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Miravalles Volcano and Waterfalls from Playa Hermosa

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From USD 174.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Pamper yourself in a volcanic spa rife with mineral-rich mud baths and hot springs on a private or small-group tour of Miravalles Volcano. Depart from the coast for an adventure in a tropical rain forest full of opportunities to swim, hike, and relax in Costa Rica’s lush wilderness.
  • Explore waterfalls, a tropical rain forest, and a volcanic crater on an excursion from the Playa Hermosa area
  • Walk across the crater of Miravalles Volcano, the only walkable crater in all of Costa Rica
  • Pamper yourself in natural mineral-rich mud baths and geothermal hot springs inside the crater
  • Hike past waterfalls and across the rain forest canopy on a series of swinging bridges
  • Typical Costa Rican lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from many regional hotels via air-conditioned vehicle included

What's Included

  • Waterfall Park fee Llanos del cortes is not included customer need to take care: (Additional charge $7 cash adult- $4 cash children)
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to the llanos del cortez waterfalls is not included (Additional charge $7 adult- $4 children)

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

07:00 am

Pickup details

any other rental house in cocotal beach, coco beach and playa hermosa : just provide the name or address

What To Expect

Meet your driver at your hotel in the morning and begin your drive to Miravalles Volcano. Groups of four people receive private tours for a highly personalized experience, while groups of fewer than four people join another small group for an equally intimate excursion.

Take a stretch break to swim in the pool beneath a waterfall en route to the volcano, before drying off and continuing to the crater of Miravalles, the only walkable crater in Costa Rica. Upon arrival, pamper yourself in nature’s spa with mineral-rich volcanic mud and lounge in geothermal hot springs.

Eat a fresh lunch onsite, and then embark on a moderate hike through a tropical rain forest. Get close to the canopy as you walk across hanging bridges and pass by three waterfalls before returning to your car and transferring back to your hotel.

Miravalles Volcano

During this day trip you will be able to see the smoke, hot stones and crystallized sulfur among other scenic beauties of the Miravalles Volcano. An untamed mountain covered in rainforest will let us safely visit the only walk-able crater in Costa Rica. The first stop on the drive to the volcano, will be to visit one of the country's most beautiful waterfalls Llanos del Cortez see picture profile  (Additional charge $7 cash adult- $4 cash children) and if you would like to, you can bring your swimsuits and swim under the majestic water curtain. Next stop will be the crater at Miravalles, where you will see lots of geothermal activity and sense the mighty power from below us. You will have a volcanic mud bath and relax in the hot springs before lunch and then you will experience the tropical rainforest on a moderate hike along some breathtaking hanging-bridges and three more waterfalls ( Included on the package). This is a day full of waterfalls and volcano experience. Bubbling mud pools: The bubbling mud pools are holes that contain clay mud. These mud pools, which also have sulfured thermal waters, all have different temperatures:176º, 212º and 392º F (80º, 100º and 200ºC). This mud is odorless and can be found in three different colors: gray, brown and yellow. The coloration indicates how deep the pool is: The brown mud indicates a depth of two meters, the gray mud a depth of one meter and the yellow mud indicates the mud is from the surface and is full of sulfur. You can select the clay in which you want to bath and then obtain it from the bubbling mud pool. Whilst waiting 15 or 20 minutes for the clay to cool you down, you can enjoy one of the greatest marvels in the world. After bathing in this volcanic mud your skin will be left feeling fresh and smooth. What to bring? Don't forget your swimming suit, hiking shoes, sandals, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sunblock, money and a hat. Hotel pick up: Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo Final de la Ruta 253 Costa Rica Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Playa Manzanillo, Culebra Costa Rica Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, Playa Arenilla Costa Rica El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, Panama Beach, Playa Panama 50503 Costa Rica Condovac la Costa, 400 Metros Norte de la Iglesia Catolica Club & Condovac, Playa Hermosa 000011 Costa Rica Hermosa Heights Villas, 200 meters north of Century 21 Office, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, Playa Matapalo Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Sardinal Costa Rica Hotel Coco Beach & Casino, Main St., Playas del Coco Costa Rica Ocotal Beach Resort, Playa del Coco PO Box 1, Playa Ocotal Costa Rica

7 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Playa Hermosa (Pass By)

We pick and any hotel /Rental home to Miravalles volcano

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Miravalles Volcano and Waterfalls from Playa Hermosa?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Miravalles Volcano and Waterfalls from Playa Hermosa?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Miravalles Volcano and Waterfalls from Playa Hermosa?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Miravalles Volcano and Waterfalls from Playa Hermosa?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveller Tips

