Orosí Volcano

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Orosí Volcano
SW view of Orosi, 1989
Elevation 1,659 m (5,443 ft)[1]
Listing List of volcanoes in Costa Rica
Orosí Volcano is located in Costa Rica
Orosí Volcano
Orosí Volcano
Costa Rica
Range Cordillera de Guanacaste
Coordinates 10°58′48″N 85°28′24″W / 10.98000°N 85.47333°W / 10.98000; -85.47333Coordinates: 10°58′48″N 85°28′24″W / 10.98000°N 85.47333°W / 10.98000; -85.47333[1]
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption ~3500 years ago[1]

The Orosí Volcano, in Spanish the Volcán Orosí, is an inactive volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera de Guanacaste near the border with Nicaragua. The area around the volcano is a popular tourist destination, especially for more ecologically minded tourists due to its biodiversity, including the Guanacaste National Park.

At the base of the volcano is the Maritza Biological Station, which researches aquatic biology, founded in conjunction with Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA.