Saturday, January 17, 2009

Waterfall

This is another one of the many waterfalls in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Rincon de la Vieja has lots of waterfalls because it is a transitional era between the lowland dry forest of the coastal plains of Guanacaste and the cloud forests of the higher elevation of a volcanic mountain that rises to 1,916 meters ( 6,286 feet).

The park has 32 rivers and 16 seasonal creeks. There are many hiking trails in the woods as well as the plains. The higher elevation portion of the park has dense forests, which is where this waterfall is located. The coastal plateau portion of the park has hiking trails that lead past volcanic fumaroles.

If you click on the Rincon de la Vieja label in the index of subjects to this website you will see a variety of photos of this park. It is located about an hour and half from Tamarindo. There are tour operators who will have a driver and van pick up tourists at condos or hotels in Tamarindo, drive them to Rincon de la Vieja, accompany them on hikes to show a variety of the types of plants, animals and terrain in the park, take them to a good restaurant for lunch, and then return to Tamarindo by mid afternoon. It makes for a delightful day.

4 comments:

Jarart said...

That does sound like a memorable trip. Love the waterfall.

glenda said...

Beautiful place to relax and picnic. Loved the cute little monkeys yesterday. I remember when I was there they would take food from my hand and look at me with the cutest expressions.

Kuanyin Moi said...

I enjoy the photos of your beautiful world so much, and I've read all your recent updates.

What I loved about CR when I visited is it's primal quality, and you showcase this so very well!

Jilly said...

The rock formation is so beautiful topped by the fall of water. I echo Kuanyin Moi's comments that you show the natural beauty of Costa Rica so wonderfully.

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