Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike is the perfect adventure in Guanacaste to discover an active volcano. Here you will be able to observe sulfur steam, boiling mud, acid lagoons, and hot springs. As well as waterfalls, fantastic flora, and wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, tapirs, and others that can be found at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike will take you through easy forest trails and visit the boiling mud, sulfur, steam vents, and fumaroles. Also, visit lagoons and amazing waterfalls where you can swim and relax after the hike. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano stands 1,916 meters (6,286 ft) above the sea level.

You can find abundant flora and fauna like toucans, howler and white-faced monkeys, coatimundis, raccoons, and more. The Rincón de la Vieja Volcano is set within the Rincón de la Vieja National Park, which spans over 34,000 acres (12,759 ha) and helps protect both montane forests and dwarf cloud forests.

Later you will be able to refresh yourself by visiting the amazing Oropendola Waterfall located just a few meters out of the park, where you can enjoy the pristine waters which start running on the slopes of the volcano. The access to the main crater is closed because of the risk of dying because of the vapors and pyroclastic eruptions that occur at any moment since 2011.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike Tour also offers you the option of enjoying the natural hot springs, taking a mud bath, and relaxing in nature. This service is under request.



Rates Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike

From Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove, Villas Sol
2 people4 people6+ people
$220 p.p$180 p.p$150 p.p
From Four Seasons Costa Rica, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo
2 people4 people6+ people
$220 p.p$180 p.p$150 p.p
From Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Westin Conchal, Las Catalinas, and Potrero
2 people4 people6+ people
$240 p.p$195 p.p$160 p.p
  • Tour operated with 2 guests min.
  • Special rates for groups.
  • Departure under request. 
  • Taxes are not included.

Tour Includes Private Transportation, a bilingual guide, lunch, entrance fees, water, and described activities.

What to Bring: Hiking or tennis shoes, light clothes, camera, insect repellent, sunblock, swimsuit, towel.

Duration: 8 Hours approx.

Hiking time: 3 hours in total.

Hike Level: Easy to Medium

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike Policies

  • Tours reserved less than 48 hours before departure must be paid immediately.
  • Cancelations made 72 hours before the tour are 100% refundable, and bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations between 72, and 48 hours are 50% refundable. Bank fees apply.
  • Cancelations made within 48- 24 hours or less are not refundable.
  • Non-Shows and last-minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Change of date must be done at least 48 hours before the tour, during office hours (8 am-5 pm). Penalties apply. Subject to availability.
  • We do not accept guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No refund will apply.
  • Driver and Tour Guide Tips are not included.
  • If for some natural disaster, or human manifestation we have to cancel the tour, this will be rescheduled for a day of your convenience, or we will make the pertinent money refund. Clients’ safety is a priority for us.
  • We are not responsible for any luggage or personal valuables lost or damaged during the tour. Take care of your belongings during the tour.

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