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Barra Honda National Park

Al Noroeste de la Ciudad de Nicoya, Guancaste, Costa Rica 22 km, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
+506 2659 1551
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Worth a Stop!

If you are driving from Monteverde to the coast, this is a great place to take a break and worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LKWendel
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Westfield, New Jersey
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Great experience!

I'll start off by saying that the entrance to Barra Honda National Park was a bit hard to find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
griffinsroost
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Brooklyn, New York
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This park is best known for its well-preserved limestone caves.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“cave tour” (11 reviews)
“dirt road” (5 reviews)
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Al Noroeste de la Ciudad de Nicoya, Guancaste, Costa Rica 22 km, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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+506 2659 1551
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"cave tour"
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"fear of heights"
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"dirt road"
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"bug spray"
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"safety equipment"
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"great cave"
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"per person"
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"costa rica"
in 7 reviews
"santa ana"
in 2 reviews
"wear long sleeves"
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"main cave"
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"medicinal purposes"
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"only drawback"
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"climb down"
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"cool experience"
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"rental car"
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"easy hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are driving from Monteverde to the coast, this is a great place to take a break and worth a stop. The Park is somewhat difficult to find but they do have signs (which is an improvement for most of Costa Rica) to the...More

1  Thank LKWendel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start off by saying that the entrance to Barra Honda National Park was a bit hard to find being that my GPS was just pointing out where the actual park was and wasn't giving me the location of the actual entrance. After a quick...More

Thank griffinsroost
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The cave was interesting, wear clothes and shoes you dont mind getting bat guano on climb down ladder and the long wait to climb back up again is the only drawback as you must harness up and go down wait for another to climb back...More

Thank Jennie K
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the Barra Honda caves and hiking trails December 17, 2017. We had a rental car and the roads were good up to the ranger/information centre. There was anouther couple scoping out this site for possible excursions for their company and we hopped a ride...More

Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We did a guided tour with don Jose and don Miguel who are great local guides (they only speak spanish). We drove a small portion from the main office park to the entrance where you park the car, you may need a 4x4 car to...More

Thank Lina J
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Pros- interesting cave experience, unlike any in the US (Luray Caverns, Meramac). After the ladder descent, there are basically no lights, no paths, no safety equipment. You just climb down through the (dirt covered) rocks at will. Pretty fantastic for a teen boy! Cons- The...More

2  Thank Ann Michele S
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We did the guided cave tour and were completely satisfied. It is a great experience climbing down the 17m ladder into another world. After reaching the main hall we climbed down to another part of the cave switched off the lamps and experienced a darkness...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great experience! We were the only ones in the cave with our guide Mariella. You go to 2 different parts of the cave with education about formation and she spoke excellent English. The cave is warm and dirty- no jackets needed! Took about 3 hours...More

Thank Fam5sb
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our experience was pretty different than what I read on here. We drove the park ourselves. The google maps GPS address was way off. Here are the actual coordinates to the entrance 10°10'31.8"N 85°22'19.1"W. We stopped at a small hut and paid the $30 a...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was the best cave experience Ive ever had! The hike to get to the caves alone was incredible! We saw lots of monkeys in the trees on the walk up to the caves. Once at the entrance we got all setup to lower down...More

Thank Jon B
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Jignesh S
16 March 2017|
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Response from Marcela S |
No children under the age of 12 are allowed to visit the Terciopelo cave. There is another cave suitable for children.
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AngieWithChad
1 March 2017|
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Response from AnneDaniells |
Hello, what did you discover about the cabins in the park? I am having trouble getting details, too. Do you have advice? Are they available?
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