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Hike to Las Pailas Trails

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Hour Glass 3 hours

Calendar Tuesday – Sunday

Clock 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 4-12
Infant Ages 0-3

Explore the Rincon de la Vieja National Park via Las Pailas Trails

The Las Pailas trails of Rincon de la Vieja National Park are located very close to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

The Las Pailas sector spectacularly shows the power of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, the most active and largest volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Steam and sulfur come from natural fumaroles of the yellow and rusty soil. Witness clay pails in various shades of brown with boiling volcanic water, fine gray volcanic mud bubbles and explosions in large pails. This volcano is like no other in Costa Rica.

With our bilingual naturalist guide, you can walk the 3.5-km Las Pailas circular path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano, incredible nature, volcanic activity, and wildlife. The park is home to more than 300 species of birds, and many other animals, such as armadillos, bays, iguanas, coatis and white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys and spider monkeys. When we finish in the park, our one-day tour in Guanacaste ends with the walk back to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

The entrance fee to the park is not included in the price.