Tenorio Volcano National Park, Alajuela

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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
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About Tenorio Volcano National Park, Alajuela

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tenorio Volcano National Park

  • 79.25% of people who visit Alajuela include Tenorio Volcano National Park in their plan

  • 50.15% of people start their Tenorio Volcano National Park visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

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

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Ecoglide Arenal Park and Cabalgata Don Tobias while planning their visit to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

People also prefer to end their day with Tenorio Volcano National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Tenorio Volcano National Park, Alajuela Reviews

  • Tenorio trail is well marked. Its very beautiful and the scenery changes. It's interesting and full of exciting stops all the way to the end. Definitely a highlight of our trip. After the hike we enjoyed nice milkshakes at the cafe near the visitor center. Highly recommend.

  • Rain boots yes. Guide no. A must see. Rio Celeste is inside Tenorio Volcano National Park. I recommend bringing a backpack that will fit your shoes along with a large plastic bag to put your shoes in. Rain boots are for rent outside the park (I think around $4). Get them! There are parts of the trail that are up to your ankles in mud (or more if there has been a lot of rain). Walk in your hiking boots (the ankle kind are best since there are a lot of uneven rocks) then switch into the rain boots when it gets really muddy. This will save your feet from blisters! If you switch back again on the way back, you'll be glad you brought the plastic bag to put your muddy boots in! We visited the park December 2017, a few months after hurricane Nate and the forest had lost 60% of their trees. It was still incredible, but no monkeys to be seen.The waterfall, hot springs, lookout point and blue lagoon were all incredible though!! Bring a camera (we had a waterproof one). You can’t swim in the water, but there is a place about a 20 minute walk from the park where you can and it’s worth it! Look for the sign (I included it in the pics). The map at the ranger station is super helpful and in my opinion, is all you need as for as guidance in the park. There are signs that explain the different points of interest. We stayed near the park for about 3 days and noticed it was super busy after 10am. The park opens at 8am, so as long as you don't mind a little fog on the first part of the hike, I'd recommend going around 9am or so. There and back was about 3 hours total. Bring binoculars! There's no where to have a picnic or anything in the park, but there's a great little restaurant near the ranger station with coffee, smoothies and all kinds of food. The bathrooms are also at the ranger station.

  • Wonderful park, beautiful nature. Rather bring rain boots, because of mud. A waterproof jacket, because of rain. A 4x4 because of potholes in the street. Still absolutely worth a visit!

  • One of the hardest hikes i ever been on. These pics dont even explain how difficult it was. Very muddy climbing the side of a cliff to make it to this really beautiful waterfall. I fell quite a few times and freaked out as well. Thought about turning around when i fell down then had to cross a river. I didnt see any other hikers in this area. Its actually a crazy drive. My ears were popping and about 30 min or so (into arriving) the roads were all dirt and bumpy. If you get car sick bring some bags.

  • Amazing park. The waterfall is so beautiful. When i came it rained so i could not see the blue clear waterfall. But i was still impressed by the beauty of the park. Required for the park : boot to the knee, umbrella or parka (might rain) and a waterproof camera.

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