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Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna
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Venado Caves and La Fortuna Waterfall from San Jose
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  • Average3%
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“rubber boots” (45 reviews)
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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"rubber boots"
in 45 reviews
"birth canal"
in 31 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 54 reviews
"water shoes"
in 26 reviews
"waterproof camera"
in 23 reviews
"underground river"
in 10 reviews
"tight spots"
in 10 reviews
"la fortuna"
in 37 reviews
"cave walls"
in 7 reviews
"costa rica"
in 38 reviews
"different routes"
in 5 reviews
"per person"
in 23 reviews
"an adventure"
in 17 reviews
"water level"
in 5 reviews
"comfort zone"
in 7 reviews
"gravel road"
in 7 reviews
"booked this tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was so fun! We saw spiders, crawled in tiny spaces, and got SOAKING wet. Definitely a great experience and fun for the whole family! If you are claustrophobic, DON'T WORRY! Some of the tight spaces are optional and we were with someone who...More

Thank Destinie S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Caves are small so you won’t be impressed by the sheer size of it but it’s fun to go through all the tight, small spots. At $28 a person it is overpriced though. Don’t pay a tour company $80 a person, just drive there yourself...More

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Our tour guide, Victor, was really into it the entire time. Be ready to get wet, get hot, climb, crawl on all fours and sweat in this 90/120-minute tour! If you are close to Arenal or Fortuna, consider going to Venado...More

1  Thank JimmyJimCR
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I explored the caves with our two boys (6 & 8yrs). I was a bit worried about being claustrophobic but not once did I feel overwhelmed or worried. It was a complete adventure for all of us. Our guide (Alonso) was incredible,...More

Thank adamyeats
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We made the trip without a reservation and were quickly set up with our guide. Personal service, informative fun guide. What an experience! More rugged an experience than a similar excursion in Mexico - this felt more adventurous. Physically you may want to be somewhat...More

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

First off, it should be noted that GPS navigation will not work if you are trying to get here! The directions on the website should be followed to get here from La Fortuna! This was a super exciting adventure into the caves! It was definitely...More

2  Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

To get there was a little bit tricky. If you drive by yourself and offline Google map is your GPS, you will find yourself lost in a small village when the GPS tells you DONE the trip. No worries, just keep driving straight on the...More

Thank asyouknowalways
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The cave itself is a really unique place -and a one of a kind adventure if you are not caver. But before you go there you should look at the pictures here - it is wet, dirty and very narrow, you have to squeeze through...More

Thank Markus P
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited the caves whilst on holiday with our two young children (aged 10 and 7) and have to say that this was one of our favourite things we did. Although we were all very nervous at the start we all absolutely loved it by...More

Thank Clare T
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience- the guide was wonderful and provided a personalized experience. Our group was only three people including my husband and I! And our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Most of this Caving experience is pretty relaxed once you get the...More

Thank Legacy4tr
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Fransheska T
11 June 2018|
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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
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Joe M
8 April 2018|
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Response from nataliev756 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe you should allow two hours to get there, as it's quite a long drive. The guide will give you the pick-up times in advance anyway. Hope it helps
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Chantel F
16 January 2018|
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Response from rxgirl | Reviewed this property |
I think 2 hours is about right.
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