Miravalles Volcano

Miravalles Volcano, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste: Address, Phone Number, Miravalles Volcano Reviews: 4.5/5

Miravalles Volcano
4.5
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Meet authentic Costa Rica. Off the beaten path:Zip lines, jungle hikes, bar, restauran, karaoke. Located in the small village of Guayabal, halfway between Guayabo and Aguas Claras.
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MzToylady T
6 contributions
Birthday Excursion
Aug 2021
I visited Miravalles Volcano for my 47th Birthday and had a great time, aside from the rain. We enjoyed the waterfalls, sauna, hot springs and mud bath.
Written 5 September 2021
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Bonnie Kline S
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Wonderful day with lots of variety!
Jan 2020
Six of us joined two others for this excursion with Harold our guide and Wilbur our driver. This day was filled with a variety of adventures - waterfalls, zip lining, horseback riding, hanging bridge, mud bath at the hot springs, wildlife and nature. The day also included a wonderful lunch. Harold and Wilbur were great, ask for them! They provided plenty of information, welcomed questions, and were so hospitable!
Written 31 January 2020
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D O
Cambridge, Canada10 contributions
A special experience in beautiful Costa Rica
Dec 2018
We really enjoyed this excursion.
My husband was pleased with the horse back riding, the scenery and the hot springs.
I loved the beautiful scenery, the suspension bridge crossing a river and rapids, and the friendly folks that we met on the tour
Written 13 April 2019
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Denise S
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico180 contributions
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Feb 2019 • Friends
We went on the Nexus tours of the Miravalles waterfalls and crater with natural hot springs, sauna and mud baths. Our tour guide Mitchell was AMAZING! He was so knowledgeable about everything and kept us entertained the whole trip! I heard it’s only open a few months out of the year due to the rain but a definite MUST if traveling to Liberia! Such a beautiful country! Am going back for sure!
Written 7 February 2019
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V3517WKangelas
East Troy, WI8 contributions
Neat experience - a bit overpriced
Dec 2018 • Couples
The overall attractions were awesome to see, experience and lunch was good. The company we booked through was very responsive leading up to our trip but the overall cost was a bit high for the level of “structure” on the trip. I will say we were lucky to be the only two people on the hour and a half shuttle ride. We met up with one more couple when we arrived, that was a very nice aspect. I guess for the money and the other similar tours we’ve done like this.. they should offer water, towels, to take photos, little things like that can go a long way.

Suggestions if taking this tour- bring water, towel, just wear your swimsuit under comfy clothes. Bring a change of clothes for the ride back. No need for hiking shoes, tennis shoes are just fine, bring flips for waking around mud bath and showers.

Regarding pricing - the hotel offered other options with more experiences but the did last longer. We booked this in the interest of time. We left around 7:30 and got back to hotel around 2. Our driver was very accommodating and was willing to stop off if we wanted.

Written 13 December 2018
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Ina_31
St. Catharines, Canada408 contributions
Nice area, worth considering to visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed the horse back riding, the hike in the tropical forrest and the hot springs. We had a lovely lunch in a restaurant with a nice view. This is a day trip to consider during a vacation in Guanacaste.
Written 2 July 2018
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fincalosarboles
Guayabo, Costa Rica14 contributions
Something for everyone
Mar 2018 • Couples
At the base of Miravalles Volcano is the Canopy Tour in Guayabal, a zip line in a Primary Forest. You can spend the night in a rustic cabin amoung the trees surrounded by wildlife.
They also provide day long tours with horseback riding, hiking, hot springs, waterfalls, lunch etc...Or you can book a hike to the crater (all day, not for the weak)
Written 18 June 2018
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luvthesune
luvthesun114 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2018 • Friends
Our tour company Tiquicia tours provided us a with a wonderful day. Driver Estaban and guide Juan were full of information from the time they picked us up until they dropped us off. This was a 3 hr there and 3 hr back day from Jaco. While at Miravelles we went horseback riding into the jungle. A track through the jungle to waterfalls, the option was there to swim. Absolutely gorgeous. From there went for a typical Costa Rican lunch. Walked to mud baths. A gated walk around the volcano cauldron to watch mud bubble from the earth and steam vents. Yes there was a slight sulfer smell. 😈 there is a well defined explanation to the process you follow; sit in sauna for five minutes, go to mud baths and cover yourself, allow to dry, shower off, then there are 3 'hot tubs to relax in. Very cool. You do end up smelling afterwards, so take a shower when you get home. Clothes need to be washed afterwards to remove smell. There are shower facilities, change rooms and toilets.
Written 21 February 2018
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Timothy N
15 contributions
A lot to do here!
Oct 2017 • Couples
We did this tour as part of an all day tour. Our timing was not the best as we had arrived only days after the tropical storm had caused mass destruction in Guanacaste province. The only real impact was the beautiful waterfall that had been there for quite a long time had been destroyed and was now only a few smaller waterfalls. Bring a change of clothes, swimming attire, close toed shoes, and flip flops, towels, sunscreen and bug spray.

