Duration: Full day from 8 am to 3 pm.
Transfer duration: 1h15 from all beaches of Guanacaste Provence-Pacific coast.
Level: People in good physical shape, no claustrophobic!
Activities: Hike in the Barra Honda Caves. The Barra Honda National Park was created in 1974 to protect its famous cave systems, under the Barra Honda Peak which was formed when islets from the Miocene Era were raised above the plains of the river. The caves and waterways there today were then carved out by the action of rain filtering through the limestone over 70 million years or more.
The calcareous formations of the limestone caverns at the Park are the main visitor attraction, which are only estimated to be 50% explored.
The number of caves discovered on Barra Honda Peak was 42 in 2005, which were rediscovered during the 1960s and 70s. They include 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. Various colonies of bats roost within the cavern system.
Outside of the cave you can observe coatis, agouti, anteaters and monkeys, many species of trees and medicinal plants. This hike takes around one hour and this hike may be difficult depending on your physical fitness.
Included: Transfer R/T from your hotel with A/C, entrance fees, bilingual guides, lunch, snacks, bottled water and fruit juice.