Tenorio Volcano

Tenorio Volcano

Ph /fax (506) 200-0135. 6 Km to the northeast of Cañas, there is a paved motorway that is 58 Km long, which leaves the Interamerican in a northerly direction towards Upala. It passes between the Miravalles Volcanoes at an altitude of 2.028 meters to the west and the Tenorio Volcano at 1.916 meters altitude to the east. The last volcano is active, releasing gas and smoke and mud. It is located in the Tenorio Volcano National Park, one of the protected areas of the country and forms part of the Arenal Conservation Area (ACA). It has five natural areas and a virgin forest that is the habitat of tapirs and pumas. At the peak there is a lake surrounded by a cloud forest. On the northwestern side, there is the Río Celeste so called because of its deep blue color, a consequence of minerals in the water.  Its has hot springs and boiling mud baths; be careful not to burn yourself, it is better to go with a guide. The village of Bijagua is 33 Km to the north of the Interamerican and 25 Km to the south of Upala.