Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica


Address:
Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone:
+506 4040 0941

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Description

Tenorio Volcano National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio) is a National Park in the northern part of Costa Rica, which forms part of the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. The jewel of the National Park is the volcano, from which it receives its name. Tenorio Volcano consists of four volcanic peaks and two craters. Tenorio is 6,287 feet (1,913 m) high. The Rio Celeste (Celestial or Sky Blue River) appears blue due to the emission of sulphur and other minerals from the volcano and precipitation of calcium carbonate. Thermal springs and small geysers dot the area along with rivers, waterfalls, lagoons and places providing panoramic views. The upper area of the park is dominated by primary cloud forest, while the lower regions are carpeted with rain forest. The Tapir and the rarely seen Puma reside in the area. There is a ranger station at the base of the volcano that provides visitors with basic information. The volcano's summit can be reached via the Lago Las Dantas Trail, which winds up the volcano and passes through forested terrain before eventually reaching the peak. © Flickr/Pontus Aratoun

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