Venado Caves, San Rafael de Guatuso

#11 of 14 in Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
Cave · Nature / 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 San Rafael de Guatuso using our San Rafael de Guatuso holiday maker.
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  • The caves are well worth a stop if you're in the La Fortuna area! My husband and I visited in Sept 2021, and got a chance to squeeze through tight spaces, crawl through water, and climb up rocks to...  more »
  • So fun! Very thrilling experience! Would definitely recommend and I would do it again! I thought I would be very claustrophobic but actually wasn’t so bad, anyone could do it!  more »

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