That said, we road horseback up and down the roadway to the hike up to the former waterfall. The horses were great, used to people. The operator of the horses was not all opposed to people with riding experience to do there own thing. My wife and I ran the horse from the start and got way in front of the rest of the group. Pretty romantic, just her and I riding horses through the rain forest. We then entered the trail and walked across a big suspension bridge, which was really fun. We then hiked up to the former waterfall, saw some cool spiders, a snake, and lots of cool plant life. Back down to the trail head, same horse ride back.

When we got back, the small restaurant had cooked up special orders. I had the pork chop, my wife had the chicken. Both were amazing. The other choice was fish, which the people who had it also commented that it was good. Fresh mango juice as well. The atmosphere of the place was cozy, like a cabin in the forest (which is was).

After lunch, we made our way down to the mud bath. The have stations numbered so as to maximize the therapeutic intent of the hot springs. Station one was the natural sauna. Not extremely hot, but good enough to open the pores. Station two was the mud baths. Literally, volcanic boiling mud in pots that you scoop handfuls and coat yourselves. We were told to let it dry while we walked around inside the volcanic crater. BEWARE the water springs that run through the trail. There are no signs warning of the danger but this water is beyond scalding. My wife burned her foot pretty bad stepping into it unaware. After the mud dried, station 3 was the shower. There are two faucets, red and yellow. Red for hot, yellow for cold. Amazing, but some in our group could not figure out what it was cold water. lol. Station 4 was finally the hot springs pools. We sat and chatted for about an hour or so, very relaxing. Only way they could improve is to have a bartender bringing drinks to the pool!

Lastly, for the adventurers, the water slide. The long bobsled looking concrete water slide was fun, but dare I say dangerous. You are given a helmet, and a small inter-tube. You then hike to the top of the hill where a large tank is being filled with ice cold water. You are then told to put the tube around your shoulders and use you arms to put outward pressure on the inter tube. The idea is not to use the tube to sit on, but to protect your body from the concrete walls. My wife and I went first. They have you sit in the concrete walls and wait, he pulls the handle and the entire tanks contents violently push you at break neck speeds down this small chute. I was the only one of 6 who did not come away with big scrapes or bruises. I am also the only one who weighted more than 250lbs. Most of the participants, banged into walls, dragged elbows, hit heads, got flipped over, etc. We all agreed however that it was absolutely FUN!!! Just do so at your own risk!

All in all this was a great day filled with fun and adventure!
Written 13 October 2017
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Sandy T
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico58 contributions
An Adventure with a Rainforest, a Hanging Bridge and taking a bath Flintstone-style!
Aug 2017 • Couples
What an awesome day! While we did not partake in the horseback riding, we did hike up to the see the waterfall in the rainforest via the hanging bridge! The music of the rainforest, the beauty all around... and then off to the very surreal part with the hot (and I do mean HOT!) springs and mud bath! I felt like I was in a Flintstone movie, stepping back into prehistoric times! What a greater respect I now have for God's creation, for sure. just, WOW!
Yes, we did partake in the mud bath, hot tub and sauna! Not exactly a 5-star experience, but i don't expect it to be. It was, plain and simple, natural and PERFECT! Amazing!
Written 4 September 2017
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