Miravalles Protected Zone

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Miravalles Protected Zone
Map showing the location of Miravalles Protected Zone
Map showing the location of Miravalles Protected Zone
Location within Costa Rica
Location Costa Rica
Coordinates 10°45′0″N 85°9′0″W / 10.75000°N 85.15000°W / 10.75000; -85.15000Coordinates: 10°45′0″N 85°9′0″W / 10.75000°N 85.15000°W / 10.75000; -85.15000
Area 28,840 acres (116.7 km2)
Established 1976
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)

Miravalles Protected Zone is a nature reserve in the central part of Costa Rica, which forms part of the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. The site contains the Miravalles Volcano, which is still active although the last recorded eruption was only of steam vents in 1946.

The site of a geothermal energy plant which uses the large underground heated reservoir to provide electricity.

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