East of Liberia
2,028 meters (6,654 feet)
Miravalles has been sleeping for centuries, no explosions, no geysers or other good volcanic stuff. However, if you own a four wheel drive vehicle, you would find he trip worth making. The road passes through country and offers super views of Lake Nicaragua. There's a geothermal electric plant in the park. Follow the road to this plant and you'll find the volcano.
Miravalles Volcano Protected Area's main attraction is its volcano, the tallest one (2,028 meters above sea level) in Guanacaste's Cordillera Volcanica, Bagaces canton. Its slopes feature hot springs that may be enjoyed at the pool in Guayabo. Volcanic fumaroles can also be visited. There are beautiful waterfalls in the area, such as Cabro Muco and the waterfall on the grounds of the college in La Fortuna, near to which are several lakes. In addition, this area is home to Costa Rica's only geothermal electricity production project.
Miravalles Protected zone includes the edifice of the Miravalles Volcano, which has no record of activity, and the very well conserved moist forests, very moist forests and cloud forests covering its lower slopes. The Miravalles is a very complex stratovolcano 2,028 m high with six eruption points at its peak. On its western and southwestern flanks there are lava flows.
At the foot, in the southwestern part, in Las Hornillas, which is accessible by the path from Bagaces, interesting examples of hydrothermal activity can be seen. Some of the oldest Pre-Hispanic archeological remains in the country have been found in this area.Two paths lead to the top of the volcano.