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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to caves before where you walk and take photos of interesting formations. This is not that experience. At Venado Caves, you get to explore as if you were the first one going through the cave system. You will be walking through a stream...More

Thank StormyMarin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Venado caves was great! Henry, our guide, was very knowledgeable and pointed out really interesting information through the tour. Definitely not for people who have claustrophobia, unfortunately for them because it is so exciting to go through the smaller tunnels and under the...More

Thank Danyboy8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A true adventure. Delve deep into old caves, see coral formations, stalagmites & stalagtites, bats, giant scorpion spiders, beautiful rock erosions formed over thousands of years. Wade through muddy water, twist and stretch to traverse narrow passages, experience true darkness, feel the chill air. An...More

Thank CdnSKO
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

One our favorite activities near La Fortuna! We took a tour through Eco Terra. Minor was our guide and he was great! It was a lot more strenuous than we imagined it would be. You crawl on your hands and knees through water, and squeeze...More

1  Thank christybrasher
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had a great experience at the Venado caves. Our guide Daniel made us feel completely at ease, even when we needed to squeeze through some pretty small gaps and climb up in the cave. We saw lots of bats, underground waterfalls and generally had...More

Thank Becky93E
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I went with my two kids and 25yr old nephew. I got such a great workout and yes, there were areas that were tough to get through/climb and I did it (I am not in shape so this was great)! My kids are fearless so...More

Thank HanniaNYC
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I cant explain the feeling! I had adventures like bungee jumping, sky swing, volcano tour, hot springs all in Costa Rica and this is the best activity I had! It was raining when we went there, the water was a bit high but still manageable....More

Thank corinc368
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The cave and the tour by Alonzo were extraordinary. The experience going through some of the tight places was very unique. The river flowing in the cave and the waterfall (and whats behind it are surprising as well. With the help of Alonzo we spotted...More

1  Thank Almog A
Reviewed 4 August 2018

the caves were beautiful, our guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable, funny and made us feel very comfortable.

Thank yanya2017
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Our group of 9 had a wonderful tour with our guide, Alonzo. The cave was much more expansive then I imagined. We made our way through all the tight spaces - some of us laughing, some smiling, some nervous - but we all did it...More

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3 July 2018|
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Response from Remco O | Reviewed this property |
We went today with a 4 and 6 year old and it was perfect. The kids fiund it less scary then we did. Our guide was super helpfull with our youngest one. So it is a bit challenging, but it is so worth it! Super cool thing to do
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11 June 2018|
Response from nataliev756 | Reviewed this property |
HI, it depends on the company you are going with and the location from where you are going- the prices you mention are about the same we paid. The driving distance was about an hour, so if you are in a group of 3-4 people it... More