Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

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Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, is a National Park in Guanacaste Province of the northwestern part of Costa Rica.It encompasses the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa María volcanoes, as well as the dormant Cerro Von Seebach. The last eruption here was by Rincón de la Vieja in 1998. It is part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area and the Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage SiteGeographyThe nearest city is Liberia to the south of the park, and there are two facilities at the park for visitors information and guides the Santa Maria and Pailas stations which are both on the southern side of the park.The park has a variety of wildlife, such as over 300 species of birds, such as the three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) and emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus), and also various quetzals, curassows, eagles, etc. Mammals seen in the park include cougars, monkeys, kinkajous, jaguars and many more. The volcanic vents and geysers are habitat for certain extremophile micro-organisms. (C.Michael Hogan. 2010)
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  • You see here a short distance away from all kinds of volcanic activity, very nice/interesting. Beautiful surroundings for hiking, sturdy shoes.
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  • We were from Liberia and conduct nearly 20 km along a road in terrible conditions and without indications, the program Sygic that told us the way we get not without some other shock to one of the inputs. In these 20 kilometers or did not see a single car imagine fear to be lost. Arriving at one of the two entrances of the Park after driving a couple of miles we had to turn the road was impassable and that we were driving a Mitsubishi not me enters head that there is maintenance of these parks when people say that Pura Vida I guess is that giving all equal that nothing that happens to live are country disaster days
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  • This National Park is worth the long drive to get here. The two mile hike is lovely and you get the opportunity to see the most exquisite trees, rivers, waterfalls, birds and monkeys. Pick a option wh...  more »