Barra Honda Caves National Park

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 biggest caverns where you will be witnesses to the magic of nature. stalactites and stalagmites, amazing landscapes, fauna, and nature is part of what this tour has prepared for you.

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. 


  • Barra Honda Caves National Park

    This tour will take you on an amazing underground journey where you will 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 which 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 the flora and fauna abundant in Barra Honda National Park. This spelunking tour is only offered to people in the medium to the good physical condition due to the characteristics of the terrain and the stairs-rappel to get to the cave.

  • Rates Barra Honda Caves National Park

    2 people4 people6+ people
    From Playas del Coco, Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels,  Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove and Villa del Sol$175 p.p$160 p.p$130 p.p
    Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo, and Four Seasons Costa Rica
    $190 p.p$160 p.p$130 p.p
    From Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Potrero, and Conchal$190 p.p$160 p.p$130 p.p

  • Transportation, Bilingual Guide, National Parks Entrance Fee, Spelunking Equipment, Lunch, Water.

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

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

    Departure: 7.00 am / Return: 3.00 pm approx.

    Duration: 8-9 hours approx.

    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 rains. To descent to the cave, you have to use rappelling equipment.

    *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 difficult for you to hike, it is necessary that your info to us before taken the tour.

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