Cavernas del Venado, Alajuela

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  • Loved looking at the huge spiders and bats! Learned a lot about the cave during the tour. A few tight spaces but I'm claustrophobic and I was able to do it. You will get extremely wet and dirty so be....  more »
  • This was amazing. The video on their website is pretty accurate - some walking but also crawling & one v tight squeeze through a tunnel. They provide rubber boots & there are showers for afterwards...  more »
  • Great excursion. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the cave, saw giant spiders, dozens of bats, scorpion spider, cave crickets and cave fish. Had to squeeze through some real tight spaces and crawl on hands and knees through water which was a good workout and fun. If you have water shoes bring them, otherwise they can give you boots. Even though your boots will get filled with water you may want to wear socks just to prevent blisters (those boots rubbed me in a bad way). The helmet with lights they provide were very nice. This place didn't take credit cards, they did offer a photography service but the guy wanted $40 despite a sign saying it was $20 so we declined and took one phone in with us in a zip lock bag. I think our pics turned out OK. They have lots of showers to clean up at the end. Bring a change of clothes. They also have a restaurant and a nice pool (we did not eat there).
  • What a fun place to visit! Totally worth the trip and money. Heads up, you will have to walk through water, some of it may come as high as your knees. We used the rubber boots they provided but the water level was high enough it poured over the top into the boots. That didn't detract from our fun, but we would have taken off our socks before putting on the boots had we known. Most of our party wore keen type sandals (NOT flip flops) and they did great. Our EcoTerra guide was very knowledgeable. He talked about the cave creatures and local plants and was fun, relaxed and made everyone feel safe. We saw spiders, bats, crickets, frogs and a little lizard. Be ready to get wet, a little dirty and have some serious fun. They have clean showers and bathrooms to get cleaned up in after the adventure. Recommended for the adventurous person who is not claustrophobic.
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