Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Liberia, Costa Rica

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Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Only 24 km (15 miles) northeast of Liberia, the Rincón de la Vieja National Park is a display of ecological diversity that spreads over more than 34,000 acres with two volcanoes, 32 rivers and streams, and an incredible variety of flora and fauna. While guided hiking and horseback riding trails will allow you to come closest to Costa Rica's impressive wildlife, you can also take a day-long hiking trip to the top of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano and witness its activity, as well as take in the great views of the Nicoya Peninsula and the Lago de Nicaragua.

Do & See

With its historic buildings and a growing cultural scene, Liberia boasts a lot of opportunities to learn about its rich history and culture — start your stroll at Calle Real, Liberia's oldest street, to see where it all began, and where renovation and expansion are already planned ahead. The town makes an excellent launch pad for exploring the nature and beaches nearby (and farther afield), as well as getting around the impressive province of Guanacaste for a deep dive into the diversity of Costa Rica and its unfathomably beautiful nature.