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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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The caves were really a once in a lifetime experience. I had no idea what to expect when we got there. Definitely wear clothes you don't care about, because there are areas where... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2014
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Lakeland, Florida

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The caves were really a once in a lifetime experience. I had no idea what to expect when we got there. Definitely wear clothes you don't care about, because there are areas where you crawl on the ground in cave water. It was scary being down there in the complete dark but pretty awesome. Parts of the caves were thousands... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

My friends , Guia Johnny rocks. For this reason I tell you, enthusiastic , bright and knowledgable, and willing to dispense his knowledge in pretty good broken English are how I describe him. He has lots of patience for non-Spanish speakers and stupid questions. We saw crickets, scorpions, vampire and fruit bats, live crab, fossil of turtles and other sea... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Amazing people, amazing hike through the caves. You will get dirty, but that is part of the adventure. We emailed the email address from a previous post on this site - took them on average 12 hours to reply, and were helpful. The morning we hiked (Feb 29th) there was a group of 40 that took the tour. We arrived... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I emailed the guys who run the cave in advance so they knew we were coming. The tour started as soon as we changed into our swimsuits and shorts. We asked for the more adventurous tour. My husband, sister, her fiance, my parents, and I (ages 18-50) were all totally capable of the more adventurous tour with the help of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I don't know where other people got the tour priced at 20$ per person. Good for them! We paid 75 per person, and it was still worth it! Boots, helmet and light are provided by the organization. Be ready to creep and crawl, even go partly underwater (never totally, don't get scared!). This is not the typical cave with platforms... More 

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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We heard from some of the locals that the Venado Caves were a must visit for the adventurous types. There are tours to the caves that you can sign up for at your hotel. However, we decided, since we had a car, to venture out to find the caves ourselves and save the hassle that can sometimes accompany those organized... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

One of the main reasons we even decided to venture to the Arenal area was to visit these rustic caves and we are mighty glad we did. Not the hyper crowded, asphalt lined, colored lighted caves you get here in the US but strap on a helmet with attached flashlight and get ready to experience a natural dark, bat and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My boyfriend and I booked through our hotel the day before. We paid more than we should have but it was a fantastic time. We had Manuel as our personal guide. He didn't speak English very well, luckily I had a translator. The tour was a mix of McDonald's playhouse, rock climbing, water park, and Batman's cave! Definitely check it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We visited the caves with a great guide. We didn't think of making a reservation so we joined another group. We had a lot of fun. Interesting bugs and bats. We switched off our flashlight to experiment the complete darkness of the cave. If you have a good headlamp that goes in the water, bring it because the ones they... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The caves were my families FAVORITE activity while in Costa Rica! There were 5 of us, including my 3 kids ages 18, 10, 9. I was hesitant to tell them too much about the activity prior to arriving because I didn't want them to freak about the bats and critters they'd see inside, but they were totally gung ho! It's... More 

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