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Rincon de La Vieja National Park

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This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted in 1995.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“las pailas” (26 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our large school group of 23 teens and 7 adults enjoyed our beautiful hike. The volcano was breathtaking and definitely a must see. The museum on the way up was informative and had a few local vendors, which provided fresh fruit and items to purchase....More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this tour. It was one of the best during our 9 day trip to Costa Rica. The area was beautiful and the volcanic activity was breath taking.

Thank WendyHaggerton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have loads of time but we did get to hike to four waterfalls (free) and do the hot springs/mud baths ($20). It was STUPID GORGEOUS out there.

Thank mrgrita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main hike takes about 2 hours and it is a loop that goes around the mud pots and little volcano. It is an easy hike - mostly flat and paved. Very interesting - we saw a lot of animals too - snakes, agouti, birds...More

Thank tezzzka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a perfect fit, exactly what we were looking for. We got to the main building and were greeted in English by a very knowledgeable and very friendly Ranger. He explained the trail options, told us all about the park and answered our extensive...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this park in 2004 and returned in June 2017. The trail has been improved significantly (apparently, 3 years ago, the government invested the resources to make a significant portion of the trail more accessible to all Costa Ricans and visitors). We paid a...More

1  Thank FS_Junkie_with_kids
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We arrived at Las Pailas Ranger Station at exactly 8 am and were the second people on the hike. We started about 8:20 am. They give you a number and you check back with them as you leave so they make sure everyone makes it...More

6  Thank cedarjules
Reviewed June 7, 2017

I took the chance of hiking during rainy season in Rincon de la Vieja National Park on the Las Pailas trails. Luckily it didn't rain, but it was certainly humid and i heard grumblings of thunder in the distance. The waterfall was beautiful and the...More

Thank Haley H
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We booked this vacation from a beach vender named Andrea on Conchal beach. He set everything up and for the 4 of us. We were driven from Potrero Bay, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica over to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. About a 2...More

3  Thank Gary C
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

The easy hike here is a 2 hour circular walk through cool jungle and blisteringly hot open areas. There are about 7 stops along the way where you will see hot springs and bubbling mud pots. The stops are pretty underwhelming if you've ever been...More

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July 11, 2017|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Shorts were great for us with bug spray. A hat was really more important because the bugs were at head level. Not mosquitoes, just other flying insects that were just present and not stinging. Consider tall socks that you... More
May 18, 2017|
Response from Piwi_185 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The hot springs are outside of the national park (about 10 min) and I wasn't there. But the drivers of our transfer told us that you can go there, also in May. Just keep in mind, that normally it starts to rain in the... More
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April 24, 2017|
Response from pm430 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, in the part of the park where I have been, there are no zip lines...not sure if there are in other areas. You could visit the park alone, if you prefer.