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Cacao Volcano

Cacao Volcano

Quick Facts

  • Location : Guanacaste National Park
  • Altitude : 5,443 feet above sea level

Situated within Guanacaste National Park, roughly 22 miles from Liberia, Cacao Volcano sits southeast of Orosi Volcano. The volcano is surrounded by humid cloud forest, which serves as a biological corridor for wildlife that migrates between the national park's highlands and the Pacific coast. The area's damp cloud forest is completely different than the cool, mountainous cloud forest seen inland in Monteverde.

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Guanacaste National Park’s Cacao Biological Station provides access to Cacao Volcano; serious hikers trek up rustic trails to reach the summit. As trails are rough and the park is largely untouristed, hiring an experienced, local guide is highly recommended.

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