This rugged national park, located in the northwest corner of Costa Rica, is famous for great hiking trails and unusual volcanic geology. The name Rincón de la Vieja literally means “Old Woman’s Corner,” but in this case it’s best translated as “Witch’s Hideout.” After spending some time in the park you’ll understand why. A wide range of unusual volcanic features—bubbling mud pots, sulfurous hot springs, steamy pits—give the park an eerie, haunted feel. This is Costa Rica’s version of Yellowstone, providing an unusual glimpse of earth’s dirty, smelly inner workings.
= Good Value
= Rated 4 or 5 “Green Leaves” by Costa Rica’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program
Rincon de la Vieja Hotels – Moderately Priced
La Anita Rainforest Ranch
Buena Vista Lodge
Casa Rural Aroma de Campo
Cañon de la Vieja Lodge
Rincón de la Vieja Hotels – Budget
Blue River Resort
El Sol Verde
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