Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Hike through a Unique Terrain to Enjoy Nature and Wildlife
Rincon de la Vieja National Park is home to one of the six active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Last eruption happened in September 2011. However, it’s far from a dormant phase as it regularly makes rumbling noises and lets off steam. The park features many unusual terrains such as volcanic rocks and dried lava flows, with moist humid forests and cloud forests growing in between. There are also bubbling hot mud pools, eerie steam holes, sulphurous fumaroles, waterfalls and beautiful jungle trails to explore!
The tour starts as the transport picks you up from the hotel after breakfast and gets you to the national park*. Enjoy a two hour hike around the park exploring it’s unique terrain and spotting a variety of wildlife: the white-faced monkeys high in the trees, green iguanas and cute raccoons. This park is known as a bird watchers paradise as well. You can spot birds such as the yellow-ear toucanets, the rusty sparrows and the cute black eared wood quails! If you are lucky, the lesser ground cuckoo may make an appearance, too! The hiking trails will lead you to the stunning,195 ft high, La Cangreja waterfall.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park is an off the beaten track park, as there aren’t many tourists visiting the area. If you are looking for a great wildlife experience with somewhat extreme hiking involved, and are in good physical condition, this is definitely an area for you to explore!
Your tour includes: transportation, lunch, drinks, guide and entrance into the park
What to bring: hiking boots / trail shoes / very sturdy sneakers with grip, long pants or shorts, T-shirt, cap, binoculars, camera, sunscreen and insect repellent.
*Please note that drive times may vary, depending on the location of your accommodation.
*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.