Venado Caverns Tour from San José

Venado Caverns Tour  from San José
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$90
Duration: 12 hours
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Description

The Venado Caverns are safe and easily accessible so that just about anyone can enjoy touring them. During the 1.5-hour tour, travel through narrow passages that give way to larger chambers that house marine fossils, bats, spiders, and crickets.

  • Explore the unique water currents, ecosystems and rock formations in Venado Caverns.
  • See different species like bats, spiders, crabs, insects and fish.
  • Walk and crawl through 4 caves that are extremely narrow.

The caverns are located about 3 km east of the town of Venado and 45 minutes from La Fortuna. They were first discovered by the Guatusos aborigines, who have lived in the region for many years. The unique water currents, ecosystems and rock formations in the caves date back hundreds of thousands of years.
For many years, the Venado Caverns were under the sea and they later emerged due to plate tectonic movement, even though the tectonic movement provoked the rising of the caverns only 10 of the 450 are accessible. 

Its tunnels and chambers are formed by limestone and decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and coral remains. The caverns are home to different species like spiders, crabs, insects and fish. A species that is suspected to have been living in the caverns for hundreds of years are bats, there are thousands of them hanging from the ceiling.
This tour is ideal for those who have an adventurous spirit since you will definitely get muddy walking and crawling through 4 caves that are extremely narrow; you will also see a river that crosses the caverns along with a waterfall.

The Venado Caverns are safe and easily accessible so that just about anyone can enjoy touring them. During the 1.5-hour tour, travel through narrow passages that give way to larger chambers that house marine fossils, bats, spiders, and crickets.

  • Explore the unique water currents, ecosystems and rock formations in Venado Caverns.
  • See different species like bats, spiders, crabs, insects and fish.
  • Walk and crawl through 4 caves that are extremely narrow.