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  • Hot Springs

    Costa Rica Thermal Waters


    In Costa Rica thermal waters are very common. With more than 200 volcanoes and 7 active ones, the territory is full of volcanic veins that create hot springs. Among the most touristic places in the country is Arenal, La Fortuna, which is the top place to enjoy hot springs. However, there are some others in the country. The second most important area tofind thermal waters is the skirts of Miravalles Volcano. There can be found dozens of hot springs for every different taste.

    Besides the obvious relaxing nature of the thermal waters, they also are good for the overall health of a person. Diferent places have different temperatures for their hot spring pools and in some places there are also cold pools.

    The most important Hot Springs areas:

    1. La Fortuna, Arenal
    2. Miravalles Volcano
    3. Rincon de a Vieja Volcano
    4. Orosi Valley
    5. Tenorio Volcano
    6. Other




  • Rincon de la Vieja

    Volcanic Paradise


    Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the largest volcano in northwest Costa Rica, is a remote volcanic complex in the Guanacaste Range. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is located on the Cordillera de Guanacaste, a province of Guanacaste and Alajuela, 27 km northeast of the city of Liberia. Thermal mud pools, waterfall swimming areas and freshwater lakes are also available for visitor use.

    The official road to the National Park winds 27 km east out of Liberia. The way is covered by this white dust and chalky earth. The most interesting are of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is Las Pailas (Kitchen Stoves), which includes 8 hectares of hot springs, boiling mud pots, sulfur lakes and vapor geysers which stain the rocks with red, green and yellow colors; overall it offers a bizarre geological phenomenon unique in Costa Rica.

    Among the highlights of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park include: hot springs, dry forest, volcanic scenery, and many different species of flora.


    Things to do in Rincon de la Vieja:

    1. Canyonning
    2. Tubbing
    3. Thermal Waters
    4. Horseback riding
    5. Rincon de la Vieja National Park
    6. Hiking


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    Rincon de la Vieja Volcano