Rincon de la Vieja National Park

The Rincon de la Vieja National Park was created in 1973 to protect the flora and fauna and watersheds around the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste.

Standing at 1,916 m (6,286 ft) high, the volcano has an active crater which emits steam and gases. A very interesting place to visit is the Las Pailas Trail, which winds through the park’s dense tropical forest to geysers, fumaroles and bubbling mud pits. The park holds abundant wildlife, including spider, howler and white-faced monkeys, collared peccaries, pumas, and many bird species. Other attractions of this park include waterfalls, hot springs, and the dormant Santa Maria Volcano.