Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Province of Guanacaste

Explore the volcanic geological features and tropical forests of Rincon de La Vieja National Park, a 14,084 hectare (34,800 acre) national park. Two active and one dormant volcano dominate the landscape here, and provide the main focal points for a range of hikes. The park protects areas of montane and dwarf cloud forest, as well as an extensive diversity of wildlife, including sloths, tapirs, pumas, jaguars, and howler and spider monkeys. Note that crater climbs on the two active volcanoes may not be allowed at the time of your visit; check in advance. In that case, surrounding fumaroles and hot springs add more than enough excitement to the adventure. Put Rincon de La Vieja National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rincon de La Vieja route planner.
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  • Walking across passable trails through forests and rugged open fields you see boiling mud pools, smoking Sulfur Lakes and steamy geysers. A great experience
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  • This is a great area to hike to get a different type of Costa Rican landscape. It is a well maintained trail and exposed in some areas, so it can be hot, but definitely worth it. We saw Spider Monkeys...  more »
  • The park is really beautiful and well worth the 15$US entrance fee ! The landscape was very beautiful, we saw lots of animals (we even saw a group of monkeys playing in the trees and a milk snake (not...  more »
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