Rincónde la Vieja's jungle volcanos and hot springs

Rincónde la Vieja's jungle volcanos and hot springs

A legend of the Rincónde la Vieja - a jungle region of active volcanos, waterfalls, hot springs, bubbling mud pots and steaming vents - has it that a local man threw his daughter’s unsuitable lover into one of the craters. Heartbroken, the daughter became a recluse living in the mountains and slowly acquired extraordinary powers of healing. You might not meet her on your trek, but you will feel rejuvenated by the magnificent wildlife in this relatively undiscovered corner of Costa Rica, and the natural anti-stress spa treatment you’ll have at the end of the day: cake yourself in hot natural mud, wait till it dries, then wash it all off in the thermal water of a jacuzzi-style pool. As the mud comes away so will any last vestige of pre-tour tension, in this spectacular National Park

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