Rincón de la Vieja

National Park

Located in the provinces of Guanacaste and Alajuela (with an extension of 14.083.9 hectares) National Park Rincon de la Vieja, was created by Law No. 5398 of October 23, 1973.


Flora and Fauna

It presents various ecosystems and plant communities, due to the different altitude, rainfall and the effect of volcanic eruptions. In the upper forests are short, their trees are twisted and covered with epiphytes. The Rincon de la Vieja is also a refuge for a large population of our national flower Guaria Morada (Cattleya Skinerii) in the wild. Trees such as laurel (Cordia alliodora), Guanacaste (In terolobium cyclocarpum), cedar (Cederla odorata), naked Indian (Bursera simarouba) and Copey (Clusia spp.), Are some of the most abundant species. In addition, about three hundred species of birds have been identified, among them include the Guan (Penelope purpurascens), the bird Bobo (Momotus momotta), the mountain linnet (Myadestes melanops), and the toucan (Auracorhynchus prasinus.