Rincon De La Vieja Hike

Visiting the Rincon de la Vieja Hike is a great choice to stay in touch with nature. This beautiful National Park is in the province of Guanacaste, and it combines different types of landscapes from volcanic fumaroles, bubbling mud pit craters, astonishing views to the volcano, clear water rivers, waterfalls, primary forest with exuberant trees and many types of beautiful plants. This is also the habitat of jungle cats, 3 species of monkeys, agouties, coatis, among other animal species.

Inclusions >>>
  • Private Transportation
  • Private tour guide
  • Admission fee
  • 2 - 3 hours  light hike or
  • 6 - 8 tough hike
  • Visit to Cangreja waterfall (long hike)
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Soda
  • Beer
  • One full traditional Costa Rican meal
  • 30 minutes stop for souvenir shopping
Bring >>>
  • Passport (copies are useless)
  • Camera to take pictures (waterproof case is recommended)
  • Back pack to carry water and snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Swimming suit and towel (Long hike)
  • Hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  •  Sun screen
  • Extra money to buy in local business
Good to know >>>
Good to know!
  • Pick up time: 06:00 am long hike, 08:00 am short hike
  • Duration: 8 hours short hike, 12 hours long hike
  • Rainy season: May - November
  • Skill level: You decide between Medium or Hard
  • Suitable for the kids: Must be over 5
  • Suitable for the elderly: Depending on physical condition
  • Available every day but Monday
  • Pregnancy: Depending on physical condition for the short hike
  • Wheel chair access available to get a taste of the forest
  • Wildlife sighting not guaranteed
  • We run our tours out in the sun and the rain!
Itinerary >>>

08:00 am: Departure from Hotel. Meet at the reception

10:00 am: Rincon De La Vieja Hike

01:00 pm: Traditional Costa Rican lunch

01:45 pm: Souvenir shopping on the way back to the hotel

04:00 pm: Return to the hotel

Long hike is about 4 hours longer
Prices >>>


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Rincon de la Vieja Hike
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Is Rincon de la Vieja National Park open?

Rincon de la Vieja National Park hours are Tuesday through Sunday 8 AM to 3 PM for the Las Pailas sector. Santa Maria sector is closed. The latest you can take the trail to Escondida and Cangreja waterfalls is 11:30 am

Is Rincon de la Vieja Safe?

Rincon de la Vieja is a volcano located about an hour away from Liberia in the northern portion of the Guanacaste region. Though the volcano is considered active, it is safe to visit.