If you want to enjoy Costa Rica, you cannot miss visiting the Tenorio Volcano National Park.
As soon as you get there, you will appreciate the most famous natural wonders of Costa Rica.
You must get to know Rio Celeste, which is remarkable for its intense blue color.
In Rio Celeste area the visitor will get to see the sloths and an infinity of animals including frogs and birds of all species.
Also, it is possible go swimming under the falls in places far from noisy paths.
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How to get to Tenorio Volcano National Park
There are several ways to get to the park, if you come from San Jose, the best thing to do is to take the main road to Ciudad Quesada, which is also known as San Carlos.
Then to Upala. Turn left in Upala towards Bijagua, and then follow the road for about a few 30 miles to park entrance.
Another way to get there from San José is by taking the Inter-American Highway to Cañas.
After about 6 miles after Cañas you have to take a detour to Bijagua more or less 20 miles after Bijagua you will find the park entrance.
Tenorio Volcano National Park entrance fee
Tenorio Volcano National Park charges an entrance fee of 800 CRC for nationals and residents, and 12 dollars for non-residents and adults. Children under 12 years old can enter the park for only 5 dollars. Tickets can be purchased at the park’s box office or online for your convenience.
The park opens daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with last entry at 2:00 PM. Visitors are advised to arrive early to ensure ample time to explore the park’s attractions, which include beautiful trails, waterfalls, and hot springs. Plan your visit accordingly to take advantage of the park’s stunning scenery and natural wonders.
You can find more information in the oficial SINAC website about Tenorio Volcano National Park
Tenorio Volcano National Park map
Weather in Tenorio Volcano
It has a very humid climate with several rainfalls per year, March being the driest month with 57mm of rainfall and August the wettest month with 425mm of rainfall, a fairly large difference.
The temperature is usually very pleasant with a maximum of 25 degrees and a minimum of 17 in the coldest months, in the hottest months it is usually a maximum of 27 degrees.
Animals you can see
Some animals are the white-faced and howler monkeys, anteaters, pumas, tapirs, peccaries. Also diversity of trogon birds and bell birds.
Celeste River in Tenorio Volcano National park
The Celestial River is a river near the park.
It is surrounded by a lot of trees and its beautiful turquoise color offers a beautiful and relaxing landscape.
To those who visit it with a length of 14km, it also has a 20-meter-high waterfall.
Activities outside the park that you should not miss
Some things that you will enjoy doing includes Hiking along the Celeste River and the Tenorio Volcano National Park.
Walk through the waterfall of the Celeste River from Arenal.
You can hike to the Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano from Playa Hermosa- Tamarindo Guanacaste
One way would be getting a Private Tour to Rio Celeste Waterfall.
- Guided Tours in the Rain Forest (Jungle)
- The jungles of Costa Rica are very wide in fauna, they have a lot of species in them and the rain forest is no exception, the guided tours offer to see all kinds of animals that live there
Enjoy a nice Costarrican lunch
Some Costa Rican lunches are Gallo Pinto.
- Casado is the typical Costa Rican food par excellence.
- Costa Rican tamale.
- Roosters of meat, sausage or cheese.
- Potato hash.
- Tres leches, a typical Costa Rican food very sweet.
Tenorio Volcano National Park, Summary
The Volcán Tenorio National Park, located in the province of Guanacaste Costa Rica, is a place that offers visitors very beautiful landscapes, a lot of fauna and flora and a variety of walks trails that should not be missed.
It is home to uncountable species of animals, and it is where you can find the turquoise river, the Rio Celeste.