Miravalles Volcano and National Park Miravalles is another attraction of Guanacaste. His impressive height of over 2000 meters above sea level at its summit makes it possible for an evergreen forest to florish, full of flora and fauna. The contrast of climates and landscapes from the arid plains to the evergreen summit is fascinating.
The Miravalles Volcano is a stratovolcano. The crater itself was formed as a result of several massive eruptions and a pyroclastic flow occurred between 0.6 and 1.5 million years ago. Its altitude is of 2.028 meters. The only volcanic eruption ever recorded in modern times occurred in 1946 and it was only a small eruption of gas, steam and some ash that did not cause major damage. Another of his attributes is that it looks like a guardian who watches from above over the arid plains of Guanacaste.