The topography of modern Costa Rica came from a volcanic movement that took place over 75 million years ago! Resting on the edge of the Pacific rim’s Ring of Fire, Costa Rica has some of the world’s most magnificent 7 active volcanoes. Also over 120 volcanic sites throughout the country! Most of Costa Rica’s Volcanoes have become national parks or protected areas. The enormous craters of these extraordinary natural wonders Are amazing. Too, their sulfurous lakes, occasional lava streams and thermal springs that result afford many opportunities to enjoy your Costa Rican vacation.
The enormous volcanic craters that dot Costa Rica’s mountain ranges provide a wide array of exciting activities. Try horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, canopy tours and, of course, relaxing in therapeutic mud baths and Hot Springs. As well as the well-developed trail system. And National park reserves, and protected areas, water park, Sky trams, zip line canopy tracks, hanging bridges, wildlife sanctuaries, world-class spas, and retreats. Accommodations for every taste and budget are available as well. For example 5-star sophisticated resorts to treehouse lodges and jungle camps. Costa Rica volcanoes are astounding! Easily accessible, there are many ways to travel to see these steamy giants.
However, you get here. The Volcanoes will amaze you.
Ometepe Island is the largest island located on Lake Nicaragua with an area of 276 square kilometers. Located on the island are two volcanoes, Volcano Concepcion and Volcano Maderas. Ometepe’s name derived from the Natuatl meaning two mountains. In fact, the island’s economy is based on agriculture, livestock, and increasingly tourism. Over the years Ometepe […]
A Cultural Destination Masaya is an attractive town that should be visited by those traveling in Nicaragua. Masaya, a picturesque city filled with heritage, folklore, and natural destinations. This town’s an important cultural destination where you can see traditional dance and music. The city is a big industrial center, but you can also find lodging, […]
A Must See The world-famous Arenal Volcano is an iconic volcano. Notably the classic conic shape towers above La Fortuna in the Northwest of Costa Rica. Arenal erupted in 1968 after years of being dormant. Currently, it’s one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica. It was dormant for hundreds of years […]
One of the Largest Craters in the World Poas Volcano is one of the most popular volcanoes in Costa Rica. Mostly because of the proximity to San Jose (approximately an hour and a half). Also, the amazingly dense forest park that surrounds the two craters- making it an oasis close to the city! Poas is […]
Rincon de la Vieja – A Nature Lover’s Paradise The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is located in Costa Rica’s northern province of Guanacaste. Only an hour from the international airport of Liberia. There is so much to see and do up near the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano that you may want to stay a […]
The name Irazu, derived from the language of the indigenous people and means: thunder” or “place that shakes,” which has been certainly true in the past! It is known by Costa Ricans as “Colossus” because of its 23 recorded eruptions since 1723. Irazu Volcano is now considered stable and dormant and has become the leading […]
Turrialba Volcano, Costa Rica’s Peaceful Paradise Located not far from San Hose, Turrialba is a great stop on your trip. The drive through the old Capitol City of Cartago, through the sugar plantations of Juan Vinas is a life changing experience. Once you arrive at the quaint splendor of Turrialba Volcano, you can feel the […]
The Miravalles Volcano’s only historic eruption was a minor steam explosion in 1946. In fact, Costa Rica‘s biggest geothermal field are located in the surrounding area of Miravalles volcano. Miravalles Volcano – A sleeping Giant Miravalles has been sleeping for centuries, except for a small steam explosion in 1946. If you have an appropriate car, this trip is […]
The Tenorio Volcano and Rio Celeste The elusive Puma, as well as various species of monkeys and other mammals, and myriads of birds, insects and spectacular flora inhabit the forest of Tenorio Volcano. The Rio Celeste, meaning Blue River, is what brings people to the area for its brilliant sky blue color thanks to a reaction […]