thank Carol C
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Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great park and caves!”
Reviewed December 21, 2010

Take a tour (hire a tour guide-mandatory) and go down to the cave for $26/per person! Well worth it and make sure to wear good shoes as it's slippery. A little scary if you have a fear of heights but really amazing experience and great view point after a little hike.

1 Thank Méryl D
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