Rincon del la Vieja Volcano National Park
Region: North Pacific
Rincon de la Vieja means "the old lady in the corner". Located in the tropical dry forests of Guanacaste, this is one of Costa Rica's five active volcanoes.
Mud Pots of Rincon de la Vieja
photo courtesy of Tim Ross
The mud pots are most active May to November. During the other months, cloud cover may make hiking and visibility a bit more challenging. The mud from these geological wonders is said to have cosmetology and medicinal benefits.
Canopy tour, hot springs, horses, water slide, waterfall and mud bath. By horseback you can visit three waterfalls. Each one has Natural swimming pools at the bottom of the falls.
Buena Vista Hot Springs
The thermal waters, steam bath, and natural spa are located at the foot of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. At the hot springs, you will relax unconditionally as you enjoy pleasurable and rejuvenating treatments with volcanic mud and warm spring waters. This "spoil me" atmosphere makes it easy to forget the hustle and bustle of modern life. You simply cannot escape the ahhhhh. That sigh of satisfaction that marks a perfect end to the afternoon.
photo courtesy of Miguel Vieira
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG)
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