Santa Cruz

Caving tour & hiking at Barra Honda national park

Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

From USD 220.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go underground in Costa Rica on a caving adventure at Barra Honda National Park. Using special spelunking equipment, descend deep into a pair of caves formed 60 million years ago and filled with fascinating rock formations. Back in the light of day, look for wildlife including capuchin monkeys as you hike through the forest, and recharge with a delicious Costa Rican lunch.
  • Explore two ancient cave systems in Guanacaste with a caving guide
  • Complete vertical descents and inclined hikes using professional equipment
  • Look for deer, monkeys, and birds in the tropical dry forests of Barra Honda
  • Off-the-beaten-path adventure for athletic travelers

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Helmet and arnes equipment

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Pickup details

    6:30am pick up time

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour is not recommended for people with claustrophobia
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    Hike steep, cave day
    RYAN_R, Feb 2023
    Our driver was really good at telling us about Costa Rica. He even made a decision for us that leaving earlier in the morning would be better as its gets pretty hot for the hike. The trail at the beginning is just gravel and pretty steep. It levels off. I would suggest that a shuttle up to the one area would make it more enjoyable for those a bit older. In some reviews it says to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts. Not necessary. Again our driver was helpful to tell us just take water. Side note- you need more water. Now the caves. They are cool. Well not cool temps. It still was pretty warm. Our guide was really great. It was a bit slippery in the caves. The guide is very good at safety first. Lastly the communication from Viator and the driver were down right perfect. So the review doesn't really say anything bad, nothing bad for Viator, but hike was not explained well by Barra Honda and the guide taken us to the cave did not speak English. We are in Costa Rica so that is on us, but we asked for a english speaking guide so that was our only knock.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hello! Ryan and wife Greetings from Costa Rica! Thanks a lot for your great comments. I appreciate that and lovely to take you in this great excursion. Hope so to see you soon in other different tour again. At your service! Wilmar Retana