Explore Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park is famous for Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, it’s active crater, and the active landscape of geysers, mud pots, hot springs, and fumaroles surrounding them. Additionally, there are waterfalls, a lake, and wildlife to be found within the park. There are hiking trails within the park. One of the nicest trails within the park is the 1.75-mile Las Pailas loop. It begins at the park entrance and leads you along some of the bubbling landscape. It’s possible to hike up to the summit, but it takes 7 hours for a total of just over 10 miles. Another hike is the La Cangrejo Waterfall and Blue Lake hike which is about 6 miles.
Tenorio Volcano National Park & Rio Celeste Waterfall
The remote Rio Celeste Waterfall is a naturally occurring brilliant turquoise waterfall within Tenorio Volcano National Park. Minerals in the volcanic soil combine to create the waterfall’s beautiful colors attracting travelers from around the world. It’s a roughly tw0-hour hike each way to reach Rio Celeste Waterfall.
Sea Turtle Nesting
The leatherback sea turtle, the largest in the world, returns to Playa Grande each year to bury its eggs in the sand. Sea turtle nesting times can be difficult to predict. Tours generally occur at night and must be organized with a guide to preserve these fragile ecosystems and keep the turtles coming back each year.
Santa Rosa National Park
Established in 1971, Santa Rosa National Park was the first national park in Costa Rica. It was initially founded to preserve La Casona, a ranch house celebrated for its role in Costa Rica’s independence. Today, it’s also known for its dry forest, beautiful beaches, birding, and surf. Sea turtles can also be seen nesting ashore Naranjo and Nancite Beach within the park. Nancite Beach is one of two locations in Costa Rica where Olive Ridley Sea Turtles come to shore for the annual arribada or mass sea turtle nesting.
Palo Verde National Park
Palo Verde National Park is known for its wetlands with a large population of aquatic bird species and its tropical dry forests. This park is remote with over 300 species of tropical birds and alluvial planes from the Tempisque River attracting over 250,000 species of migratory geese, ducks, and other waterfowl. The park also has the only scarlet macaw colony to permanently inhabit a dry forest.
*Other Favorite Tours Include:
Catamaran Cruise & Snorkeling
Snorkeling Tour of Catalina Islands
Diving Tour of Catalina Islands
Heliconia Hanging Bridges and Rainforest Hike
Safari Float on the Corobici River
Tamarindo Mangrove & Estuary Kayaking Tour
Santa Rosa National Park Tour
Rincón de la Vieja National Park & Volcano Tour
Palo Verde National Park and Guaitil Pottery Tour
Canopy Zip Lining
Whitewater Rafting Level III-IV –Tenorio River
Liberia City & Shopping Tour
Guanacaste Travel Information
Climate: It is mostly dry year-round, but greenest June through November.
Temperature: 95°F avg. high
Bring: Beach-wear, sunscreen!