Costa Rica has declared the Miravalles Volcano National Park-Jorge Manuel Dengo the country’s 29th national park.
The new addition, located in the north-western region of Guanacaste, is one of Costa Rica’s hidden gems. It is nearly 5,000 hectares and features some of Costa Rica’s biggest geothermal fields. Costa Rica’s protected areas now encompass more than 25% of its land mass, more than any other country in the world. Jaguars, big cats, ocelots, cougars and tapirs are some of the species that can be found in the National Park, whose sights are dominated by Miravalles Volcano. Standing at 2,028m, it is the tallest volcano in the Guanacaste mountain range and generates an abundance of geothermal energy. This is why the thermal hot springs are one of the most popular attractions is the area.
Photo: Miravalles Volcano National Park-Jorge Manuel Dengo, Costa Rica