The Rincon de la vieja National Park is the only active volcano in the Guanacaste Mountain Range, their volcanic elements can be found right at their surroundings.
The abundance of flora and fauna and diversity of habitats makes this area one of the most ecologically diverse refuge in Guanacaste.
Getting here is relatively easy, is located about 2 hours inland from popular beach towns like Tamarindo and Conchal Beach and even closer to Papagayo Gulf or Salinas Bay (1.5 hours).
At morning a bus and bilingual guide will pick you at your selected beach hotel where you will travel through the Northern´ meadows until you reach Curubandé, a small village located only 10 km away from the National Park Station.
From the ranger station, the hike starts at Las Pailas trail, a 3.7miles loop that plunged into a thick jungle which makes it good for seeing wildlife and passes through some open fields where you will see many different sceneries.
Along the 3 hours hike, the guide will describe all the secrets of the forest.
Rincon de la Vieja the diversity of flora and fauna in the park is quite impressive, as this is the habitat of monkeys, sloths, tapirs, lizards, snakes, thousands of insects, butterflies and a colorful variety of birds including like toucans, falcons, parrots and woodpeckers.
Farther on the trail, the forest thins out and there are more volcanic features to discover.
Bubbling volcanic muds, steamy sulfur water ponds and fumaroles are constantly in activity. Finally, you will be taken back to the ranger station and afterward you will enjoy a typical lunch prepared with fresh ingredients.
This excursion has all the makings to spend a fabulous day trip from the beach! .
Nature Shared Tour
The day of the excursion, you should go to the lobby of your selected hotel and please look for our staff dressed with bright orange shirt and green pants.
Approximate Pick Up Time:
Between 06:40am to 07:50am, depending on the selected hotel Approximate Duration:
8 hours Approximate Drop Off Time: Between 04:00pm to 04:30pm, depending on the selected hotel
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