Tenorio and Miravalles Volcano Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica

The Tenorio and Miravalles Volcano area is located in northern highlands along Guanacaste's eastern border with the Alajuela Province. With many rivers, waterfalls, dense dry tropical
forests, rainforests, and primary cloud forests, the area hosts an abundance of wildlife, and it is an excellent location for a combination of exploration and relaxation.

 





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257 Visitor Ratings

Culture
 
10 8.6976744186
Experience
 
10 8.67441860465
Nature
 
10 9.02325581395
Representation
 
10 8.85714285714
Safety
 
10 9.3488372093
Touristy
 
10 8.53488372093



Vacations in Tenorio and Miravalles Volcano




The scenic Tenorio Volcano, which stands 6,287 feet tall, is considered dormant. Yet the surrounding terrain is dotted with geothermal activity in the form of thermal hot springs and geysers. The area is perhaps best known for the mystical Rio Celeste, a fascinating river with a unique and strange blue hue, generated from a chemistry of sulfur and calcium carbonates.

Tenorio National Park is part of the Tenorio Volcano and Miravalles Protected Zone, which includes a second dormant peak, Miravalles, to the west. The protected land sits to the northwest of the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. At 6,653 feet, Miravalles is the tallest peak in the Guanacaste Mountain Range, and between the two volcanoes sits the rural town of Bijagua.





Comments

"A visit to the Tenorio Volcano National Park is a real hike but definitely worth it. "

"We had a brief stay there but we enjoyed ourselves very much. It is a nice area to explore, not touristy and we felt very safe there. The local people were very nice."

"We felt safe in this area, like all the other areas. Not too touristy, good for nature lovers, locals were GREAT!"

"Hugo said it was remote and relaxing and he was so right. There are quite a few local activities available there and Joel, the owner of the Celeste Mountain Lodge has information to assist you if you are looking for hikes, tours, adventures, etc. The National Park there is lovely!"

"Beautiful scenery."


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Hotels in Tenorio Volcano Area