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.


Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.