Rincon de la Vieja

Spanning 14,084 hectares (34,800 acres), Rincon de La Vieja National Park is filled with a wide range of natural wonders that includes nine volcanic craters, pristine tropical forests, waterfalls, and hot springs. The park extends over six life zones, and not surprisingly, has a huge amount of biodiversity.

You’ll have the opportunity to spot such creatures as howler monkeys, sloths, tapirs, and even pumas. There are naturalist guides will help to interpret and inform as you hike along the park’s trails, ensuring an exciting and educational day spent in one of Costa Rica’s most magnificent national parks.

A series of eruptions around the crater of rincon de la vieja volcano has created a safety hazard for visitors wishing to hike to the crater. Perhaps stability will return to this active volcano but until then no hikers are allowed near the crater.