Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja

Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja

A full day tour exploring the flora, fauna and natural wonders of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. The day consists of a moderate 2-hour hike where you will see wildlife and volcanic activity. Next we will visit the Oropendola Waterfall where you can swim and play in the water. After the waterfall, it is time to eat a typical Costa Rican lunch following a trip to relax at the hot springs and enjoy a volcanic mud bath.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

National Park Hike

With our bilingual naturalist guide, you'll walk 3.5-km (2 miles) in Las Pailas circular path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano, incredible nature, volcanic activity, and wildlife. The park is home to more than 300 species of birds, and many other animals, such as armadillos, bays, iguanas, coatis and white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys,
toucans, turkeys, and much more. You will stop to view the volcanic activity including bubbling mud pots, fumaroles, and a mini crater.
The Las Pailas sector spectacularly shows the power of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, the most active and largest volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Steam and sulfur come from natural fumaroles of the yellow and rusty soil. Witness clay pails in various shades of brown with boiling volcanic water, fine gray volcanic mud bubbles and explosions in large pails. This volcano is like no other in Costa Rica.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Oropendola Warterfall, Rincon de La Vieja Costa Rica

After the hike, take a short walk off the beaten path to Oropendola Waterfall just outside of the park, where you can jump in and swim in the blue lagoon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rio Negro Hot Springs, Rincon de La Vieja 50101 Costa Rica

Hot Springs & Volcanic Mud Bath
After lunch you will driven to the Hot Springs. Surrounded by tropical dry forest, the Río Negro (Black River) Hot Springs feature ten pools with thermal waters heated naturally by the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano.The soothing mineral waters are crystal clear and all natural. Relax and enjoy luxuriating in our healing waters. You can also try our volcanic mud “bath”, where you smooth volcanic clay mud on your body!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Playa Conchal, Playa Conchal, Province of Guanacaste

6:40 AM

Pass By: Province of Guanacaste, Province of Guanacaste

6 am - 7:45 am

Pass By: Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Province of Guanacaste

6:30 AM

Pass By: Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

6:30 AM

Pass By: Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo Costa Rica

6:30 am

Pass By: Sardinal, Sardinal, Gulf of Papagayo, Province of Guanacaste

7:00 am RIU Guanacaste/Palace

Pass By: Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Province of Guanacaste

7:30 am

Pass By: Playa Panama, Playa Panama, Gulf of Papagayo, Province of Guanacaste

7:40 am

Pass By: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste

7:20 am

Pass By: Playa Matapalo, Playa Matapalo, Province of Guanacaste

7:00 AM RIU Hotels

Pass By: Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas, Province of Guanacaste

6:15 am

Informacion Adicional
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise dietary information"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required, if you are a solo traveler please contact us"
"If you do not need transportation, please meet us at the entrance of the National Park at 9:00 am."
"If your hotel is not listed, contact us for quoting"
"Due to a new requirement issued by the Ministry of Tourism and the National Park Systems of Costa Rica, we need each person to send us the following information: Full Name on Passport, Passport number, Passport issuing country. You must carry a picture of your passport with you on your tour!"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duração: 12 Hours
Ponto de partida: 1: Tamarindo Diria, C. Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
2: Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
3: Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, 5009, Costa Rica
4: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
5: C6M5+74W, Flamingo Beach Road, Guanacaste Province, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
6: Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
7: Playa Danta, Las Catalinas, 4km Norte de Playa, Provincia de Guanacaste, Potrero, 50304, Costa Rica
8: Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo, RIU Guanacaste Route, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal, 50503, Costa Rica
9: Playas del Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica
10: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
11: Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
12: Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - a Concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica
13: Peri Liberia, Plaza Sta Rosa, Guanacaste, Liberia Centro. Centro Comerial, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, El Sitio, Costa Rica
14: Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja, Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica
15: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica
16: Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport, Frente al Aeropuerto Inter Daniel Oduber, Ruta 21, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, 50101, Costa Rica
Traveler pickup is offered
Self Drive to National Park @ 9:00 AM - National Park Entrance

Transportation Info:

We Pick up from Hotels, condos and private residences in the following locations:

- Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 6:00 AM
- Langosta/Tamarindo: 6:30 AM
- Conchal (W/Westin, Reserva Conchal), Brasilitos: 6:45 AM
- Playa Grande, Flamingo, Potrero: 6:30 AM
- Las Catalinas: 6:15 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)
- RIU Hotels Main Security Gate, Not the Lobby: 6:45 AM
- Playas del Cocos: 7:20 AM
- Playa Hermosa & Panama (Occ/Sects Papagayo, Villas Sol, Condovac, Mangroove): 7:30 AM
- Liberia Peri Supermarket: 8:30 AM
- Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood: 7:20 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)

Pick up times above are an estimate. We will send you an official pick up time the day before the tour. Please be ready outside 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time, but it can take up to 20 minutes longer depending on the day's pick up schedule and traffic.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Oropendola Warterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Negro Hot Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja

Não Incluído

  • Gratuities
  • Transportation from Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood, Las Catalinas ($50 pick-up fee)


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