Tenorio Volcano National Park, Alajuela

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About Tenorio Volcano National Park, Alajuela

Tenorio Volcano National Park, Alajuela - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Guanacaste, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Ticket Price: 10 CRC

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Time Required: 06:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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One of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets, the Tenorio Volcano National Park is one of the country's youngest parks. Formed in the year 1995 to protect the Tenorio Volcano, the park features-

  • Stunning river views
  • Opportunities for wildlife adventures
  • The beautiful and surreal Rio Celeste waterfall
  • Hiking trails
  • Unique to the area fauna and flora
  • Natural hot springs

Pack some snacks, a change of clothes and a good camera and head over to the Tenorio Volcano National Park to enjoy nature at its best.

Tenorio Volcano National Park Information

  • Stay away for the naturally formed mud pots. They can be boiling and may cause severe burns.
  • The hiking trails tend to be slippery. Wear sturdy shoes.

Tenorio Volcano National Park Ticket Prices

  • There is an eco lodge within the park. Charges approximately $170 onwards for lodging and meals.

How To reach Tenorio Volcano National Park by Public Transport

  • Renting a 4WD and driving it down is the best way to reach the park.

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  • Very nice place. But a few things you need to consider before you go. 1. Don’t go when it’s raining. 2. It’s muddy road. Wear comfortable and safe for hiking shoes. Shoes will get very dirty. 3. It’s quiet a bit of walking, 3km each way. Take enough water. If you ready to go, you can go see the water fall first. And then hiking another 1km to see the start of the river. You can see the changes of color.

  • As a tourist you pay a standard $12 entry to get in. It's well worth that, if not more. There was a bag search when we visited - not sure what they were looking for but the rangers were friendly enough. The park trails are all in pretty good condition. We visited during a weekend, so it was exceptionally busy. Probably best to avoid weekends, if possible. At the park you can see the Rio Celeste waterfall, lagoon and hot spring. It's all very beautiful. Tip: after heavy rain, the water will lose its stunning turquoise blue, so try if possible to time your visit well. We would highly recommend a trip.

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  • Don't go here if it's raining. The rain changes the color of the river and waterfall. It rains from like June until November in Costa Rica which I didn't know before arriving in the country. It's still pretty though. It's a long hike and pretty much demands using boots. There's some areas with mud up to nearly the knees. Make sure to go all the way to the end of the trail where the river begins to turn blue, it's very fascinating.

  • Great park for a hike (5 miles) and the blue river, waterfall and lagoon are fabulous. Wildlife (monkeys, etc) and rain in the "rainforest" weren't prominent during our hike but maybe it was a quiet/dry day?! Overall, a good hike.

  • Booked a full day trip with lunch and a guide from La Fortuna to Rio Celeste. This place is magical. The color of the water is surreal. You get to see how two different streams of water join in to give that blue sky color.

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