Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Rincón de la Vieja National Park is a National Park in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It encompasses the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa Maria volcanoes. The park is home to over 300 species of birds and a variety of mammals, including cougars, monkeys, two-toed sloth, kinkajous, and jaguars. The 35,000-acre national park was created in 1973 to protect the 32 rivers and streams that make up the area’s important watershed. From a gently active volcano to the waterfalls, volcanic craters, fumaroles, mud cauldrons, and hot springs, this park is ideal for human exploration.
Did you know?
- Rincón de la Vieja’s hot-sulfur spring, Los Azufrales, bubbles at a cozy 107 degrees Fahrenheit–ideal for unwinding during a day full of adventure.
- The summit of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano is 6,286 feet above sea level. It erupted most recently in 1998.