Rincón de la Vieja national park
Rincon de la Vieja
This translates to old womans corner. The name stems from an old story. The story tells about two tribes of indians who were fighting over the land. During a period of dryness the chief?s daughter fell in love with a boy from the other tribe. The chief was obviously not happy with the fact that his daughter was dating his enemy and decided to capture the boy. After he captured him, he threw the boy in the volcano as an offer to the gods. The gods accepted the offer; the rains started again and everybody was happy, except of course, the daughter. The story tells that she still wanders the grounds hoping for her lover to return.
When you visit this park you will enjoy the healing effects of natural thermal water, see sulfurous lakes and boiling mud. In this national park, you can admire the flora and fauna of the primary forest and visit the Rinc?n de la Vieja volcano.
Prices and transportation
When you want to go to Rinc?n de la Vieja national park from San Jose, you must have the patience and the time for travel. The national park is located north of Costa Rica, about 5 hours from San Jose when taking the public bus. You can take the public bus to Liberia for about US$10. In Liberia, take the bus to Rinc?n de la Vieja. The entrance to the Rinc?n de la Vieja national park is about US $10.
Also you can visit Buena Vista Lodge that is located in Canas Dulces, this beautiful Costa Rican farm transformed in an ecological hotel offers horseback riding, hot springs, water slide and ziplining. If you and your friends are interested on this beautiful place, we can help you to arrange a package: firstname.lastname@example.org.