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Rincon de La Vieja National Park

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Phone Number: 8807-4954
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This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted...

This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted in 1995.

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Zipline,horse ride, tubing, thermal water!

We took a tour with Loria tour [booked with Langosta Beach club] and loved it! We did Zipline first, then skip on rappelling, then horse ride, tubing through canyon, lunch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melodie55
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Nicolet, Québec

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South Wales, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on January 21, 2016, looking for some hiking. Disappointingly, most of the trail system was closed for construction. About 1/4-mile one-way out & back was open, leading to a mud pit. The construction is not moving at lightning speed.

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2 Thank CortBaker1
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not hard to get to--you go north on the Interamericana from Liberia a few kilometers and turn right at the signs to Curubande. It's paved most of the way. Yes, there's a private road and you have to pay a couple bucks to pass through the gate to get to Rincon de la Vieja. This park closes... More 

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5 Thank Courtney S
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited at the beginning of January and they are doing a lot of construction at the park, building a big visitor center and stairs along some of the paths. That said, it might be better to see it now while still in a non touristy state but half of the first trail is closed. You can still see the... More 

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2 Thank Susan M
Nicolet, Québec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour with Loria tour [booked with Langosta Beach club] and loved it! We did Zipline first, then skip on rappelling, then horse ride, tubing through canyon, lunch and finally, mud painting and thermal pool! We saw owler monkey, blue butterfly, and wild nature. Good loca food for lunch.Lot of fun, very warm and very tired by the... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were with a guide, so we had no difficulty getting to and around the park. Make sure you brink PLENTY of water and food. The hike to the waterfall and back is 10km (6.4 miles). It's hot and there are many places where you have to climb tree roots and boulders. It's a beautiful hike nonetheless.... More 

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3 Thank NurseCurf
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mud pots were a tad disappointing after all the hype, but the scenery is very beautiful. I saw Capuchin Monkeys and Coatis. From Liberia, lots of hotels offer shuttles to and from the park for around $20 US roundtrip.

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1 Thank yannaik
Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $90 a person we went horseback riding on trails, 1 hour tubing down class 2 and 3 rapids, zip lining on 9 cables, and then hit up the hot springs. A Costa Rican lunch was included which was delicious, A beautiful place with a great staff who speak very good English and are a lot of fun.

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5 Thank fish765
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

TL;DR rent an SUV, don't trust Google maps, Costa Ricans don't know how to make signs, there are multiple Ranger stations in the park make sure you go to the right one This was the biggest adventure I've had in quite a while for a number of reasons. Gather round boys and girls, it's story time. We had read in... More 

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19 Thank Jesse D
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Abel from Swiss Travel was our guide - he knew EVERYTHING about history of the area, nature, the environment, you name it! We specifically asked Verny at Swiss Travel for an advanced hike and we were not disappointed - it was perfect. Many of the trails in the park were closed for improvements, but this trail fit the bill nicely,... More 

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2 Thank Kimberly K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We did a 'planned' excursion that included our bus transport to and from the park. We got to take a short horseback ride up the hill, hike through rainforest area and visit sulphur hot springs. Also included a cooked lunch at family run restaurant on the volcano hillside.

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