Rincon de la Vieja literally translates into ‘the corner of the old woman’. This unusual description refers to Curubande, the daughter of an Indian chief who spent the last years of her life as a medicine woman living on the flank of the volcano now called Rincon de la Vieja. The volcano has no less than 9 craters, is still active and is known for its volcanic activities, bubbling mud pools and bright blue waterfall.
Natural hot springs
Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
You spend the night in a cozy Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful area near the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. There’s lots of adventure here; go tubing on the river, explore the area on horseback, book a canopy tour or hike in the national park of Rincon de la Vieja. Be sure to visit the natural spa (including mud bath) nearby or just enjoy the beautiful nature around the lodge.
Clemens and Simone Berendse
Awesome! A 5+. Again the personal welcome and the small scale of the accomodation that appealed to us. The rooms were attractive. We enjoyed the dinner with the other guests, all sitting around the large dinner table.
Rob and Anja Jacques
A very nice bed & breakfast! Our room was a converted sea-container. A lot of privacy, and the nights here are pitch-dark, so you can see the stars from your terrace. Erick was a great host, there’s great chefs (the food was delicious) and having dinner together with the other guests was very nice. Erick brought us to the volcano and also to the spa and also picked us up again, of course for a fee, but still very nice. This location is rather off the beaten track, so better to have your own transport (we traveled by shuttle).
The visit to the nearby national park was beautiful. The trip to the waterfall was pretty difficult for our children, but they made it. Afterwards, we relaxed in a few hot springs, they liked that very much. If we ever come back, we really would like to spend more time in the province of Guanacaste.
Ton and Jolanda
A friendly place on the edge of the national park. The setting strongly reminded us of Ibiza. Breakfast and dinners were fine. Do remember that payment by credit card is not possible here, because Charley does not have a telephone line. Important to know that the nearest cash machine is 40 km away in Liberia.
What can you see in and around Rincon de la Vieja?
Insider tip of Linda:
Insider tip of Linda:
If you would like to visit the National Park, keep in mind that the park is closed on Mondays. Are you there anyway on Monday? There is no need to be bored! There is a lot to experience, but my recommendation is to spend an afternoon relaxing in the natural thermal baths.
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