The Barra Honda National Park is located in the province of Guanacaste, northeast directions of the city of Nicoya.
The geological significance of Barra Honda, is the existence of underground caverns that have required about 60 million years to form, consisting of coral sand.
We will walk a total distance of about 2 miles round trip immersed in the tropical dry forest. The entire tour will be lasting approximately five hours.
The vegetation we can find in this national park is mainly deciduous and include species such as capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus), coyotes (Canis latrans), deer (Odocoileus virginianus) as well some birds.
In the upper part of the National Park, about 400 meters high there is a viewing place with a panoramic view of the Tempisque river lowlands, and the Gulf of Nicoya and some of its islands.
This is the only cave which along with la Cuevita open to public from the 42 caves present in the park.
The Tours must be accompanied by a local guide. At the entrance to the cave you are fit with a rappelling harness and helmet. The harness is only a security for the initial 17-meter descent on an aluminium ladder that will take into this wonderful place.
What to bring:
Light clothes, bottle water, hiking shoes or sneakers, sun block, insect repellent, hat and camera.
The cost of the tour is USD $125 per person, children under 11 pay $85
Pick up time: 07:00 am and you will be back around 04:00 pm