Rincon de la Vieja Vulcano Activity in the National Park
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja), +506-661-8139, is a park covering a dry tropical forest region of in Guanacaste, centered around the Volcano, Rincón de la Vieja, and the surrounding volcanic and natural features. Sights include an extraordinary amount of interesting flora and fauna, as well as plenty of hot bubbling sulphurous mud pits and a little "mini-volcano."
The closest park to the Papagayo, Coco, Hermosa, Flamingo, Tamarindo area. This park has lots of volcanic activity, fumaroles, boiling mud pots, vapor vents, sulfur vents, forests, wild life. Great for a one day tour with the whole family. There are more complicated trails for expert hikers as well, like the crater top or the sulfur springs "Los Azufrales". There is a convenience at the entrance of the park with bathrooms. Remember the park closes on Mondays.
Flora and fauna
The park is accessible only by car. From Liberia it's 5 km north up the Inter-American Highway, turn right (east) towards Curubande and head 17 km, then keep going until you pass through Hacienda Guachipelin. The park hours are 7:30AM-5PM Tu-Su.
The entrance fee is $10.
- Adventure Tours, Hacienda Guachipelin, Rincon de la Vieja National Park (Next to Rincon de la Vieja National Park, from Liberia 5 km north, turn right 17 km towards the National Park.), ☎ +506- 2665-2613 +506-2256-5693, . The best One Day Tours in the area. From Soft to Hard Adventure, Hot Springs, Mud Springs, Horseback rides, canopy tours, white water tubing, canyoning, hiking, bird watching, wildlife and cultural activities. There is a full day package that included a bufet style lunch. There are tours for diferent budgets as well. starting at $25.
- Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, El Gavilán, Alejuela (Turn east 20km north of Liberia on Panamerican Hwy toward Quebrada Grande - follow signs), ☎ 506-2206-5000, .
- Restaurante La Hacienda, (Rinon de la Vieja, at Guachipelin's main entrance), ☎ 2665-2613. 6:30AM to 9 om. Restaurant with panoramic view of the coast line and the flat lands. from $10.
- Blue River Tiki Bar & Restaurant, (Rinon de la Vieja, take Panamerican Hwy exit at Quebrada Grande and follow signs), ☎ 506-2206-5000. 9:00AM to 9:00PM. Expect western and typical tastey snacks meals and drinks - with panoramic volcano views, lush gardens, hot springs and full service spa
Laguna on the grounds of Hacienda Guachipelin
- Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (450 meters), Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste, Costa rica (From Liberia take road #1, 5 Km. turn right at Rincon de la Vieja Entrance 17 km, passing a gated entrance.), ☎ +506-2256-5693, . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Mountain Hotel next to the National Park Rincon de la Vieja. Nested on the base of the most visited Volcano in Guanacaste. This Guanacaste hotel is nested in an Hacienda that is still operating as a traditional cattle ranch. This is the closest hotel to the National Park. Tours for all ages, from soft to hard adventure. Everything from hiking to horseback rides, canopy tours, canyoning and white water tubing. $44. (10.751439,85.379691)