Get Muddy! Miravalles Volcano - Costa Rica for Kids
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Get Muddy! Miravalles Volcano

Mud baths, volcanoes and thermal pools! This COSTA RICA FOR KIDS tour of Miravalles, often called the Yellowstone of Costa Rica, will have your family immersed in the therapeutic minerals of Mother Nature!
This family tour begins with an hour and half drive through the Guanacaste mountain range with views of the Miravalles volcano. Learn all about gas emanations and geysers used by a governmental geothermal project to help produce electricity. This is a tour for all the scientists in the family!

Although a dormant volcano, Miravalles has earned protective status due to its surrounding tropical vegetation and geological activity: steam spewing fishers, sulfur springs, and bubbling mud pools. An underground reservoir is the site of a geothermal energy plant at Las Hornillas that converts resident steam to electricity. Your family will be able to visit Las Hornillas, which is located at the base of the volcano.

Indulge in the majestic views of Miravalles Volcano while on horseback or hop on a tractor for a short ride. You’ll arrive at the hanging bridges where you will embark on an easy 30-40 minute hike to the waterfall. Afterward, you will head back to see the steaming fumaroles and beauty of the crystal formations of this “Yellowstone of Costa Rica.” This is an opportunity for asking questions and learning about the wildlife within the area.

Then it’s finally time for every kids dream, VOLCANIC MUD BATHS, slather your brother, mother, sister, father, and self with warm volcanic mud that is great for your skin before you tip toe into restorative thermal pools. This is an excellent photo opportunity for families! After a shower, you can change into your dry clothes. After all that education, hiking and playing, your family will have worked up an appetite, lunch will be served before returning to your Beach Hotel.

What families love about this tour! Families love this educational tour of the Volcano! A highlight of the trip, bathing in the volcanic mud baths and thermal pools, a vacation snapshot to show all your friends!

Zone: Guanacaste
Location: Bagaces - See map

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What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the Park
  • Volcanic Mud and thermal pools

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Please bring a hat or visor
  • Adventure sandals, tennis shoes, or light hiking boots
  • Swimsuit & clothing suitable for horseback riding & hiking

Important Notes for Parents

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    Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
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    Minimum Operation Required 3 adult persons.
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    This tour is available during the week only on Mondays and Saturdays.



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