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 Quebrada Grande route planner.
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  • Who make a and seething volcano experience wants jungle with his species, rivers, whitewater creeks and waterfalls with its thermal springs, as well as dry -, is right here. What is this? Nature, good shoes, bug spray and a fairly good condition. You will be rewarded by many plants and many of the over 900 different species of living in Costa Rica. At the end of a not quite which hike through the hilly jungle, you are rewarded with a bath and a shower under a waterfall which stands out like a turquoise eye from the jungle. Conclusion: the Costa Rican Government does everything for it to leave everything in a natural state. In other words, here it is presented visit not with pleasant paved paths on a platter, for this very natural and authentic. Uwe F.
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  • We were a group of middle aged adults, one older man, three teens and two younger kids. We wanted to see the bubbling pots and sulfur steam of a real volcano. Well, this is the place. For $15/pp you c...  more »
  • I found the Pailas trail one of the best educational parts of our trip. We went by car, paid a few dollars to use a private road and 15$ per person entry fee. Definitely worth its money. The hot pools...  more »

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