For the more adventurous, pass the day exploring by foot, Rincon de La Vieja Volcano that rises majestically 6,284 feet out of the 34,800 acre park, home to more than 250 species of birds (including: Keel-billed Toucans and Blue-crowned Mot-mots) ocelots, sloths, jaguars, tapirs, coatis and of course monkeys. This remote scenic volcano is a hiker’s paradise. There are countless winding trails through a combination of a tropical and dry forest with boiling mud-pots, craters, hot sulfur springs and geysers passing lakes, streams, waterfalls and Costa Rica’s famous wildlife and flora and fauna. Points of interest include three main craters (of the volcano’s nine) Jilgueros lagoon, Las Pailas, El Volcancito and Casona Santa Maria.
NOTE: This hiking experience specifically uses Las Pailas hiking trail, approximately 3 kilometers in length. If another trail is preferred, please let us know at the time of booking.
Departure Time: 7:00 Am (Recommended)
Return Time: Approximately 5 hours later
Travel Time: Approximately 1 Hour, 30 minutes each way (from Playa Hermosa or Playa Del Coco)
Time at Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Approximately 2-3 Hours
What to Wear: Shorts, hiking boots or sneakers, sunglasses, hat
What to Bring: Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, Camera and raincoat or poncho.
*** Avispa’s Adventures ALWAYS recommends that when you travel off of your resort whether with us or anyone else, you travel with either your original Passport or a copy of your passport **** (copies should include your photo page as well as the stamp that you get upon entry to Costa Rica)
Recommended for: Adventures, birdwatchers and naturalist.
INCLUDED: Private ground transportation from area hotel, English-speaking guide. Rincon de la Vieja tour consists of 1) Entrance to the National Park 2) Bottled water and sodas
NOT INCLUDED: Optional meals, snacks, additional beverages (soda/beer) and tips for guides.
NOTE: There is a significant amount of physical activity required to successfully be able to complete this adventure. If you have any physical limitations please discuss this with us prior to booking.
4 Persons or more $ 85 per person
2-3 Persons (Minimum) $110 per person
PRICES VALID THROUGH NOVEMBER 2013 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Due to the many conditions beyond our control, we reserve the right to adjust itineraries as necessary