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San Jose

Full day adventures Venado Caverns and Hot Springs in Arenal from San Jose

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What to Expect
Some history points about the Venado Caverns.

The Vendado Caverns were formed approximately about 3 million years ago, they are located upon a tectonic plate fault. There are unique water currents, ecosystems and rock formations in the caves dating back hundreds of thousands of years. Even though the natives were aware of the caverns existence they were not formally explored until the 1960´s by a Mr. Robert Vergenes who was a French explorer. These caverns are home to different species like spiders, crabs, insects and fish, even though the tectonic movement provoked the rising of the caverns only 10 of the 450 are accesible.

Inside the caverns.

As you travel through the narrow pathways you will notice they are humid and dark which are not ideal for toddlers, disabled people or anyone who suffers from claustrofobia. Fast drying attire is essential considering the wet and humid environment along with the dripping water from the limestone and the river which runs through the caverns.

Species within the caverns

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. You will also see spiders which have adapted to the the darkness and humid atmosphere. In addition, there are marine fossils that can be easily detected and you may also see some monochromatic fish and frogs.

Hot springs

The trip to the hot springs is to close out the day and unwind by soaking in hot waters to help loosen up muscles and enjoy the temperature and steam from the thermal waters of the Arenal volcano. The waters are filled with high minerals content which is good for therapeutic and medical uses.
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Important Information
Departure Point
We will pick you up at your Hotel in San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia or Cartago
Departure Time
8:00 AM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Equipment
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Necessary attire: Pants, waterproof shoes, T-Shirt, change of clothes and towels
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Costa Rica Itinerary
52 reviews
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Awesome trip!
We took a day tour because after this we went to bocas. We hesitated if it was worth the trouble. Because you
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Nicole H
Easy to find
It was easy to find out driver, helped with our luggage. Driver was very nice, pointed out things on the way to
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Rebecca H
Beautiful day to snorkel!
Our trip was extraordinary. Lots of different fish to see and the caves were amazing. Thanks to Freddy and the
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Beatrix K
Experienced and knowledgeable
We felt in good hands, seen animals we would have otherwise never spotted, learned a lot from the knowledgeable
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Fantastic tour with lots of Quetzales spotted!
I am not a bird watcher, but was work a friend who is passionate about birding. We both loved this tour! It was
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Great tour, great guide
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Severely disappointed, book through land of love directly!!!!
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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