Miravalles – Das Yellowstone von Costa Ricas

Miravalles, standing at 6,653 feet (2,028 m), the highest peak in the Guanacaste
Mountains (Cordillera de Guanacaste)

Pick up at your Beach Hotel in the early morning or early afternoon
Playa Hermosa & Ocotal

Approx 7:30 AM or 1 PM (Private Vehicle)
Drive time approx 1 hr 45 mins

Flamingo, Tamarindo, Conchal
Approx 7:00 AM or Noon (Private Vehicle)
Drive Time approx 2 hrs 15 mins

The scenic ride takes you through rolling hills and one of Costa Rica’s geothermal plants near Miravalles Volcano.  Hidden in the hills is this natural wonder – Miravalles.

You will take a short tractor ride to hanging bridges and embark on an easy hike to the waterfall.

Take the tractor back to the main area and visit the steaming fumaroles and see the beauty of the crystal formations in this area known as the “Yellowstone of Costa Rica.”  Resident animals and birds offer additional photo opportunities.

Now it’s time to kick back in thermal pools with warm mud, shower, and enjoy the relaxing pools.

Change into your dry clothing in provided dressing rooms and your guides will return you to your Beach Hotel

*Lunch is not included, but guides can stop on way back from AM tour if guests would like to have lunch – ask our agents about adding this option

Although a dormant volcano, Miravalles has earned protective status due to its surrounding tropical vegetation and geological activity: steam spewing fishers, 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.

 
 

 

 

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Non-Private Tours

$95

Non Private Transportation NOT AVAILABLE For This Adventure Tour
See Private Transportation with Naturalist Guide Prices Below.

Price listed is based on SIX (6) Persons traveling together.

$95 pp 6 Person Price
Prices are per person for pickup from Hermosa, Flamingo, Coco, Ocotal area hotels ONLY

Add $10 Per Person for pickup from RIU, Four Seasons, Allegro, Hilton, Tamarindo, Hacienda Pinilla and JW Marriott

 
Privately Escorted

$120

Private Transportation with Naturalist Guide.

Price listed is based on FOUR (4) Persons traveling together.

$120 pp 3-5 Person minimum Price
$95 pp 6 Person Price
$155 pp 2 Person Price Available on this tour

Prices are per person for pickup from Hermosa, Flamingo, Coco, Ocotal area hotels ONLY

Add $10 Per Person for pickup from RIU, Four Seasons, Allegro, Hilton, Tamarindo, Hacienda Pinilla and JW Marriott

  • Includes
    • RT Transportation From/To your Beach Hotel
    • Tractor Ride to Hanging Bridges/Waterfall
    • Hiking at Fumaroles
    • Access to Thermal Mud pool and refreshing pools
    • Optional stop for lunch (ask agents for more information)
  • What to bring?
    • Go dressed hike when you arrive.
    • Bathing Suit, Towel, Comb & Toiletries
    • Change of Clothing for ride back to hotel
    • Visor or cap
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent and sunglasses.
    • Don’t forget your Camera, extra film cards, and batteries
    • Small hip-pack, backpack or bag to carry your items on tractor ride
    • Other items you might like to bring:
      • Refillable water bottle
      • Flashlight
      • Rain poncho or light umbrella
      • Binoculars

Important Note

Please be advised that every reasonable effort has been made to keep all prices up to date and free of errors or omissions.  Prices and policies from our vendors and the Costa Rican government are subject to change without notice. Invoices will be issued at the time of booking to confirm all final rates and offers.

 

The tractor ride is NOT RECOMMENDED for pregnant women or those with back problems.  Those with heart issues may want to limit their time in the thermal waters.