Tenorio and Miravalles Volcano

Guanacaste

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.

The scenic Tenorio Volcano, which stands 6,287 feet (1,916 m) 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. At 6,653 feet (2,023 m), Miravalles is the tallest peak in the Guanacaste region. This volcano still produces enough heat to supply the local power plant with energy.

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Tenorio River Rafting Class III/IV

Rafting|7 hours

Tenorio Volcano Area

4.8 / 5.0
Starting At$135
Tenorio River Rafting Class III/IV

Paddle down the exciting rapids of the Tenorio River and enjoy the area's lush scenery while on this adventurous rafting tour.

4.8 / 5.0
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Miravalles Volcano Combo Tour

2-in-1 combo|7 hours

Tenorio Volcano Area

5.0 / 5.0
Starting At$147
Miravalles Volcano Combo Tour

This tour begins with a one-hour drive through the Guanacaste mountain range. During this portion, you’ll be privileged with excellent views of the dormant...

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Rio Celeste Hideaway

Tenorio Volcano Area

Air Conditioning

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

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4.9 / 5.0
From$290

Rio Celeste Hideaway

The Río Celeste Hideaway is located near the Tenorio Volcano National Park in the northern highlands of Costa Rica. The renowned Río Celeste – with its mystical,...

4.9 / 5.0
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Tenorio Lodge

Tenorio Volcano Area

Bar

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

Restaurant

Wireless Internet

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4.5 / 5.0
From$180

Tenorio Lodge

The Tenorio Lodge is located between the Tenorio and Miravalles Volcanoes, in the northern plains of Costa Rica, close to Guanacaste's regional capital of Liberia.

4.5 / 5.0
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Celeste Mountain Lodge

Tenorio Volcano Area

Bar

Jacuzzi

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4.2 / 5.0
From$210

Celeste Mountain Lodge

Nestled between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes in Guanacaste's northern highlands, Celeste Mountain Lodge's location couldn't be better - hikes through the Tenorio...

4.2 / 5.0
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Casitas Tenorio

Tenorio Volcano Area

Free Breakfast

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5.0 / 5.0
From$90

Casitas Tenorio

Casitas Tenorio puts you right in the midst of Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife. Many different types of animals call this property their home, including sloths,...

5.0 / 5.0
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Sueno Celeste B & B

Tenorio Volcano Area

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

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4.9 / 5.0
From$95

Sueno Celeste B & B

Sueño Celeste is an intimate bed and breakfast situated just outside the small town Bijagua in northern Costa Rica. Bijagua lies in the valley between the Tenorio and...

4.9 / 5.0
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La Carolina Lodge

Tenorio Volcano Area

Free Breakfast

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La Carolina Lodge

Get a pure Costa Rican experience at La Carolina Lodge. Once on the ranch, you will be transported to a different world full of new sounds, views and tastes.

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