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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 2 days ago

This park is special as you come quite easily close to the volcanic activity without lot of transpiration or long hiking. And it has many faces. The park has both dry and windy Cerrado-like areas as well as mountainous rainforest parts with parakeets and monkeys....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked at our resort through Jacamar tours. Pick up at resort early morning for an easy 1 hour drive to the attraction. Our Jacamar driver Daniel and guide Hernan were both very informative and knowledgeable about the volcano as well as the local flora and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank idgara56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the day with our guide from Transmila tours in Tamarindo, Eddie. Eddie was an excellent tour guide and driver (it was about 1 1/2 to 2 hour trip each way). He stayed with us to get us to each activity. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank slissette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled here in a rental car from Guanacaste and the roads were absolutely fine. Easy to find with Google maps. You pay 700 colonies per person to cross some private land then 15 dollars per person at the park. Worth it for the well...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank helen t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 2 hours from Reserva Conchal w Google Maps of Guancaste downloaded to our Android with no problems. The trails are well marked and Park staff members very helpful. So a guide and tour isn't needed for this worthwhile visit. The waterfall is paid...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kevinrazenergy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica has lots of national parks, and this one is well situated near LIberia. Easy to get to and experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paula c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience, so powerful. You can't help but get the jitters listening to the boiling deep underground and the growling of raw power. Unfortunately the crater trail has been closed since 2011 due to too much volcanic activity.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jason V
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Beautiful trail through dry and wet tropical forest. However...it is not for those with mobility issues. Steps are plentiful with high risers. Perhaps inclines or lower steps would have been better and more accessible for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Silvrplate
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

We drove from Tamarindo to Rincon which took approx 1 1/2 hour. We arrived shortly before lunch. $65 per person covered lunch and the 3 activities You have to drive 15 mins to waterfalls on this extremely rough road(truck recommended) then walk down (15mins) to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank TNTrenovations
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Profiteering hotel in very pleasant location near volcano and attractions. Hotel however made us pay $55 each for meal on Xmas eve with No alternative restaurants nearby! Put us in a dark shady room with poor lighting views of a farm pig stable at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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12 January 2019|
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Response from AnetteA118 | Reviewed this property |
Costs is 15 us for adults and you need to identify yourself with either passport or drivers license and you check in to the park and out again for your own security
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Response from mykeclanduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a car park there, although I would recommend going earlier in the morning. We visited before 9am using the free hotel bus (Hacienda Guachapelin), and by midday the car park was rammed when we left. Hope that... More