Barra Honda Caves Spelunking Tour

Barra Honda Caves
Spelunking Tour

Barra Honda Caves National Park is the perfect adventure for those looking for some adrenaline. As well this tour takes you through immersion in the tropical dry forest. You will visit one of the most extensive caverns, where you will witness the magic of nature. stalactites and stalagmites, amazing landscapes, fauna, and nature is part of what this tour has prepared for you.

This tour will take you on a fantastic underground journey to discover some of Costa Rica’s history and geology. Barra Honda Caves was formed when islets from the Miocene Era emerged above the plains of the Tempisque River. The caves and waterways were carved by the action of rain filtering through the limestone over 70 million years or more.

It is a unique experience showing all of the cave formations full of stalactites and stalagmites.  Its network of limestone stone caverns is decorated with capricious formation rocky, the product of the action of the water on calcium carbonate, the perfect tour for those who like a walk in the forest and adventure.

Barra Honda Caves enjoys 42 caves, including the Nicoa, where Pre-Columbian human remains, artifacts, and jewelry were found dated to approximately 300 BC, and Santa Ana, the deepest cave known in the complex, is unusual for its unique and numerous stalactites and columns. This cave plunges some 787 feet (240 m) into the earth.

Due to its unique underground features, the park is also home to several rare species. These include blind salamanders and endemic fish that have adapted to living in complete darkness.

In addition, it is a special place to make a long walk by the dry forest and enjoy the beauty of the natural scenes that offer their viewpoints and flora and fauna abundant in Barra Honda National Park. This spelunking tour is only offered to people in the medium to good physical condition due to the characteristics of the terrain and the stairs-rappel to get to the cave.

All our Guanacaste Tours depart from:

Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, and Riu Guanacaste Hotels. We also leave from Andaz Papagayo, Planet Hollywood Guanacaste, and Four Seasons Peninsula. As well as Secrets Papagayo, Villas Sol, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove Resort among others. You can also enjoy our tours from Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Playa Conchal, and Potrero. 

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Tour Rates

From Coco Beach, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels,  Secrets Papagayo, El Mangroove, Occidental Papagayo & Villas del Sol.  As well from Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo & Four Seasons Costa Rica

2 Guests

Barra Honda Caves Spelunking
$ 220 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

4 Guests

Barra Honda Caves Spelunking
$ 195 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

6 Guests

Barra Honda Caves Spelunking
$ 175 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

8+ Guests

Barra Honda Caves Spelunking
$ 165 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

From Flamingo, Tamarindo Beach, Conchal & Potrero              please add $20 p.p

Includes: Private transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, equipment, snacks, typical lunch, water, and fruits

What to bring: Walking shoes, camera, insect repellent, sunblock, hat, extra water, light clothes

Departure: 7.00 am / Return: 3.00 pm approx.

Duration: 8-9 hours approx.

Taxes are not included.


Daily departures.

2 guests min. to operate the tour.

Hiking Level: Challenge-Difficult

The hike takes you through the forest, which can be humid or dry, depending on the season. The trails are rocky and can get muddy depending on the rain. To descend to the cave, you have to use rappelling equipment, while you go down on a suspended ladder.

*Note: If you suffer from high or low-pressure problems, asthma, or any heart problem, please let our guide know and bring your medication with you. As well, if you have any knees, hip, and back problems that are difficult for you to hike, it is necessary that your info to us before taking the tour.

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