Venado Caves

La Fortuna
7:30 AM, 1:00 PM
4 hours ( approx. )
Starting from
$80 Per person

Tour overview

  • Explore a fascinating system of underground caves and passages
  • Spectacular rock formations, waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites
  • Safety gear provided
  • Experienced guide and small groups
  • Morning and afternoon tours available

Costa Rica is a treasure trove of natural wonders that attract visitors from around the world. Among these gems are the stunning Venado Caves, a must-visit destination for any adventure-seeking traveler.

Located in the Arenal Volcano area (1 hour from La Fortuna), Venado Caves is a fascinating system of underground caves and passages that offer an unforgettable experience. The caves are a geological masterpiece, formed over millions of years by the slow erosion of limestone by flowing water.

The Venado Caves system is extensive, stretching for over 1.5 miles and featuring an intricate network of chambers, tunnels, and waterfalls. As you explore the caves, you'll come across spectacular rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites that have formed over thousands of years.

Exploring the Venado Caves is not for the faint-hearted. The caves are dark, wet, and can be challenging to navigate.
However, the effort is worth it, as the caves offer a unique and rewarding experience that few other destinations can match.

What to Expect on a Venado Caves Tour

The Venado Caves tour is led by experienced guides who will provide you with all the necessary equipment and safety gear. 
As you enter the caves, you'll be immediately struck by the darkness and the eerie silence. The guides will provide you with headlamps, which will illuminate the path ahead.

The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the "Cathedral", a massive chamber that is over 160 feet high. The chamber is home to a stunning waterfall that cascades down from the ceiling, creating a magical and awe-inspiring atmosphere.

Get ready for a unique experience and to get wet and dirty as you explore this incredible underground world! At the end of the tour, a delicious seasonal fruit snack awaits you for refreshment before we start our return journey.


  • Experienced bilingual guide
  • Transportation from/to the hotel with A/C & Wifi on vans
  • Entrance fee
  • Equipment
  • Snacks
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Towels

Things to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camara
  • Clothes to get wet in
  • Secure shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable clothing



Venado Caves
La Fortuna

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  • - Price is per person
  • - 13% sales tax will be added upon booking
  • - Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
  • - Child rate ($48) is for children 8-11 years old
  • - Minimum age: 8 years
  • - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • - Good physical condition is required for this tour
  • - Not recommended for pregnant women, individuals with back or heart problems, or other serious medical conditions.
  • - Due to the uneven terrain, this tour is not suitable for guests with walking disabilities or other motor impairments.
  • - The tour is bilingual in English and Spanish
  • - Transportation from most hotels is included in the price. If your hotel is far from downtown La Fortuna or the road to the Arenal Volcano, additional pick-up costs may apply. Please inquire at the time of booking.
  • - The departure times are approximate and we will send you the exact pickup time.


  • - Cancellations or changes to the booking are possible until 24 hours before departure. After that, the full booking price will be charged in any case.
  • - If a participant does not appear at the agreed time at the agreed place, we can wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of non-appearance, the full booking price will be charged.


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