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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

Venado Caves (Cavernas de Venado)

  • 45 mins north of La Fortuna and 20 mins southeast of San Rafael Map It
  • La Fortuna
  • Cave

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In 1945 a farmer in the mountain hamlet of Venado fell into a hole, and thus discovered these eight subterranean limestone chambers extending about 2½ km (1½ miles). Sunset Tours runs trips. If you're not claustrophobic, willing to get wet, and don't mind bats—think carefully—this could be the ticket for you. Rubber boots, flashlights, and helmets are provided.

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45 mins north of La Fortuna and 20 mins southeast of San Rafael, La Fortuna, 21010, Costa Rica

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  • $80
  • Tours at 8 and 2


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