Begin with a hike that takes you past exotic wildlife and stunning volcano views, then swim in the beautiful Oropendola waterfall and soak in the hot springs.
Hike to Las Pailas Trails & La Oropendola Waterfall
Tuesday – Sunday
8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 4-12
- Infant Ages 0-3
Trek to La Oropendola Waterfall and Las Pailas Trails
The Las Pailas sector spectacularly showcases the power of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the most active and largest volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Fumaroles, geysers, bubbling mud pots, and many other attractions give you an experience that you won’t find in any other volcano in Costa Rica.
With our bilingual naturalist guide, walk the 3.5-km Las Pailas circular path through the tropical, dry forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano, volcanic activity, incredible nature, and wildlife sightings. You may see more than 300 species of birds and many other animals, such as bays, armadillos, coatis, iguanas, and white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, and spider monkeys.
When you finish the hike, get ready for a refreshing dip in the La Oropendola Waterfall. From the entrance of the national park is a small walk along a path of varied terrain that leads to the river. You also walk a small distance inside the river until you reach the waterfall. La Oropendola waterfall, with its impressive 25 meters, falls into a bubbling turquoise pool in the exuberant canyon of the Blanco River, creating an incredible tropical oasis.
After relaxing for a while at the waterfall, our one-day Guanacaste tours end with the return walk to Hacienda Guachipelin. You can also reach the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and La Oropendola Waterfall using the hotel’s transportation, in one or both directions. It’s 10 minutes by car from the hotel.
The entrance fee to the park is not included in the price.