Rincón de la Vieja Activities and Tours

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Rincón de la Vieja Crater
The national park offers a number of hiking opportunities. The trail to the tip of the crater is full of diverse plant and animal life and ends with a stunning view at the top of Rincón de la Vieja. On clear days you can see the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua Lake, and the Pacific Ocean.

Other paths lead past steam vents and boiling mud to waterfalls with clear blue pools or soothing thermal waters. There are plenty of sites to see in this national treasure.
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River Trips

River Rafting
COLORADO RIVER RAFTING - On the Colorado River of Costa Rica, you will experience lush vegetation, unique wildlife, and pristine isolation. The river typically features class II and III rapids, but can become more challenging during rainy season.

Along your journey down the river, you'll enjoy lush jungle scenery and observe native wildlife in its natural habitat, including herons, iguanas, and monkeys. You'll also stop along the way to enjoy one of the swimming holes on the river.

RIO NEGRO TUBING ADVENTURE - The journey begins and ends on horseback as you ride through dense, dry forest to changing rooms where you can leave your dry clothes behind for the return ride. Then you'll walk to the base of La Victoria Waterfall where the real adventure starts. You'll ride the rapids in Rio Negro for an hour and a half before riding back to the lodge.
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Canopy & Canyoning Tours

Buena Vista Canopy Tour
CANOPY TOURS - You must experience this thrilling adventure at least once during your stay in Costa Rica. You'll soar from platform to platform above the trees through lush tropical forests, over rivers, and past hidden waterfalls.

CANYONING TOURS - Navigate the challenges of small rivers - waterfalls, ponds, and walls - and descend with ropes on this thrilling canyoneering tour.
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Rincón de la Vieja Waterfall
Resorts in this region offer a number of hiking trails on their expansive grounds to breathtaking waterfalls and secluded thermal springs. From steep trails to gentle inclines, choose your adventure then reward yourself with a dip in natural pools at the end of your journey.

Guided tours are available as well, where you can leave the classroom behind and discover mammals, birds, butterflies, and insects first hand in their diverse natural habitat.
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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding
The lush jungle-covered hills in this region make for scenic horseback riding. You'll find rides from hour-long trips perfect for beginners or day-long tours for more seasoned riders. All tours are with gentle, easy-going and well-trained horses.

Other tours in this region include horseback riding in addition to the main adventure - you may take a horse to a beautiful waterfall or thrilling canopy tour.
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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Rincón de la Vieja Park
If you prefer more control on your rides, you might enjoy touring the region by mountain bike. Travel through pasture land, gmelina and spiny cedar tree plantations and pristine jungle to refreshing waterfalls or breathtaking mountaintops.

Many different single track trails are available in this region, so you'll never see the same thing twice.
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Ranching Adventures

CATTLE HERDING - Live the experience of rounding up cattle and horses with the real "Sabaneros," Guanacaste cowboys, from the pasture to the corral.

BUFFALO ADVENTURE - Venture across vast primary forests to a stunning vista where you will admire the beautiful Orosí and Rincón de la Vieja Volcanoes, the Gulf of Nicoya, and Playas del Coco. Then continue your expedition past an impressive herd of Asian water buffalo.
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