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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 1 week ago

What an amazing experience, so powerful. You can't help but get the jitters listening to the boiling deep underground and the growling of raw power. Unfortunately the crater trail has been closed since 2011 due to too much volcanic activity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jason V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful trail through dry and wet tropical forest. However...it is not for those with mobility issues. Steps are plentiful with high risers. Perhaps inclines or lower steps would have been better and more accessible for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Tamarindo to Rincon which took approx 1 1/2 hour. We arrived shortly before lunch. $65 per person covered lunch and the 3 activities You have to drive 15 mins to waterfalls on this extremely rough road(truck recommended) then walk down (15mins) to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TNTrenovations
Reviewed 1 week ago

Profiteering hotel in very pleasant location near volcano and attractions. Hotel however made us pay $55 each for meal on Xmas eve with No alternative restaurants nearby! Put us in a dark shady room with poor lighting views of a farm pig stable at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karl125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered a wonderful guide via TripAdvisor and booked him for our last day in Costa Rica to take us to this national park near Liberia, our departure city. Julio Guadamuz, email: jguadamuz22@yahoo.com. He picked us up just before 7am so we could be there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KMN501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walking tour is incredible! Not only did we see many monkeys, iguanas, a capaberra, and other creatures, but you witness the thermal power coming up through the earth in numerous places causing water and mud to bubble and shoot up into the air. Absolutely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Eric F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see on the hike. Waterfall was fun.and refreshing. Hot springs with volcanic mud is too crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary Jane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the park and the volcanic activity but I momentarily misplaced my sunglasses in the bathroom and when I went back they were gone- a tourist in the cafe said she had found them and turned them in to the reception desk. The workers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank momtero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a number of hikes you can take - a long 11 km hike through very rough terrain that involves a lot of climbs and descents. Spectacular but tiring. The more gentle 4 km hike is on a hard surface and can be done...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Roy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be charged 700 colones pp if you drive through the Hacienda Guachipelin property. This is separate and apart from the entrance fee to the park which is $15 pp and one person do need to show an ID (could be driver's license or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from AnetteA118 | Reviewed this property |
Costs is 15 us for adults and you need to identify yourself with either passport or drivers license and you check in to the park and out again for your own security
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January 4, 2019|
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Response from mykeclanduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a car park there, although I would recommend going earlier in the morning. We visited before 9am using the free hotel bus (Hacienda Guachapelin), and by midday the car park was rammed when we left. Hope that... More
December 17, 2018|
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Response from _Matea_2411 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is well marked we did all Costa Rica (except Corcovado) without guides, you can check more on my blog if you google Matea and Hinko family adventures Rincon de la Vieja:D Enjoy:D