Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

Location: 10.2N, 85.5W
Elevation: 6,285 feet (1,916 m)

Text and Photos by Doug Simms (Page 2 of 2)

Left Photo: The crater of this little volcano has a diameter of only 3 meters, and the minivolcano stands only about 2 meters above the ground. Two bursting bubbles can be seen in the lower left of the photo. Right Photo: These sulfur springs can be found in many areas of the land surrounding the volcano.

Pools of hot mud are another feature of the landscape surrounding the volcano.

Climbing the Volcano

Climbing the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is not for the casual hiker. Anybody in reasonably good shape can do the climb, but there are a few hazards, difficulties, and inconveniences to be aware of. The following list describes the climbing conditions:

Click here to return to previous page.

Rincon de la Vieja Current Eruptions page.

To Images of Volcanoes

To VolcanoWorld