Located on the soutwest flank of the Fila de Cal.
Ciudad Neily district, Corredores county, Puntarenas province.
East of San Rafael Sur, 45 m north of the road to Bajo de Indios.
|Classification:||Karst cave. Tertiary limestones of the Fila de Cal Formation, 60 to 70 Ma old.|
|Dimension:||L=148 m, VR=26 m, A=240 m asl.|
|Address:||Cavernas Guayabí, Province of Puntarenas, San Rafael 66001, Tel: +506-8891-0062.|
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|1989||first explored by Gordon McCracken and Carlos Goicoechea.|
|1990||surveyed and first class Grade 5 map made by the NSS.|
|1991||used as location for a French movie.|
The entrance of Caverna La Gran Galería is located at the bottom of a 100 m long and 70 m wide doline. The portal is 33 m wide and 15 m high, with three access points to the cave passage. The main passage runs for 35 m to the west, then 50 m to the south.
The cave entrance was locally known, but the cave was first explored by Gordon McCracken and Carlos Goicoechea in 1989. One year later a team of cavers from the United States surveyed the cave and drew a Grade 5 map. At this time the farm were the cave is located was owned by Jorge Vidal, called Chiricano. He sold the farm to a man named Alvin, who started to prepare it as a show cave.