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Aug 6, 2017 - Rincon de Vieja Volcano

We are up early to get back to the National Park this morning at opening time, 8am. We go straight into the park and walk the trail to see the geothermal activity from the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. On the way, the path takes us across 3 bridges and past a beautiful waterfall and we are constantly on the lookout for wildlife. We see quite a few birds, a Black Guan, and then a treat, two Curassows, a male and a female together, also a frog that is very well disguised in the mud and another snake, however, this one is well up in a high tree....

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Aug 5, 2017 - Monteverde to Rincon de la Vieja

We drive down the mountains to head to Rincon de la Vieja which is getting close to the border of Nicaragua. We stop for coffee in Las Lapas, at a roadside cafe and around the back of the cafe in the trees are many, many macaws, both the red and blue coloured ones, with the blue being the rarest. They are in the trees here because there are lots of mango trees, their preferred food, so they feast on the fruit. We are busy watching and photographing them because they are so close and a black-mandibled toucan swoops down and perches on a...

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Jul 23, 2014 - Boiling mud, fumaroles, vapor geysers, and waterfalls

We spent Wednesday and Thursday exploring the area of Rincon de la Vieja. We enjoyed hiking and all the wonders of geothermic activity. Unfortunately, we could not hike to the crater because it is active right now. We prefer being safe, so we opted for the bubbling mud volcanoes, boiling thermal waters, vapor geysers, and fumaroles. The waterfall was beautiful! We drove north to the Santa Rosa National Park where La Casona is. This is the site where national hero Juan Santamaria defeated American Adventurer ( wannabe dictator), William...

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Sep 2, 2009 - DAY 12 - Awesomeness

Second day at Rincon de la Vieja National Park: The persistent nipping of bed mites kept me up most of the night. At sunrise I convinced John to accompany me on a quest to find a hidden waterfall brought to our attention by an English-speaking man whom we met on the hike. Our exploration was fruitful, as John and I did finally stumble upon the most magnificent lagoon I could ever imagine. We returned to the lodge to meet Tiffany and Trevor for breakfast, and then immediately led them to the hidden gem. We spent a couple of hours swimming...

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Sep 1, 2009 - DAY 11 - Rincon de la Vieja

Today began our great adventure in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. We rented a car and drove about 2 hours to the park. The park is home to two volcanoes, the Rincon de la Vieja and the Santa Maria, as well as waterfalls, hot springs, boiling mud pots, and a fresh water volcanic lagoon. The park is also the habitat of an array of wildlife, including spider monkeys, toucans and rare birds, jaguars, cougars and tapirs. Apparently Guaria Morada orchids, the purple, national flowers of Costa Rica, are also in abundance in the park. Of course,...

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Sep 1, 2009 - Photos - Mud pots, hot springs, lagoon

Pictures from Rincon de la Vieja.

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May 20, 2009 - Costa Rica: Rincon National Park

We decided to pick up a hire car with two Dutch girls we had met and drive up to National Park Rincon in the northwest of Costa Rica which is cattle country and completely different to what we had seen so far (no rain out here yet and temperature in the high 30s). With Chris not having a valid licence and me not being too skilled at driving on the other side of the road, we were banished to being backseaters, much to Chris´s frustration. After a long drive in the great 4x4 we hired we arrived in Rincon and were forced to treat ourselves to...

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