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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, it’s not very close to La Fortuna, we drove around 1 hour 15 mins but worth every second. We arrived to the park and paid USD 2 for Parking. We paid USD 4 to rent rain boots and USD 12 / person for the...More

Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We drove to Tenorio National Park from Tilaran. The road from the Interamerican Highway to Bijagua is paved, with just a few potholes in some of the villages. The 9 km road from Bijagua to the Park Entrance is partially paved, with more pavement coming...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The roads to Tenorio National Park are paved and well marked. When you arrive at the National Park, be prepared to pay $12 per person admission. A trail map is provided. Boots will be recommended by the park attendants. Rain boots are available for rent....More

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The hike to the waterfall was great and not too many steps (approx 300). We saw a blue morpho butterfly cross below us in front of the waterfall. Also, saw tapir tracks, two snakes, and various birds. Go early because it gets crowded pretty quickly,...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the Guanacaste province, which is considered a "dry forest" region. This was an awesome day trip (3 hour drive each way) to the "rain forest" region. We booked the excursion through Andrei at Conchalfun and our guide Diego picked us up...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

A wonderful national park. Wear Keens! They do rent boots if you do not own Keens. The paths are super muddy and slippery. There are several things to see on the trails. The office suggested going to the last spot first, great advice, as the...More

Thank ginastern
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We traveled from La Fortuna to Playa Potrero with a stop at Tenorio National Park & Rio Celeste. We arrived about 9:15 on a Sunday morning and spent about 2.5 hours. It was fairly busy since many locals visit the park on Sundays. The weather...More

Thank tashapVermont
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Working hours: 8 am to 2 pm (they let tourists in till 2 pm) so you can still stay till 4-5 pm.We went on the weekend of Easter vacation, so it was packed. Security was letting in 20 people at a time with 10-15 mins...More

2  Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were staying in La Fortuna and it was about an hour and twenty minute drive to the park. #1 tip: RENT THE BOOTS!!! If you do not have heavy duty hiking boots and want to save yourself a ton of trouble, pay the $4...More

Thank JensTrex
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We went on a group tour from our hotel this morning including our 5 year old. I was nervous about this hike after reading mixed reviews about taking young children. It was a strenuous hike but lots of places along the trail to stop for...More

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24 March 2018|
Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, no. parts of the trails are very very rocky and can be slippery as well as steep in many parts. If someone requires a wheelchair they could not do these trails at all. Sorry, but I just dont think it is... More
9 October 2016|
Response from Javier S | Reviewed this property |
8am to 4pm :)
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13 June 2016|
Response from Alpensteinbock | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.