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Rincon de La Vieja National Park

831 Reviews

Rincon de La Vieja National Park

831 Reviews
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Hike through lava fields and lush forest in Arenal Volcano National Park on a tour from Guanacaste to the active volcano. An early departure from Guanacaste ensures a full day of exploring the magnificent landscape surrounding Arenal, and you’ll follow the hike with a relaxing trip to Baldi Hot Spring, where you can soak while taking in sunset views of Arenal.
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BlueRiverHotSprings wrote a review Jul 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada38 contributions5 helpful votes
Noticing that many reviewers visit Las Pailas trail at Rincon de la Vieja, which is pretty special. I leaving this review to point out an alternative and different experience on opposite side of the park a for guided tours provided through Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, which is located there. Only this side of the park, called the Caribbean side is a lush rain forest with spectacular blue rivers, stunning waterfalls, views of the smoking volcano crater and hot springs that are natural. The drive is about 30 minutes longer from Liberia. Unfortunately both sides are not connected by car, requiring a back track to the main highway to get to the other side. From the beach hotels self-drive or book a day tour with transportation. Or, even better, book a stay at the resort if you can because there are many amenities and tours. Tours like tubing, zip lining, hiking, horseback riding begin leave from hotel into the rain forest to these spectacular blue rivers and waterfalls. Guides provide history of the area and stop to point out the many animals, flowers and butterflies found there.
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Date of experience: August 2019
gail1842 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hednesford, United Kingdom345 contributions115 helpful votes
This is the first time I have seen bubbling mud from a volcano. The park has several spots of bubbling water and steam. Interesting particularly with the surrounding fauna and forest. Lots of wildlife as well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Starnurse2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Crowthorne, United Kingdom660 contributions83 helpful votes
We had brought our won picnic lunch which we ate before starting our walk in a lovely inside the entrance. We then went off and soon started spotting all kinds of wild life. Capuchin monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Spider monkeys, a lovely woodpecker with scarlet crested head, and many others. The hot mud pools, steaming areas and hot springs were interesting. We passed a waterfall, but little water then as it was still the dry season. It was very hot as we started mid afternoon in order to give us a free day the next day, which was great. The trek itself was easy, but sometimes uneven under foot. A worthwhile visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Melisa K wrote a review Mar 2020
Little Rock, United States99 contributions24 helpful votes
It was a great hike to see the mudpots, boiling water, smoking rocks, etc. Totally enjoyed the day. The hike wasn't very difficult. Saw lots of monkeys.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Michele Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts25 contributions9 helpful votes
We did the Sendero Las Pailas trail with Guide José G. He was exceptional -- extremely knowledgeable. There was nothing he didn't know about nature, history, science, folklore. Extremely bright, kind, patient. We saw animals we never would have seen without him. He heard sounds we didn't hear, saw movement we didn't notice, had explanations for phenomena we didn't even know were occurring.His passion was contagious. He amplified the experience wonderfully.
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Date of experience: February 2020