Hotel Bula Bula - Costa Rica, Playa Grande - Lodging, Dining, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, and more!
Hotel Bula Bula - Costa Rica, Playa Grande - Lodging, Dining, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, and more!
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Spend the day exploring one of Costa Rica’s many volcanoes. There is a wide variety of natural beauty to explore including lush jungle canopy, multiple waterfalls, a freshwater lake, crystal blue lagoons, natural hot springs and several different eruptive spots which are still emitting volcanic fumes.

Rincon de la Vieja boasts multiple trails to hike that can take you anywhere from two to eight hours depending on the route you choose. If you are hiking to the peak of the volcano you should plan on a six to eight hour hike round trip. The climb takes you through several different micro-climates as you approach the peak at 1916 meters above sea level. You will start off enjoying the lush green canopy where wildlife and wildflowers abound. As you near the peak the scenery will change to that of sparse vegetation and volcanic ash. You may experience intense wind and possibly some rain or sleet so we recommend you bring a rain coat just in case! When you reach the peak you will not be disappointed as you take in the breathtaking view of the Nicoya Peninsula. There are also shorter trails to choose from that lead you through the lush jungle to beautiful roaring waterfalls. Either trail you choose, you will be glad you came!

There is also a small lagoon located about thirty minutes from the park headquarters. The water is a brilliant crystal blue and is the result of the unique minerals emitted from the volcano. The lagoon is replenished by a waterfall nearby and is complemented by a small natural hot spring. Be sure and wear your bathing suit under your clothes so you can experience the warmth and beauty of this naturally occurring spring. This gem of a spot is the perfect way to end a long day of hiking or the perfect destination to rejuvenate your mind and body. Be sure and check with the park ranger for directions to the Blue Lagoon as it can be difficult to find.

The drive from Playa Grande takes about two hours each way and allows for some fun four wheel driving up to the park entrance. A visit to Rincon de la Vieja is a great day trip that you do not want to miss. The park fee is a mere six dollars.

  • Great day trip!
  • Choose from 2–8 hour hiking trail
  • Driving directions provided at front desk – drive takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours

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Hotel Bula Bula - Costa Rica, Playa Grande - Lodging, Dining, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, and more!
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