- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
The Miravalles Volcano Tour will take you for a visit to see steaming fumaroles and magical crystal formations in this area known as the Yellostone of Costa Rica. You will drive about an hour and a half from your beach hotel to Miravalles, one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Enjoy a a short tractor or horseback ride to the hanging bridges and take an easy hike to a waterfall before visiting the steaming fumaroles and crystal formations. At the end of the day you will bask in thermal pools and rub luxurious warm, volcanic mud on your face and body. Seeing yourself and your family or friends in their mud masks provides some laughable moments. Don't forget your camera, because the scenery here is magnificent.
- Family friendly
- All entrance fees included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
7:30 am - Allegro Papagayo, RIU, Coco Beach
7:45 am - Playa Hermosa & Playa Panama
6:45 am - Portrero & Flamingo Beach
7:00 am - Tamarindo, Langosta & Hacienda Pinilla
7:40 am - Dreams
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return to point of pickup
The tour starts with a drive of about one hour though the Guanacaste mountain range and majestic views of the Miravalles volcano. This colossus is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica; its main activity is composed of gas emanations and geysers which are used by the government in a geothermal project to produce electricity.
Miravalles, standing at 6,653 feet, is the highest peak in the Guanacaste Mountain Range (Cordillera de Guanacaste). The scenic ride takes you through rolling hills and one of Costa Rica’s geothermal plants near Miravalles Volcano. Hidden in the hills, this natural wonder, although a dormant volcano, has earned protective status due to its surrounding tropical vegetation and geological activity: steam spewing fissures, sulfur springs, and bubbling mud pools. An underground reservoir is the site of a geothermal energy plant at Las Hornillas that converts resident steam to electricity. The project is run by the Institute of Electricity, which accepts inquiring minds interested in visiting the project at the base of Miravalles.
Once you arrive at the facility, you will take a short tractor or horseback ride to the hanging bridges and embark on an easy hike to the waterfall. Take the tractor or ride horseback to the main area and visit the steaming fumaroles and see the beauty of the crystal formations. Resident animals and birds offer additional photo opportunities. Next, it’s time to kick back in thermal pools with warm mud, shower, and enjoy the relaxing pools.
When you’re done enjoying the mud and thermal pools, shower to remove mud and change into your dry clothing in the provided dressing rooms. Your van will be waiting for you and your guides for your return trip to your Beach Hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.