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Rincon de la Vieja ranger station and surroundings
Photo by njlarsen December 2010


Parque National Rincón de la Vieja is situated in the province of Guanacaste in north-western Costa Rica. The park area includes an active volcano, with one trail taking visitors up to the crater and another passing several fumaroles. Much of the area is forested, with good primary forest of a rather humid kind, but also including dry forest/scrub, and more grassy savannah.

Rincon de la Vieja: Hanging bridge along the waterfalls trail / sendero la catarata
Photo by njlarsen December 2010


Notable Species

Rusty Sparrow, Botteri's Sparrow, and Rock Wren are three species more often seen at Rincon de la Vieja than elsewhere in Costa Rica. A couple of other good birds for the area are Ruddy Woodcreeper and Gray-headed Tanager.


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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

The ranger station is open from either 7 or 8 am and usually closes again at 4 pm. They want you to sign in indicating the trail(s) you will use and also ask you to kindly sign out so they know you have not been lost.

Contact Details

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External Links

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