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The Adventure of Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

Date: December 10, 2012 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

When planning a trip to Costa Rica, it is highly recommended to travel to Guanacaste where you can find Rincon de la Vieja. This volcano is a great place to go with family to enjoy that natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer as well as engage in some adventurous activities. Whether you want to zip-line through the jungle, hike up the mountain, tour the landscape on horseback or relax under a waterfall, Rincon de la Vieja has it all!

The area surrounding Rincon de La Vieja is the most active geothermal area in the Guanacaste Mountain Range. While this may sound scary, the geothermic activity actually produces very therapeutic mud pools and warm springs. These are a pleasure to experience and mud baths are actually considered a great way to relieve a sore body after a long day of exploring the area.

If you are a horse lover, you are in luck! The region surrounding Rincon de La Vieja is renowned for horses and cattle ranching. A horseback tour up the mountain is an absolute must! Taking in the view of the while on horseback is a very calming and quiet experience. If horseback is a little too slow for your tastes, you can also elect to take an ATV tour through the same routes.

While mud baths and horseback tours are very enjoyable, there are few other activities that get your blood pumping like a zip line canopy tour. Flying through the jungle while attached to an overhead cable not only exhilarating, but also allows you to have spectacular views of some of the most remote areas of the mountain. It’s possible to find zip line canopy tours all over Costa Rica, however some of the best are located at Rincon de la Vieja.

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