Venado Caves Spelunking Tour from La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Venado Caves Spelunking Tour

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Starting at
Cost per person
Departure place
Arenal Volcano Area Hotels
Departure time
8:00 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. approx.
Tour Duration
4 hours approx.
Tour difficulty
Mid - High


  • Explore ancient caves of the Arenal Volcano area
  • Observe unique geologic formations
  • Discover the rare wildlife that inhabits the caves
  • Learn about geologic processes of Costa Rica
  • Experience a thrilling underground adventure


  • Round trip transportation from most of the Arenal-La Fortuna area hotels
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Safety equipment
  • Snacks

Tour Description

Explore unique caves of Costa Rica, on this Venado Caves Spelunking Tour. This amazing adventure starts when you get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle at the time of your preference (morning or afternoon tour), and then you will travel to “Venado de San Carlos” where this tour takes place.

Upon arrival to Venado, your expert naturalist guide will provide the equipment needed for this adventure, as well as the safety guidelines and instructions to participate in this unique tour. Walk inside the famous Venado Caves over a clear-water stream that comes from the internal part of the cave, this is the first impressive sight that you will experience as you start this trip.

As you continue walking inside the cave, learn about the geologic formations observed with your expert naturalist guide, who will share interesting information about the formation of Costa Rica. As you continue with your journey, discover the rare wildlife that lives underground, and their amazing ability to adapt to the difficult conditions underneath the ground.

Continue this interesting trip by observing amazing geologic formations of stalactites and stalagmites, including a visit to the “Big Papaya”, the most famous formation at this particular cave. At the end of your hike of this Venado Caves Spelunking Tour, you will receive a snack at the welcome center, and then you will be taken back to your hotel. 


Special Notes

All participants on this Venado Caves Spelunking Tour must be in a good physical condition since the terrain is challenging as walking-crawling inside the caves.

This tour is not recommended for people who suffer claustrophobia or similar conditions.

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