Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

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Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, is a National Park in Guanacaste Province of the northwestern part of Costa Rica.It encompasses the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa María volcanoes, as well as the dormant Cerro Von Seebach. The last eruption here was by Rincón de la Vieja in 1998. It is part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area and the Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage SiteGeographyThe nearest city is Liberia to the south of the park, and there are two facilities at the park for visitors information and guides the Santa Maria and Pailas stations which are both on the southern side of the park.The park has a variety of wildlife, such as over 300 species of birds, such as the three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) and emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus), and also various quetzals, curassows, eagles, etc. Mammals seen in the park include cougars, monkeys, kinkajous, jaguars and many more. The volcanic vents and geysers are habitat for certain extremophile micro-organisms. (C.Michael Hogan. 2010)
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  • At the heart of the rainforest, we can observe several events of the active volcano, particularly magma Molten.
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  • Very nice Park, which allows access to the volcanic activities, but also has very beautiful landscapes, waterfalls etc... In addition we had the chance to see a tapir, rare moment if ever there was.
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  • You can choose either the Santa Maria or the Palias trail. They are both beautiful but are totally different. The Palias trail was way easier. It’s a nice and a very interesting trail with various thi...  more »
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  • 1 hr north of Liberia Costa Rica. The drive up the mountain from HWY 1 is quite scenic. Costa Rica has built a brand new visitors center at the entrance to the park. The walk through the park is very interesting too. Lots of boiling mud pots, steaming vents and your house of 2 volcanoes to climb ( if your in shape). A must see if you visit the Guanacaste area. Plan on spending from 4 to 7 hrs up here.
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  • Perfect is a very good place pa have fun and pass it to the open air is very good site it deserve 5 star
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  • There is much diversity of Flora and fauna and also can see the volcanic activities
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  • Incredible, much wildlife easy to see as there is a large crowds of tourists. The volcano is active and that path can not be even so worthwhile. The entrance costs 15usd. It is advisable to go to the baths of santa maria, they are free and the track starts where the Rangers
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