Rincón de la Vieja

Rincón de la Vieja

Rincón de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja is a national park also known as Rincon. The park is considered one of the nicest national parks in Costa Rica, mainly because it is quiet in the park. The name of the park literally means “the corner of the old woman” and there are several legends about the origin of it. In most cases it is a legend about a couple in love, preferably from rival tribes. The male half of which ends in one of the craters of the volcano while the female half of the couple wanders around sadly.

Rincon de la Vieja: a park full of forest giants and sulfur lakes

Rincon de la Vieja is certainly unique. You will not only encounter giant strangler trees in the park, but because of the active volcano nearby, you will also see sulfur lakes and boiling mud. The dry tropical rainforest has a completely different nature than many other nature parks in Costa Rica, because in other nature parks it is generally a bit wetter and more tropical. Even if you have already visited other natural parks in Costa Rica, it is recommended to visit this unique natural park by taking a hike through the nature reserve.

Furthermore, there are long periods of drought in the nature park, namely in dry periods of five months without rainfall.

Walking through Rincon de la Vieja

If you do a guided walk through Rincon de la Vieja, you can count on a versatile tour. One moment you scramble over the roots of large forest giants, then walk past small sulfur lakes and even smell the typical smell of volcanic mud pools. And do you like to swim? Then you are also at the right place in this natural park. In Rincon de la Vieja you will find several natural lakes that are fed by fresh waterfalls where you can take a refreshing dip.

Our tours that visit Rincon de la Vieja:

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16 Day Trip

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