Tenorio
Tenorio Park
Tenorio Park
Tenorio

Distance from San José

167kms/104miles from San José (around a 2 hours drive)

Great for:

Bird Watching, Nature Lovers, Photographers.

A visit to Tenorio Volcano National Park provides visitors with a spectacle of nature at its most bizarre. Bright cerulean lagoons, radiant cobalt waterfalls, and a river with crystal clear waters that turn a stunning shade of blue when they merge with another stream. On top of this, the volcano’s secondary activity is easy to see, with bubbling mud pots, hot springs, and thermal geysers along two hiking trails. All of these natural wonders can be found within a spectacular forest teeming with flora and fauna.

Río Celeste (Light Blue River) is, undoubtedly, the park’s main attraction. It passes through its very centre, most of the time running parallel to the hiking trail.

The river gets its name from the cerulean hue of its waters, colour created when copper sulphate and colloidal silica deposits react with sulphur in the merging rivers. From the trail, visitors can see the place where both streams combine and witness the sudden change in the water’s colour. Additionally, Río Celeste’s impressive waterfall is a marvel to see. It is worthwhile to attempt the very steep path that leads down to the cascade and its bright blue pool.

Sunny season from November to May

Rainy season from June to October.

Usually, in the rainy season it only rains in the afternoons

Hotels in Tenorio

Villas Río Mar Jungle & Beach Resort

Villas Rio Mar Jungle & Beach Resort

Hotel DescriptionHighlights of the hotel Hotel Amenities and ServicesAbout the roomsMap Villas Río Mar Jungle & Beach Resort is a medium sized sustainable hotel located in Dominical Beach area, approximately 3 hours away (205 Km / 127 Miles) from San José city and 1 hour (50 Km /31 Miles) from Manuel Antonio Beach area, situated…

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Celeste Mountain Lodge

Hotel DescriptionHighlights of the hotel Hotel Amenities and ServicesAbout the roomsMap Celeste Mountain Lodge is a Responsible Tourism establishment, located in Bijagua de Upala, the door to the Volcano Tenorio National Park and it’s amazing Rio Celeste (Blue River). An authentic rural area, of great natural beauty, with lots of forest and lots to do,…

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Tenorio main building sunset

Tenorio Lodge

Hotel DescriptionHighlights of the hotel Hotel Amenities and ServicesAbout the roomsMap Tenorio Lodge is located between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes, right on the border of Guanacaste and Alajuela provinces. It is located in the region of Upala, less than a 90 minute drive from Liberia (74.3kms/46miles) and a 4 hour drive (203kms/126miles) from San…

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Río Celeste Hideaway

Río Celeste Hideaway

Hotel DescriptionHighlights of the hotel Hotel Amenities and ServicesAbout the roomsMap Río Celeste Hideaway is set amongst the rainforest in an area that is adjacent to both Tenorio Volcano National Park and Río Celeste itself. The latter, with its mystical, creamy-blue waters, is the main natural attraction of the area. That being said, guests staying…

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