Visiting Rincon de la Vieja will be a highlight of your holiday. One of the most ecologically diverse areas in Costa Rica, Rincon de la Vieja is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites due to its diverse natural ecology having crucial habitats for rare and endangered flora and fauna. The Rincon de la Vieja National Park is 34,800 acre(14,084 ha). There is also the active Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, steaming fumaroles, bubbling mud pots, blue rivers and hot springs.
Mudpots / fumerelos at Rincon de la Vieja along the self-guided tour
The Guanacaste Mountains (Cordillera de Guanacaste) inside the park have several volcanic peaks, with the Rincon de la Vieja’s peak lumbering in at 6,385 ft. (1,916 m.) above sea level. The blue rivers, black rivers and clear rivers created by Rincon de la Vieja are not only a great source of beauty, but a great source of hydro power and her volcanoes provide geothermal energy, which help to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Along the north side of the volcano is Blue River Resort & Hot Springs that offers much of what tourists seek in Costa Rica. Only this side of the volcano is in the rain forest, offers views of the smoking Rincon de la Vieja crater, blue rivers and natural hot springs. Billed as the ultimate in relaxation and Eco-adventure, amenities at Blue River Resort include the blue river Rio Azul, 3 hot springs pools, 2 freshwater pools with a water slide. botanical gardens with bird, fish and caiman sanctuaries, the butterfly gardens, natural mud and steam baths, plus much more. Rooms are 740 square foot cabanas with a hammock on your private balcony. For adventure, set off on excursions to spectacular nature settings, on horseback, hiking and swimming for tubing down a blue river, dips in a spectacular blue river and grand waterfalls, zip lining plus many more adventures.
Cathedral Waterfalls, an adventure tour at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Toucan inside Rincon de la Vieja National Park
If you are planning a visit to Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja contact the reservation staff at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs for ideas, advise and arranging tours, hikes, or rides, whether to the volcano or wherever you chose in Costa Rica.