Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Where is It?

25 kms northeast of Liberia in Rincon de la Vieja National Park in the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range

How Tall is It?

Summit Elevation: 1916 meters (6286 feet)

Volcano Type

Complex Volcano

Type of Activity

Strombolian, Explosive

How Old is It?

9,000 years old

The Last Big Eruption


Did You Know?

  • Rincon de la Vieja is the third most active volcano in Costa Rica.

  • There are nine major eruptive craters, although only one is worthy of a real volcanic performance, the Von Seebach crater.

  • Its twin crater Santa Maria is 500 meters wide and is the highest peak of the Rincon complex.

  • The volcano's surrounding area includes a freshwater lake, waterfalls, hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pools. Contact us for a dip.

A Bit of History

About 3500 years ago, a plinian eruption was the last major magmatic eruption and it created the Rio Blanca river basin.


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