Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Photo by María José Flores
Rincón de la Vieja VolcanoThis majestic volcano’s splendor on its own will delight photographers and nature lovers, but it’s in fact one of a contiguous chain of active volcanoes surrounded by tropical forests where jaguars, pumas, armadillos, black spiny-tailed iguanas, and tapirs dwell. A major draw to the region are the private spas that take advantage of the natural hot springs, volcanic mud sources, and calm streams. Rincón de la Vieja lies at the center of attractions like hiking trails, waterfall outlooks, zip lines, and rafting tours.