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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
Costa Rica rainforest

Giant Trees & Bubbling Springs

Bite-sized trip
  • Itinerary:
    Rincon de la Vieja
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 240.- per person (excluding flights)
Rincon de la Vieja is especially known for its volcanic landscape, so be prepared for steaming geothermal springs and the pungent smell of the volcanic mud pools. Also known for the impressive diversity of flora and fauna, the park boasts beautiful waterfalls and winding trails through the forest.
Costa Rica hot springs

Day 1 – Arrival in Rincon de la Vieja

Today you’ll arrive at a charming hacienda situated at the top of a hill. The guesthouse offers simple accommodation and is full of character – it is run by a friendly Belgian family who have decorated each of the six rooms with its own unique colour and style. As the sun sets, you’ll hear an orchestra of frogs and geckos, as well as the resident pet parrot.

Day 2 – Guided tour

Today, you’ll head to the park entrance where you’ll follow the trails with your guide. The route around the bubbling pools is relatively easy with sections accessible for wheelchair users, while the hike to the waterfall is tougher and unpaved. Your trip to the park ends at around 12 pm, giving you the rest of the day free.

Day 3 – Departure from Rincon de la Vieja

After your stay in this beautiful area, you’ll have your final delicious breakfast before hitting the road again on to your next destination. As Rincon de la Vieja is just a short distance from the Penas Blancas border, you could easily head into neighbouring Nicaragua for a taste of colonial architecture and soaring volcanos.


Rincon accommodation pool
Rincon accommodation reception
Rincon accommodation room

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options


Switch to something more central

  • Price:
    from £ 328.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    Standard accommodation, shuttle bus to/from hotel, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this bite-sized trip we have an alternative option available for your accommodation. Our In-Style version is something a bit more special or unique but still with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation for this bite-size trip select our In Style option below.

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