Hiking trough the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is a great experience for the entire family. The largest volcano in the country’s northwest, comprises a remote volcanic complex in the Guanacaste Range.
The twin cone of 1,916 meter Santa Maria volcano, the highest peak of the Rincon complex, features an inactive crater 500 meters across. Natural hot springs, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls and volcanic mud pots are just some of the many attractions tourists can enjoy during a visit to this place. At least nine eruptive vents are located within a 15-kilometer-wide cauldron. As you hike, boiling hot mud springs, sulfur springs, steam vents, and fumaroles are abundant at Las Pilas inside the park, there you can find wildlife and exotic flora.
The park is known for its profusion of orchid species. The diverse conditions foster a panoply of wildlife species. More than 300 species of birds include quetzals, toucan, the elegant trogon, eagles, three-wattled bellbirds, and the curassow. Mammals include cougars, howler monkeys, tapirs, tayras, and even jaguars.
Naturalist Guide and typical lunch is included.