Tenorio Volcano National Park

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  • Address: Guanacaste, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 CRC
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

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.

  • 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.

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

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

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  • Tenorio Volcano National Park Address: Guanacaste, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park Price: 10 CRC
  • Best time to visit Tenorio Volcano National Park(preferred time): 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tenorio Volcano National Park: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 50.61% of people who visit Alajuela include Tenorio Volcano National Park in their plan

  • 27.27% of people start their Tenorio Volcano National Park visit around 07 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Tenorio Volcano National Park

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tenorio Volcano National Park

People normally also visit Ecoglide Arenal Park while planning their trip to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is an incredible place! The hike from the Park entrance to the famous waterfall is about 1 h 30 minutes. It is considered easy/moderate. Bring hiking shoes, snacks, water and bug repellent. This is truly a magical, wild destination. Once there don’t rush. Take your time to look, feel, absorb and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. The blue colour is a gift and the energy is completely pure.

  • Great hike. Lots of things to see. Stunning waterfall with blue water. Not crowded. There is a very long stairway to get to the bottom of the waterfall and then back up. Be prepared.

  • We loved our guide Jonathon who shared his passion for this park. This isn't a well traveled area, but the Rio Celeste is definitely worth a visit. We enjoyed the 2.5 hour hike which was fairly challenging even when it's not too muddy. I think more locals are staring to check out this area and soon it will become more popular.

  • We booked an excursion through Conchal Fun and Diego was our guide. This place is amazing on its own but Diego made it even more so. The hike is short but worth the trip!

  • The trail to the waterfall is very easy accesible. If you go further it gets a bit harder, but still easy doable. The entrace fee is 12 dollar. The longest hike is 3km. We really enjoyed the beautiful bright water and the waterfall. Although all the fences made it feel a little bit like amusement park. There was not much space left for adventure. I can understand this is maybe needed, but it felt a bit fake. Tou can’t swim in the park, swimming was just possible outside the park where the road crosses the river, just 3 min driving from the entrance. I would still recommend this place because the water is so stunning, the colour is very unique. Last thing I want mention is that the service at the information centre was great!

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