Guided tour

From San Carlos: Venado Caves Small Group Spelunking Tour

Activity provider: Ecoterra Costa Rica
Guided tour

From San Carlos: Venado Caves Small Group Spelunking Tour

Activity provider: Ecoterra Costa Rica
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From US$ 102.35 US$ 81.88 per person

Head inside the earth on your visit to Costa Rica, and experience the caves, the underground trails, rivers, and sea beds, and the many rock formations of the Venado Caves. You’ll be led by a certified nature guide on this half-day spelunking adventure.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Transfers are included from hotels in Zone 1, including La Fortuna Town, Arenal Country, Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Los Lagos, Volcano Lodge, Volcano Inn, Arenal Springs, Arenal Manoa, Arenal Paraíso, Montaña de Fuego, Kokoro, Campo Verde, Carlos Lodge, Tacotal, Kioro, Tabacón, Mountain Paradise, Arenal Nayara, Villas Eco Arenal, Silencio del Campo, Royal Corin, Baldi Hot Springs, La Pradera del Arenal, Magic Mountain, and Lomas del Volcan. For hotels in Zone 2 a fee of USD 39.00 is added for transfers. This rate is per service for 1-6 persons at hotels in Arenal, El Tanque Airport, Lost Iguana, Arenal Lodge, El Bosque, and The Springs Resort. For transfers from hotels in Zone 3, the additional charge is USD 48.00. This includes Arenal Observatorio Lodge, hotels in El Castillo, hotels in Chachagua, and hotels in Muelle.


  • Follow trails inside the earth with a nature guide on this spelunking adventure
  • Discover underground rivers and sea beds exposed now after thousands or millions of years
  • Experience a vast array of rock formations, grottoes, chambers, and prehistoric marine fossils.
Full description
After appreciating the natural of beauty of Costa Rica and its rainforests above ground, this activity gives you the opportunity to explore what’s beneath the earth. A certified nature guide will take you on underground trails that lead through grottos and chambers on this half-day spelunking adventure. Enter a labyrinth of ancient underground rivers and sea beds, all accessible now after being hidden for thousands of years. Some of the most common rock formations inside the caves are stalactites and stalagmites, and yet they create the most amazing shapes. A great colony of bats inhabits the caves, as do a multitude of spiders and crabs. Experience a very different side of Costa Rica and get ready to get wet and dirty as you explore the astounding underground world.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Entrance fee
  • Certified nature guide
  • Water
  • Flashlight, mask, helmet, and supportive information materials
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • To operate, the tour requires a minimum of 2 persons paying as adults.
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Absolutely amazing! Be prepared to get soaked and there are showers there so bring a change of clothes!

January 9, 2022

April 11, 2021

Product ID: 38200