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A hiking adventure in Costa Rica will completely satisfy your desire for natural wonder. Plan a half-day or full day hiking trip to one of Costa Rica’s lush national parks. Playa Grande is located with Las Baulas National Park, but there are a handful of others within a few hours. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is the nearest active volcano, last erupting in 2011. It hosts numerous hiking trails though a variety of ecosystems, including sulfurous lagoons and lush forests. As a remote volcanic national park, Rincon de le Vieja additionally offers hikes to Cangrejo Falls, Miravalles, Blue Lake.

Explore the majestic wonder of Tenorio Volcano National Park, adjacent to Rincon de la Vieja. Tenorio’s hikes are vastly different since the park is in a cloud forest, perpetually blanketed in mist. See natural springs, waterfalls, and a variety of local mammals at higher elevations; the unusually blue waters of Rio Celeste should not be missed.

Bird lovers will not want to miss the wetlands of Palo Verde where aquatic bird watching is favored in this is unspoiled national park. The protected area around the Tempisque river basin within Palo Verde harbors reptiles, amphibians, and insects unique to the area. Palo Verde also offers boat tour complete with a guide to point out the local flora and fauna.

Just two hours south of Playa Grande and near Nicoya, the adventurous types can explore the labyrinth of caves Barra Honda any time of the year. For a nominal fee, a tour guide will repel you down a ladder of 17m and reveal hidden wonders below the earth. Or stay above ground and hike across the hills of to see the parks impressive canyon, rock formations, and cascading waterfalls.

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