Volcanoes

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Costa Rica is home to 11 volcanoes, include Barva, Orosi, Poas, Cerro Tilaran, Irazu, Miravalles, Platanar, Rincon de la Vieja, Tenorio, Turrialba and Arenal.  Only five (Rincón de la Vieja, Arenal, Poás, Irazú and Turrialba) have had eruptive activity in the past 400 years, even though the rest have certain level of activity (residual action) as fumaroles or gas emanation.
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  • Turrialba Volcano

    Turrialba Volcano

    Located in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica along the southeast corner of the...

  • Tenorio Volcano and Miravalles Protected Zone

    Tenorio Volcano and Miravalles Protected Zone

    Located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica which forms part of the Arenal...

  • Irazu Volcano

    Irazu Volcano

    Situated in the Cordillera Central close to the city of Cartago. From the top it...

  • Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

    Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

    Located in northwestern Costa Rica, about 25 km from Liberia in the province of Guanacaste. Its name...

  • Poas Volcano

    Poas Volcano

    Located in the central highlands of Costa Rica. Visiting Poas Volcano is a popular...

  • Arenal Volcano

    Arenal Volcano

    Until 2010, it was Costa Rica’s most active volcano. When visiting Arenal...