This is the most important cave system discovered so far in the country. It is made up of reef like limestones. Ancient reefs that emerged due to over elevation that was cause by the tectonic faults. It developed 60 million years ago. The Barra Honda is a National Park with an amazing cave system. This cave represents thosands of years of geological history, which have resulted in an extensive system of independent caverns with formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It has a network of calcareous cavers, which have been explored 50% by scientists and speleologists. At present, only the Velvet cavern is open to the public because it safe for non-experienced visitors and is ideal for adventure tourism.
You will hike through beautiful forests then when you get to the cave you will be put in safety equipment and begin the decent down a ladder into the cave. Then you will explore for about an hour, seeing formations that were made millions of years ago.
- Shoes suitable for hiking, sandals are not recommended because it can be slippery and there are sharp rocks
- Additional clothes to change
- Insect repelent
People with conditions such as hypertension, vertigo or claustrophobia are not recommended to descend to the caverns.