Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Tour, Guanacaste

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Hike,
Waterfall & Hot Springs

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Tour takes you to hike the biggest volcano in the Guanacaste mountain range. Located one hour from Playas del Coco or 90 minutes from the Tamarindo area, this experience can be shared with all the family or friends. Discover the volcanic activity, waterfalls, flora, and fauna, and relax in the hot springs.

This tour will take you to the Guanacaste mountain range, where you will enjoy beautiful landscapes and experience walking by an active volcano. The volcanic structure comprises Rincon de la Vieja National Park, formed by the Santa Maria Craters, Rincon, and the inactive crater Von Seebach. The access to the main crater is closed because of the activity and constant small eruptions and gases emanating from the crater.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Tour takes you on easy trails, and you will visit the boiling mud, sulfur, steam vents, fumaroles, and volcanic lagoons. Besides the volcanic activity, hiking through the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano will let you see a variety of wildlife, such as over 300 species of birds, as the Three-wattled Bell-bird and Emerald Toucan, and also various quetzals, eagles, etc. Other animals you can find in the park include cougars, tapirs, monkeys, jaguars, and others.

Also, you will visit an impressive waterfall where you can swim and relax after the hike. The access to the main crater is closed because of the activity of the gases and some minor eruptions. Later we will drive you to the natural hot springs located in mid of the forest. There you can relax for a while and take a volcanic mud bath if you want it. For the last, we will take you for a delicious typical lunch before starting your drive back.

After finishing your Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Tour, we can also stop in some of the souvenir stores for some shopping. This is a great option to walk into different species of tropical forests and enjoy swimming in the crystalline waters of the volcano. 

All our Guanacaste tours offer you private transportation, this way, we can give you a customized experience, and at the same time, we care about your safety.  This way, we allow you to change itineraries (if possible), make stops along the way, and enjoy the day at your own pace without a rush.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Tour depart from Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, and Riu Guanacaste Hotels. We also leave from Andaz Papagayo, Planet Hollywood Guanacaste, and Four Seasons Peninsula. As well as Secrets Papagayo, Villas Sol, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove Resort among others. You can also enjoy our tours from Tamarindo Beach, Occidental Tamarindo, Tamarindo Diria, Flamingo, Reserva Conchal, Westin Conchal, and Potrero.

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From Coco Beach, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels,  Secrets Papagayo, El Mangroove, Occidental Papagayo & Villas del Sol.  As well from Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo & Four Seasons Costa Rica

2 Guests

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
$ 220 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

4 Guests

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Hike
$ 195 per person
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6 Guests

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Hike
$ 180 per person
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8+ Guests

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Hike
$ 165 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

From Flamingo, Tamarindo Beach, Conchal & Potrero              please add $20 p.p

Includes Private transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, typical lunch, and water.

What to Bring: Hiking shoes, long pants, binoculars, sunblock, sweater or rain gear (for the rainy season), sandals, camera, insect repellent, sunblock, swimsuit.

Departure: 7.00 am / Return: 3.00 pm approx.

Duration: 8 Hours approx.

Taxes are not included.


Daily departures.

2 guests min. to operate the tour.

Hiking Level: Easy-Moderate

*Note: If you suffer from high or low-pressure problems, asthma, or any heart problem, please let our guide know and bring your medication with you. As well, if you have any knees, hip, and back problems that are difficult for you to hike, it is necessary that your info to us before taking the tour.

The hike is a level 1 – 2, easy to moderate, with some slopes to go up and down and stairs. It is not difficult, but your safety is first; our tours are private, allowing you to hike the park at your own pace.

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