Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Rincon de la Vieja stands 6,286 ft above sea level and its summit is the highest point in the park with a large number of fumaroles and hot springs covering its majestic slopes. Taking one of the many trails, which are well marked throughout the park, you will enjoy lush vegetation, many animal species, bubbling springs, freshwater lakes and cascading waterfalls. Experienced hikers may elect to hike to the volcano's summit, a rigorous all-day endeavor, but certainly worth the effort once you clear the summit. There are numerous camping and picnic areas, but there are no resources to purchase food so prepare a picnic before you arrive if you plan on spending the day in the park. There is a variety of accommodation offered outside the park in the small village of San Jorge as well as a small airport for those that want to fly in for the days adventure.
|Max. Elevation||Rincon de la Vieja 6,286' above sea level|
|Temperature||Ranges from 40ºF (in the high altitudes) to 90ºF|
|Precipitation||100 to 120 inches annual average|
|Location||Guanacaste Province, North Pacific Region|
|Created||16 November 1973|
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