Miravalles Natural Wonder

Often called the Yellowstone of Costa Rica, stands at 6,653 feet and is the highest peak in the Guanacaste Mountains (Cordillera de Guanacaste). The scenic drive from your hotel will take you through rolling hills to this hidden gem, a natural wonder located near base of Miravalles Volcano. 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.

What to Expect

Enjoy majestic views of Miravalles Volcano, and after you arrive, you will go by horseback (or short carriage ride) to the hanging bridges where you will embark on an easy 30-40 minute hike to the waterfall.  Afterward, you will head back the main setting to see the steaming fumaroles and beauty of the crystal formations of this “Yellowstone of Costa Rica.”  Resident animals and birds offer additional photo opportunities.

Then it’s time to slather your skin with warm, volcanic mud that is great for your skin before you kick back in restorative thermal pools. After a shower, you can change into your dry clothing in provided dressing rooms.  You will finish the day with lunch before your guides return you to your Beach Hotel.

 8.5 hours including transportation to and from activity
Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
LEVEL – EASY:  No minimum age, but recommended for Ages 5+

  • Adults:  $ $150
  • Children:  $ 120 (ages 5 to 12)
  • Child 0-4 – Free


  • Transportation to and from selected Guanacaste Hotels
    NOTE: Some locations may have additional pick up fees.
    May stop at multiple hotels before or after your pickup and drop-off times
  • Entrance fee to the Park, Volcanic Mud & Thermal pools
  • Lunch with Natural Fruit Juice
  • Water
  • Experienced Local Bilingual Guide

What to bring

  • Swimsuit & Clothing suitable for horseback riding & hiking
  • Adventure sandals, tennis shoes, or light hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Repellent
  • Camera or Video
    NOTE: You are responsible for loss or damage that may result to your camera gear
  • Change of Clothes and Towel
  • Rain Poncho
  • Cash to tip guides
  • Spirit of adventure, sense of humor and a smile

Available in:


  • Papagayo
  • Arenal
  • Tamarindo
  • Flamingo

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*The Tour Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, include taxes, domestic transport, tours as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned. Prices are expressed in US dollars unless indicated otherwise.