Cueva de Damas

Caves of Damas


Useful Information

Location: 9km northeast of the town of Damas, Garabito county, Puntarenas province. 16km north of Quepos, 58km south of Jaco. 9km north off the highway CR-34.
Open: closed at the moment [2007]
Fee: closed at the moment [2007]
Classification:  Karst cave. Middle Eocene limestones.
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Dimension: L=286, VR=21m, A=45m asl.
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History

 
~1925discovered.
1960first survey by Eng. Mario Sáenz A..
2006end of spelunking tours.
APR-2007resurveyed by the cavers of Grupo Espeleológico Anthros (GEA) and new grade grade 5 map drawn.

Description

The Cueva de Damas (Caves of Damas) is named after the nearby Damas river. At the end of the tour the river is praised for it offers a refreshing bath. The cave is dry, horizontal and rather easy, but there are a few squeezes, which are narrow.

Damas cave is home to various animals, especially thousands of bats (Saccopterix sp.). There are troglobite spiders, crickets, cockroaches and other insects living in the cave.

The current owner of the 280ha land with the cave on it are Americans. They organized spelunking tours until 2006. The day trip to the cave included horseback riding and other activities. There are hot springs nearby. The current owners are now trying to sell the land and have discontinued the tours.


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