Truly a once in a lifetime experience and would recommend this tour to anyone of all ages!
22 reviews
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Do yourself a favor….
Carly_K, July 2022
My family and I definitely recommend you taking this tour. We lucked out and received Rainer as our guide. He was so knowledgeable, kind and accommodating to all of our needs. We all learned a lot, not only about The volcano Miravalles, but of the waterfalls, hot springs, and the surrounding towns and lands. We booked our trip last minute (the night before), and even though we received confirmation, we were not 100% it would still go through (do to our late registration). Rainer was at our condo (which we also requested (not listed as one of the main resorts)) promptly at 7:00 am and ready to go. We were the only ones who signed up, so we received a private tour. Again Rainer was so great to speak with, and learn from due to the pride and knowledge he has of his country. The tour itself was a bit more rugged than the other tours we had been on, which we all loved. They were shorter hikes, on a tiny bit more rugged terrain. My 10 year old and 8 year old truly enjoyed the hikes. My 8 year old, who seems to get winded quicker than the rest of us, even mentioned that she enjoyed the hike more than the others we had been on. We crossed suspension bridges, saw beautiful flora, and were overall floored that we were a part of this experience. Once we hiked both trails, we went to the hot springs/volcanic mud baths/water pots/craters. This in itself was its own magical experience, and again Rainer could not have been more accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. Finally we ended our tour with an incredibly delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch at the reception building. Again, my youngest (the pickiest eater of all of us) even enjoyed her chicken, pasta, and gallo pinto. What a beautiful experience from the pickup, to the tour, to the drop off! Do yourself a favor and book this tour.
Low Key and Fun
Mark_E, Feb 2022
Our guide was fantastic, had great photo opportunities. Water falls, great lunch, sauna and mud bah and to finish it off a water slide.
Highly Recommend - Beautiful!
Jordan_T, June 2021
My husband & I really enjoyed this excursion! Our tour guide, Manrique was AMAZING! Shared so many things with us about Costa Rica & was great conversation the whole trip. We rode up to the rainforest/waterfall hike in a safari-like truck, which we really enjoyed! The hike was awesome with so many places to overlook many waterfalls & the beautiful rainforest. The hike was just long enough to get the full experience, but not too long that you’re exhausted afterwords. Our guide, Manrique, offered to take so many pictures for us - they turned out great! Once we finished the hike, we rode the Safari truck back to the place where there is a volcanic crater. This is where you take a mud bath & then refresh yourself in the hot springs afterwords. Our skin was actually soft after our mud bath! We finished off this wonderful trip with a delicious lunch that consisted of rice, beans, meat, salad, & plantains. Truly a once in a lifetime experience & would recommend this tour to anyone of all ages!
Awesome trip! Recommened
Connor_M, June 2021
Eduardo was a great driver, and the tour was excellent. We saw some beautiful waterfalls and got to walk across some incredible suspended bridges. The lunch was more authentic than our visit to Coco Beach! The mud bath and hot springs were a unique experience.
Response from Host, June 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! We aim to make things easy and stress-free during the planning of vacations, and we certainly want the trips we plan to be memorable. Sounds like we did exactly that in your case, We are thrilled to know that our staff as well work with made you happy throughout the different stages of your trip, providing customized and unforgettable vacations is our passion. It will be our pleasure to assist you in the future, come back soon!
Great times
Charles_O, Dec 2020
The mud bath and sauna were very relaxing, as well as the beauty of the hike and waterfalls. Carlos was great.
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Thank you for writing this review and for choosing Pininos adventures as your tour operator. We are very happy to hear that we were able to arrange for a successful Volcano trip for both, We hope we can welcome you back to Costa Rica soon! #creatingmemories #resetyourlife #pininosadventures
We really enjoyed our trip to the...
Wayne M, Apr 2018
We really enjoyed our trip to the Miravalles Volcano. The hot springs were amazing and would enjoy doing again. Our guide was great and provided a local experience for us. The only negative was not the fault of anyone but mother nature. The waterfalls were not as accessible as we had hoped due to a storm that brought down some trees and caused this problem. We were not able to get in the water as the picture shows.
We toured the forest, saw many...
Travis_K, Dec 2017
We toured the forest, saw many waterfalls and walked on a couple suspended walking bridges. Then to the hot springs area and toured an old crater. If you want to do the hot springs or the mud bath bring towels. We finished the day with a great Costa Rican lunch in the restaurant next to the hot spring.
Beautiful scenery a little dangerous...
Eileen_m, July 2016
Beautiful scenery a little dangerous along some trails with wet slippery rocks. I would recommend this adventure
Excellent!! Carlos from Pininos...
Robert_G, June 2016
Excellent!! Carlos from Pininos Tours was our guide. He was amazing! He was early to pick us up, very friendly, helpful and made the trip. We took our camera and he volunteered to take pictures of us all along the way. After picking us up at our hotel, we drove to the Volcano and toured the craters. We then travelled up the mountain to see the most gorgeous waterfalls. The Hanging Bridges were amazing also. After a great rainforest experience, we had lunch at the restaurant on-site that was probably the best food we ate the entire time we were in Costa Rica I would recommend the fish. After lunch we changed into our bathing suits and enjoyed the mud bath, sauna, and the hot tub. The entire day 8 am - 4 pm was amazing.. would do it again!
My family had a great time. Our tour...
Kirk N, Apr 2016
My family had a great time. Our tour guide was very nice and laid back. The van we were picked up in was very clean and the AC was perfect. We traveled with 1 teenager and 1 five year old and they both had a blast. Great trip if you don't want to over exert yourself.
The Volcano was very impressive and...
Pat F, Feb 2016
The Volcano was very impressive and our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The driver of our van sorry forgot his name also was very helpful and navigated the narrow roads in a very safe manner. Lunch was tremendous and overall this day trip was definetly 5 stars