Venado Caves, Arenal Volcano National Park

4.7
#11 of 13 in Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
The vast system of Venado Caves in all likelihood dates back more than 15 million years. The eight chambers of the limestone cavern stretch for almost 3 km (1.8 mi), and are filled with interesting rock formations. On a guided tour, you'll see underground streams and waterfalls, as well as stalactites, stalagmites, marine fossils, bats, and frogs. Tours include a flashlight, boots, and a tasty meal, but bring a change of clothes as you will get wet while crossing the water curtains. Arrange to visit Venado Caves and other attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park using our Arenal Volcano National Park holiday maker .
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  • Really good cave tour with two young kids, 7 and 10. Was worried how the 7 year old would take it and she baulked at the first tight squeeze, but after that she did all of the tricky bits (she was esp...  more »
  • We did just about every touristy thing you can think of in La Fortuna and this was probably the highlight of our trip! It was an easy hour drive to the Venado Caves. We emailed ahead of time and told ...  more »
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