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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Sector Santa María in mid July. This sector is the closest to Liberia. The road from Liberia to the park is quite tough but does scenically change from highlands to forest within a short distance, which is pretty neat. The park itself was...More

Thank HortDude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot springs are great and should set aside a good chunk of time to enjoy. The waterfall was so refreshing and beautiful (there is a short, single file walking bridge to get to it) and is worth seeing. Take plenty of water if going in...More

Thank Shaday25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have experienced a lot here in costa rica, and each day has gotten better! This volcanic national park is a full day adventure including horseback riding, hiking, waterfalls, mud baths and hot springs in a spa setting in the middle of the forest, a...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome first day in Costa Rica. The view was amazing , the variety if flora and fauna and the most knowledgeable tour guide you can afford. Walter really knows his Job, he will make sure not just to show you around but to explain to...More

Thank Janny G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredible park as there is so much to do! It is also amazingly beautiful! Hiked the shorter trail (3 km) - the trail GREAT as it is well- maintained and groomed. Please be aware there are many stairs along the trail. So...More

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend a morning hiking through a forest on the side of an active volcano. Leaf cutter ants, beautiful butterflies, birds and wild animals abound. Easy to follow trails lead to beautiful waterfalls and flowing rivers, then around a turn to steam vents,...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rincón de la Vieja is an active volcano and the national park goes by the same name is open for hikes, walks, activities etc. We took a walk which has easy paths, bridges and steps to see waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the monkeys, or...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This park is such a special and beautiful place, especially if you are a nature lover. It is a unique combination of tropical dry forest and rainforest, so you get to see cactus-like plants, volcanos, and lush green trees all in one park. As always,...More

Thank Littletraveler123
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We had a great guy, Bernal, Who is native Costa Rican, suggest an all day adventure up at Rincon Vieja. It was a great horseback ride across the meadow only to zip line all the way down. After our adventure they served us a great...More

Thank grb34698
Reviewed May 1, 2018

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 and Howler Monkeys, various bird...More

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April 6, 2018|
Response from TravelBug128 | Reviewed this property |
You can totally do it on your own. The drive there was uneventful (unlike our drive to Palo Verdes NP). You just need to pay the entrance fee, they give you a number which you have to tell them upon your exit - that's how... More
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from france j | Reviewed this property |
You can pay for the park (and most parks) in American money. However, there is a private road leading to to the park you have to pay a fee to a local. We paid in colonnes not sure if you can pay in dollars.