Hiking in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is an adventure you must do while you are staying in Guanacaste.

What to expect

Hiking in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is an adventure you must do while you are staying in Guanacaste. The journey is even better when your destination is the magnificent Cangreja (Crab) Waterfall.

Spilling 130 feet (40 meters) in a white ribbon of water out of the green forest, the Cangreja Waterfall forms a clear blue pool at its base. Dissolved copper minerals from the volcano give the water its sky blue color.

The only way to get to this waterfall is by hiking 3 miles (5 km) into the national park. Your bilingual naturalist guide will point out any wildlife along the way, like monkeys, white-nosed coatis, armadillos, agoutis, iguanas, and birds such as the Blue-crowned Motmot or Emerald Toucanet. You will enjoy a picnic lunch by the waterfall, where you can swim.

Don’t miss one of the best Guanacaste, Costa Rica tours!

DURATION: Half day (5-6 hours starting at 8:30 a.m.)

MEALS INCLUDED: Picnic lunch

RATES: Adults (age 11+): $55.00 / Kids (4-10 years): $45.00

MINIMUM: 2 people

WHAT TO BRING? Hiking or tennis shoes, long pants, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, camera, waterproof sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.


  • The Rincon de la Vieja National Park is closed on Mondays.
  • The entrance fee of $15.00 to the National Park is not included in the tour rates.

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