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Rincon de La Vieja National Park: Tours & Tickets

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This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted in 1995.
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

You will have to go through a gated entrance and pay 700 colones per person, a hotel in the area collect the charge for regular cars but I saw a tour bus just went through, they open the gate and did not collect anything. This...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yulia P
Reviewed 21 September 2019

We really enjoyed visiting the fumaroles, pools of boiling mud & other volcanic activities, along an easy & well-marked circular trail. The whole setting is in the middle of lush, tropical jungle so we were also privileged to see spider monkeys, iguanas & a group...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tropicalmissionaries
Reviewed 11 September 2019

When you pay your fee to enter the park you willl drive a short distance and see a building you might think is park information. IT IS NOT. They ask you to pay $10 per person for a waterfall hike. We did that thinking we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
4  Thank BernieH60
Reviewed 9 September 2019

Take advantage of the ziplining and white water kayaking. You can tube down the river but the kayak is so much more fun.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Busybody67
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Stunning canopy. Hundreds of butterflies and other creatures big and small. Iyer was a hot day and the canopy kept us cool. Many beautiful waterfalls here as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TheSaltiestTraveler
Reviewed 2 September 2019

Pros: easy hike on well marked pathway, beautiful scenery, different aspects of volcanic activity, tons on monkeys in canopy, 4 yo walked it with not so much issues, no guide needed Cons: some areas are not covered and can get hot, 15 USD for foreigners...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank othynguyen
Reviewed 30 August 2019

we visited Costa Rica in April and so very glad we booked the tour to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and you could tell he enjoyed his work and his love of country. We were able to see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gina P
Reviewed 30 August 2019

We hiked the shorter Pailas trail in the Las Pailas section of the national park. It shows plenty of volcanic activity: bubbling sulfur lakes, bubbling mud pots, a small "volcano" with water splatting as if it was lava, and steam vents. Very interesting and impressive...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank robert4travel
Reviewed 7 August 2019

We took the loop trail that includes several mud pots, steam vents and volcanic formation. The trails are very well maintained and easy to follow. We were lucky to see some spider monkeys up close, including a very small newborn. It takes some driving to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Birdguy
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

An amazing national park..hidden away among cloud forest and bumpy roads to access. On our first day we took the well laid out walk through volcanic hot springs and bubbling mud. Then to the more isolated ranger station Santa Maria. We saw so much wild...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sadaf A
17 August 2019|
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Response from idgara56 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest a guided tour. The guides are generally very informative and much better at spotting wildlife.
11 March 2019|
Response from windsorwand31 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I know nothing about rentals from resort as we had a rental for the 4 weeks we stayed in Costa Rica. The road into the park was not a difficult drive. Pavement most of the way. We were travelling from the Santa Cruz... More