Barra Honda Caves

Indulge your adventurous side with a visit to the underground caves at Barra Honda National Park.

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  • Duration: 7 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Cave Exploration
Barra Honda National Park

Plunging deep into the earth (in some places as far as 787 ft.), the limestone caves at Barra Honda glisten with stalagmites and stalactites, and offer up a wonderful place for adventurous underground exploration.

This guided tour begins with a short hike through the park's dry tropical forest before heading underground. As you walk through the forest, you may be able to spot coatis, agoutis, anteaters, and monkeys. Descending into caves, you'll hear the sound of water dripping against rocks and see the twisted, ghost-like formations of hardened calcium all around you. In total, there are 42 caves at Barra Honda, but only one is open to visitors. After an hour of exploring the ins-and-outs of the cave system, you'll emerge above ground and have lunch.
This is an all day tour.

A minimum of two people is required for booking.

This tour is not recommended for people who are claustrophobic or afraid of the dark. The minimum age is 10 years old.

Attraction Visited

Barra Honda National Park

The cavernous monstrosity of limestone at Barra Honda offers some exiting challenges for the adventurous types. At its deepest, Barra Honda plunges 787 feet (240 m) into the earth. One attraction in particular is the glistening stalagmites and stalactites that fill the Hall of Pearls.

Barra Honda National Park

What to Bring

Hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, shorts, hat and sunscreen.

What's included

Guide, transportation, flashlight, helmet and lunch.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

Traveler Comments

This tour was a lot more strenuous than expected. It's a pretty good hike to get to the caves and then you descend down a 250 ft. ladder into the caves. Not for the weak of heart.

- NEIL D, JAN 2016

It was more hiking than spelunking. The cave was smaller than I thought; we walked into 2 caves, but didn't do much climbing or rappelling. Nevertheless, the guides were phenomenal!

- VIVIAN W, NOV 2014

Our guide Rusby and driver Alvaro was fun to travel with. Rusby is knowledgble and helful and professional they stopped on route in many places to see wildlife and take pictures. It was an amazing experience.

- BHAWANA , JUL 2012
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