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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mud pots” (36 reviews)
“las pailas” (30 reviews)
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Costa Rica
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"volcanic activity"
in 40 reviews
"mud pots"
in 36 reviews
"las pailas"
in 30 reviews
"steam vents"
in 22 reviews
"the loop"
in 17 reviews
"rincon de la vieja"
in 28 reviews
"santa maria"
in 15 reviews
"per person"
in 35 reviews
"hot springs"
in 61 reviews
"closed due"
in 15 reviews
"hour hike"
in 15 reviews
"waterfall hike"
in 12 reviews
"spider monkeys"
in 19 reviews
"zip lining"
in 32 reviews
"boiling water"
in 8 reviews
"ranger station"
in 18 reviews
"costa rica"
in 53 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great area to hike to get a different type of Costa Rican landscape. It is a well maintained trail and exposed in some areas, so it can be hot, but definitely worth it. We saw Spider Monkeys and Howler Monkeys, various bird...More

1  Thank Tara M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is really beautiful and well worth the 15$US entrance fee ! The landscape was very beautiful, we saw lots of animals (we even saw a group of monkeys playing in the trees and a milk snake (not poisonos!) and the trails are great....More

Thank Bianca M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

our trip started around 6:30am - pickup was quiet easy from our humorous tour guide miguel andres. the combination of hiking and learning about the natural secrets was really exciting - miguel helped us to get awesome pictures from animals and ourselves. he was born...More

2  Thank vienna_dsr
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I hiked the trail to Catarata La Cangreja. It was hot (very little shade) but definitely worth it. The trail was well marked but took a little bit of effort to get to the waterfall. The waterfall was amazing. The water was clean and clear...More

Thank OldIrishCurmudgeon
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I brought my wedding party to Samara, Costa Rica and 37 of us took a shuttle to this adventure park. It was amazing. It was an insane adventure and everyone had a blast. We were exhausted when we were done but the endless activities were...More

Thank Jeremy K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this park primarily to hike the trail to La Cangreja Waterfall. Very diverse park. One minute you are walking through lush green surroundings, the next you’re walking through desert-like landscape. The trail to the waterfall is 8 miles round-trip -2 hrs there, 2...More

1  Thank PatriciaT917
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We drove up to this park at the recommendation of a random person at the airport and were so glad we did. We walked the easy 3km loop around the mud pots with our kids and they loved it! A real gem.

3  Thank nicoleke
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

At the reception to this attraction you need to pay for entry and sign in, for safety purposes, as this a place for mainly for nature lovers and walkers. The car-park is not well maintained so drive carefully unless you have a 4x4 :-). There...More

2  Thank michael s
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

It was about a 2 hr walk through the park to visit several Geothermal wonders. The wonders were near the end of the hike. we saw bubbling springs and mud pools. The scenery on the way was excellent.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Nice trails, some birds and wildlife. Sulfur, steam, mud scenery. Another nice park in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Thank Danny B
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dv50
7 April 2018|
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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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bonniesue f
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.
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rinaveksler
15 February 2018|
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Response from TravelBug128 | Reviewed this property |
The one hike by the entrance where you can see mud pots and steaming vents etc is fairly easy for kids (not toddlers). The last part was a bit steep but the entire trail is paved.
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