Created to protect an extraordinary environment, this park is known as the “Yellowstone” of Costa Rica. This volcanically active area has numerous steaming fumaroles, acid rivers and hot mud boiling spots.  The park extends over nearly 35,000 acres and includes several active volcanic craters, open savannah, semi- deciduous forest and moister cloud forests below the volcanic summits. The park is  located 2.5 hours drive from Tamarindo and Conchal and 3 hours from Nosara and Samara beaches