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Private Hike to Las Pailas Trail at Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Quick Details

Hour Glass 3 hours

Calendar Tuesday – Sunday

Clock 8 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Booking Early? Use promo code EARLY10 to receive a 10% discount when booking activities 10 days or more in advance!

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

Explore the most active and largest volcano in Guanacaste!

The Las Pailas trail of Rincón de la Vieja National Park is located very close to the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín.

The Las Pailas sector shows the extraordinary power of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, the most extensive and active in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Steam and sulfur arise from natural fumaers of the yellowish and reddish soil. Admire the mud pailas with their different brown hues of boiling volcanic water, the grayish color of mud bubbles and explosions in the big pailas. This volcano is unique in Costa Rica.

With our naturalist guide, you’ll walk the 2.5-mile (3.5 km) Las Pailas circular trail through the dry tropical forest to see the volcano’s best views, incredible nature, volcanic activity, and wildlife sightings.

The national park is home to more than 300 species of birds and many other animals such as armadillos, iguanas, pizotes, cariblanco monkeys, howler monkeys, and spider monkeys. When we finish the walk in the park, we will head back to the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín.


What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock