Tenorio Volcano National Park Tours

Tenorio Volcano National Park
One of Costa Rica’s most spectacular yet least visited national parks, the Tenorio Volcano National Park makes a top choice for those looking to get off-the-beaten-track and is an easy side trip from the neighboring Arenal Volcano National Park. Named after its eponymous peak, the park is home to two volcanoes - Tenorio and Miravalles – and the surrounding rainforest and cloud forests offer miles of unspoiled wilderness for hikers and horseback riders. 

Tenorio’s star attraction is the Rio Celeste, which flows through its center and takes its name from its luminous blue waters – the result of a chemical reaction between the naturally occurring copper sulfate, colloidal silica and sulfur. A series of lagoons and waterfalls lie along the riverside, while geysers, hot springs and thermal mud pools can also be spotted along the main hiking trails and the rainforest is teeming with wildlife – look out for hummingbirds, bear-necked umbrella birds and crested guans, as well as howler monkeys, sloths, tapirs and even pumas.

Practical Info

The Tenorio Volcano National Park is located in northwestern Costa Rica, about 100 miles (160 km) from San Jose and is open daily from 8am to 4pm. Adult admission is $12.
Address: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Hours: Daily 8am-4pm
Admission: $12 adults
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Tenorio White Water Rafting from Guanacaste

Navigate the powerful rapids of the Tenorio River on this all-day rafting trip. You’ll maneuver your way along the waters through the Guanacaste mountain range, taking in the surrounding landscape of the lowlands. The river boasts Class 3 and 4 rapids; participants should be in good physical condition in order to take part.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$136.00 USD
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Blue River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

Hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park's remarkable landscape and see the otherworldly blue of the Rio Celeste waterfall on a full-day trip from La Fortuna. Follow your guide on a 4.3-mile (7-km) trail into the forest, watch for the monkeys and birds as you stroll past a serene lagoon, and take in views of the imposing Tenorio Volcano. Visit the park’s boiling mud pits and brightly colored jungle waterways, then enjoy a full lunch in the park before returning to your hotel.  
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$111.00 USD
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Sloth Adventure From Guanacaste

You will have the chance to encounter the animals of the rainforest such as the Sloth and the tree frogs on a small walk through a privately run property perfectly preserved in the northern rainforest region.
  • Duration: 12 minutes
  • Duration: 12 minutes
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$98.00 USD
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Rio Celeste One Day!!!

Trek through Tenorio Volcano National Park on this half-day tour that includes visits to the Blue Lagoon, the Celestial Waterfall, and the local fumaroles. With a guide in the lead, you can just focus on the natural surroundings and listen to commentary from your naturalist guide on the local flora and fauna. Additional stops include the Tree of La Paz and the local pineapple fields.
  • Duration: 12 to 15 hours
  • Duration: 12 to 15 hours
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$137.00 USD
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Tenorio River Private Whitewater Rafting Tour

Hang onto your paddle and prepare to get wet on a thrilling whitewater rafting tour down the Tenorio River. Tackle class III-IV rapids—including a 12-foot drop—while surrounded by the lush beauty of the Costa Rican jungle. Refuel with a snack on the riverbank, and reward your efforts with included lunch after you conquer the 2-hour river run and dry off. Private transportation from Tamarindo and an experienced river guide make it a safe and seamless adventure.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$190.00 USD
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White Water Rafting Adventure in the Tenorio River from Tamarindo

Take on the Tenorio River on a full-day white water rafting adventure from Tamarindo, and splash, paddle and maneuver your way through eight miles of Class III and IV rapids. Learn the basics of river safety and gear, then launch into waves and drops that twist and turn along the river’s course. In between the churning rapids, enjoy the sights and sounds of a lush tropical forest that’s home to bright birds and butterflies, chattering monkeys and shy reptiles, and enjoy a riverside lunch before returning to Tamarindo.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$125.00 USD
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Guided Full-day Walking Rainforest Adventure with Lunch

Hike through a private nature reserve at the base of Tenorio Volcano on this 10-hour trip from Guanacaste. Spot native wildlife like sloths and monkeys, visit the beautiful Llano del Cortez waterfall, and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch in a lush environment. This tour includes all transportation, a guided, lunch, snacks, and equipment.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$115.00 USD
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Rio Celeste Blue Hideaway and Horse Ride

Head out of the city and into the wild on this Rio Celeste Hike in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Journey to the blue river, known for its fairytale beauty that results from various volcanic minerals. This three-hour hike is ideal for active travelers due to its moderate terrain. Your expert guide will point out local wildlife, indigenous plants and other highlights along the way before your small group stops for a relaxing and well-earned lunch. Afterward, enjoy a a relaxing horseback ride to a private oasis where you'll have the chance to swim in the cool blue waters.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$70.00 USD
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