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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 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fab trip here the tour was amazing , wi5h lots to see and do, the hot boiling mud springs were amazing and we all enjoyed it , the views are unbelievable and the walk wasn’t too hard so I’d def recommend it xxx

Thank clairer1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Pura Vida is really all around you. The area is well maintain and the you can enjoy all the beautiful birds and most of all the spider monkeys are all over the place. The best part of the area to me...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of eleven, we decided that half of the group would do zip lining and the other half would do tubing. All eleven of us gave the experience a 10. The meal was excellent.

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the short hike and saw a waterfall, boiling mud pits and tons of wildlife. Was able to see spider monkeys, white face monkeys and howler monkeys. Really enjoyed it there.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Guanacaste last week and booked a tour to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park with Costa Rica Unique Tours (based in Playas del Coco) for the day. We toured the rainforest, swam in waterfalls, sat in natural hot springs and mud...More

Thank katesol
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. The trail system is extensive and well maintained, and takes you through diverse landscapes, including jungle and grassland. We hiked to La Cangreja waterfall, which was the most beautiful waterfall we visited on our...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

A family of 5 ranging in age from 19 to 55 went to the Rincon de La Vieja National Park today and we were faintly disappointed that volcanic activity meant the 3 hour walk to the crater (requiring 3 hours back) was closed but we...More

Thank Rufus B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and are are fairly fit, he cycles regularly and I go to the gym a couple of times a week. We often do hikes when away. This however was something else. Whether you go during the dry or wet season, it is hot,...More

Thank MrsRRD
Reviewed 16 August 2018

At first, I was not sure what to expect. I had seen pictures and wondered if Arenal volcano would have been a better choice. Come to find out this volcano has 9 craters, and that is one of the reasons why you never see the...More

3  Thank cobeats
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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
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16 August 2018|
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Response from HortDude | Reviewed this property |
Same as the previous answer. We showed up, paid the entrance fee and received a Map that highlighted all the main sights.
7 April 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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3 April 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.