Explore the Marvels of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & Costa Rica Hot Springs

Explore the Marvels of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & Costa Rica Hot Springs

If you assume Costa Rica is solely about beautiful beaches and lush rainforests, think again! Tucked in the heart of Guanacaste province, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is quickly emerging as one of Costa Rica's must-visit spots. And guess what? Rich Coast Tours ensures you seize the adventure of a lifetime!

Exploring the Giant: Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

So, why Rincon de la Vieja Volcano? While Arenal Volcano may take center stage, Rincon de la Vieja offers a matchless experience – the opportunity to witness, feel, and smell an active volcano! This colossal volcanic range, with a history of 600,000 years, flaunts nine volcanic craters and over 30 rivers cascading from its majestic slopes.

Conveniently situated just an hour away from Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, Rincon de la Vieja invites you to embark on a 3.5 kilometer (2.5 miles) hike through its tropical forest. This picturesque trail offers a peek into the region's diverse wildlife, including white-faced, howler, and spider monkeys, armadillos, collared peccaries, white-nosed coatis, agoutis, and more.

Up Close and Personal with Volcanic Activity

The hike itself is a delight – a clearly marked and well-maintained trail that guides you through steaming fumaroles, mini-geysers, bubbling volcanic mud pits, and a seasonal waterfall. It's an intimate encounter with the sheer force of nature that will linger in your memory.

But the excitement doesn't end there! After your hike, get ready to unwind in some of Costa Rica's finest natural hot springs, fed by the heated volcanic rivers. Envision yourself indulging in a volcanic mud treatment, taking a refreshing dip in the Rio Colorado, and relishing a delectable Costa Rican lunch amidst the scenic splendor of Rincon de la Vieja.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Adventure: Nature, Culture, and Exploration

Nestled in the heart of Guanacaste province, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is a spectacle waiting to be explored. Rich Coast Tours offers an immersive 3.5 kilometer hike through the tropical forest, showcasing the volcano's raw power through steaming fumaroles, mini-geysers, and bubbling volcanic mud pits. But the adventure doesn't halt there. You’ll marvel at the wonders of this region's diverse wildlife, including monkeys, armadillos, coatis, and more.

Indulge in Costa Rica Hot Springs and Trek Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

For those craving extra excitement, Rich Coast Tours presents the "Choose Your Own Adventure" Day, granting you the freedom to tailor your experience and craft memories suited to your desires.

Select from three distinct adventure packages:

  • OPTION 1 - Canopy Zipline, Rappel & Rock Climbing, River Tubing
  • OPTION 2 (Our Favorite!) - Canopy Zipline, Cultural Experience, Horseback Ride, Jungle Waterslide, Tropical Orchards and Butterfly Garden, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails
  • OPTION 3 - Canopy Zipline, Horseback Ride, River Tubing

All options encompass serene hot springs, volcanic mud treatments, lunch, and an optional pause for coffee tasting and souvenir shopping.

Vandará Nature Experience: A Day of Serenity and Heritage

Embark on a day of serenity and connection with nature at Vandará, nestled across 350 acres of rainforest on the northern side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Vandará aims to reintroduce visitors to nature, offering an authentic Costa Rican encounter. The Nature Pass grants access to thermal Costa Rica hot springs along the Tizate River, mineral mud baths, tropical gardens, bird watching, butterfly gardens, hiking trails, and a carefully curated cultural experience.

Immerse in a day of tranquility and nature at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

The adventure extends beyond nature. Vandará invites you to relish a delightful farm-to-table traditional lunch, featuring coffee, juice, water, and a local dessert. This comprehensive experience at Vandará ensures a serene sense of well-being, cementing its place as an integral part of your Rincon de la Vieja Volcano journey.

Practical Information: Pricing, Group Sizes, and Minimum Age

Let's discuss logistics. Rich Coast Tours ensures a personalized experience by capping group sizes at a maximum of 12 guests. If you prefer a more intimate setting, private tours are also an option – simply get in touch with us.

Concerned about pricing? Fear not! While website rates are based on a minimum of four guests, solo travelers or smaller groups can effortlessly connect with others for a shared adventure. And don't forget, prices exclude 13 percent VAT tax and a 5 percent processing fee.

For families with young adventurers, consider the minimum age recommendation. Due to the trail's length and terrain, booking a private tour is advisable for children under 10. This way, you can explore at a leisurely pace and make the most of your Rincon de la Vieja experience.

For those with their own transportation, the option to book a discounted Vandará Nature Pass is within reach, granting you the flexibility to explore at your own tempo.

Essentials for the Ultimate Adventure

Before you set off on your expedition, ensure you pack the essentials:

  • Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera to capture those unforgettable moments
  • Reusable water bottle to stay hydrated

Rich Coast Tours takes care of the nitty-gritty, offering an air-conditioned round-trip private shuttle with a licensed and insured driver/guide. A cooler for beverages, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and all entry fees are inclusive in the package.

So, what's holding you back? Immerse yourself in the extraordinary with Rich Coast Tours and delve into the marvels of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano – your portal to the finest hot springs in Costa Rica!

Are you ready to explore astounding places in Costa Rica like the remarkable Rincon de la Vieja Volcano independently or with a guided tour? Rich Coast Tours specializes in adventure tours, nature tours, water tours, transportation, in-property services, and beautiful vacation rentals through Rich Coast Vacations. Affordable condos and luxury villas in Costa Rica with add-ons such as vacation specialists and discounted car rentals will give you the trip of your dreams. Contact us today at bookings@richcoasttours.com.

Written by Jennifer LaCharite – Costa Consultants, International

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