Located in northwestern Costa Rica, about 25 km from Liberia in the province of Guanacaste. Its name means “The Old Woman’s Corner”. This volcano stands 1,916 metres (6,286 ft).

Its most recently eruption was in September 2011. The volcano has a large number of fumaroles and hot spring on its slopes. It is formed by felsic lava.

Several craters and peaks exist in this volcano, with Santa María peak being the highest at 1916m above sea level. Von Seebach peak, 1895m above sea level, has been the site of most historical eruptions.

Rincon de la Vieja volcano, and its dormant sister cone, Santa Maria, as well as the older dormant Cerro Von Seebach. Offering the visitors thermal mud pools, waterfall swimming areas and freshwater lakes. Although camping is allowed throughout the park, food is not available onsite and you would need to pack this beforehand.

 

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