Wednesday February 20
Rincon de la Vieja is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. A towering volcano with nine extraordinary eruption points, at over 6,000 feet, it is part of the Guanacaste Mountain Range. The name Rincón de la Vieja, means “the old woman’s corner”. According to a local legend, the indigenous people named the volcano after an old witch who lived at the top of the mountain and sent columns of smoke into the air when she was angry. The legend also tells that she was a young girl who lost her lover after her father threw him into the volcano, and after the incident she became a witch with healing powers.
It is a rigorous but spectacular, and breathtaking hike for the active nature lovers around the area of Las Pailas. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded to live within the Park, like emerald toucans, and long-tailed manikins. Amongst the numerous insects, you could count butterflies of the Morpho genus. Three different species of monkeys and other extraordinary animals also know this place as their home. After the hike, the group will head to Hacienda Guachipelin, where they will enjoy a delicious lunch.
Driving time from Westin Playa Conchal: 1 hour 45 minutes
Days Available: Wednesday
Length: Full Day
Inclusions: Transportation, Guide, one bottle of water per person.
Attire: Pants, shorts, comfortable closed shoes, insect repellent, camera. Highly recommended Sun Block
Capacity: 45 pax per schedule
Physical activity: Moderate
Minimum Age: all ages