RINCON DE LA VIEJA
Dating back to approximately 600,000 years, the Rincon De La Vieja Volcano is a very complex geological structure, consisting of at least nine volcanic cones. The most active crater is 1806 meters high. Its sides are nearly vertical and are barren of any vegetation. The Santa Maria crater is the highest point, it stands at 1916 meters. It's presently inactive, but it has vegetative cover.
On the southern side of Rincon De La Vieja Volcano are pools of hot springs, mud pots, and steam and sulphur vents that can be visited. Throughout this present century occasional eruptions of gases, ash and mud mixed with steam were noted. A especially active volcanic period started in 1966-1970's.
During 1983-1984, the volcanic activity affected an area of 2 km to the south and to the east of Rincon's active crater. Most recent eruptions, in 1991, 1995 and again in 1997-have caused some minor damage to a few of the settlements located on the Atlantic slope.
The mighty Rincon De La Vieja stands astride the continental division, separating the Atlantic from the Pacific watersheds, in the northwest zone of the country. Rincon de la Vieja's height & location-- make it a real "water factory", one which has been lending service for many years to the province.
We will be happy to help schedule a guided tour to visit Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. You can also see its dormant sister cone, Santa Maria, as well as the older dormant, Cerro Von Seebach. The thermal mud pools, waterfall swimming areas and freshwater lakes are also available for visitors to use. A well marked trail system through Rincon de la Vieja National Park leads visitors to the Park's attractions and between the sector stations.
For a remarkable tour of this area, just give us a phone call or contact us by email to discuss the many ways we can assist in helping you see Rincon de la Vieja..
COMBO PACKAGE: A full day of magic is waiting for you at the surrounding areas of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Relaxing at the Hot Springs! You will have the opportunity to apply a mud mask rich in minerals that will clean your skin and make you feel reborn. Visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Guanacaste. Enjoy a 1½ hour guided horseback ride through the forest.
After a delicious Costa Rican style lunch you will experience the forest in a very unique way: from the top of these ancestral trees. Mix yourself with the incredible life of the tropical forest in our zip line canopy tour. This exhilarating adventure will be all yours to enjoy!
Tour Includes: A/C Transportation, English Speaking Guide, Canopy Tour, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Water Slide & Waterfall.
$150 Per Person