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

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

In 1945 a farmer in the mountain hamlet of Venado fell into a hole, and thus discovered these subterranean limestone chambers extending about 2½ km (1½ miles). 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. If you want to capture the adventure, consider hiring their on-site photographer to follow you through the 10 caves. Most La Fortuna–based tour companies run trips to Venado Caves for about $80.

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

/2478–8008

Sight Details:

  • entrance $22; lunch $8; photographer $20

Published 06/18/2015

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