Hiking Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
DUE TO RECENT VOLCANIC ACTIVITY THE PARK HAS CLOSED TOUR TO SUMMIT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tour includes: Guide, breakfast, box lunch and bottle of water and park entrance fee.
Departure: About 7:30am. Duration: 7 Hours (depending upon speed)
Bring: Long pants, good walking shoes, swim suit, ponchos or rain jackets, sunscreen and insect repellent very important
Price: $95 per person (min 2 people)
We now offer an excellent hiking Rincon de la Vieja tour, to experience the primary forests, secondary forests, sources of the rivers and ends with a swim in a hot springs river. Please enquire with reservations upon your arrival.
We begin with a hearty breakfast at Blue River All Inclusive Resort & Hot Springs’ Tiki Bar, surrounded by exotic gardens. American style or Costa Rica “Tico” is available. At 7:30 a.m. we set off on our jungle adventure tour at the base of Rincon de la Vieja National Park where we will be hiking through cool rainforest, high mountains and thick vegetation.
Along the trail, we’ll be on the lookout for animals, like wild pigs (aka peccaries), big rodents like pecas and agoutis, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and a variety of snakes and insects unique to this area. If we’re lucky, we’ll find tracks made by tespescuincles, jaguar or even tapirs.
Horse-back ride by the blue volcanic river, Rio Penjamos, to enjoy even more fantastic sceneries. You can also opt for the adventure tour to the Grand Penjamos Waterfall if you’re looking for a more exciting way to experience this breathtaking place.
This area has the boasting rights of being one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Climbing up the mountain, the surrounding ecology will quickly change from rainforest to volcanic grounds with unique palms. Soon enough we’ll arrive to the base of the majestic volcano itself at 1100 meters in altitude. At the top, we’ll proceed to take a dip in incredibly clear waters consisting of many different pools and the gorgeous “green toucan” waterfalls that wrap around the base of the volcano.
Transportation for One Day Tours and Excursions
Blue River Costa Rica Resort & Hot Springs and Blue River Estate are located 60 kilometers from Liberia, Costa Rica, just north of the volcanic national park, Rincon de la Vieja, in the mountainous rainforest. Contact Us to arrange a shuttle from Liberia and the Guanacaste beach resorts of Hermosa Beach, Playa del Coco, Ocotal, Guardia, Papagayo, Nancite Beach & Salinas Bay.