|After a night at Rincon de la Vieja
Lodge a short drive took me to the
park entrance and the beginning of
a 5km walking trail.
|Through the forest and across
|Leading up towards the open, mud
pool and fumarole-dotted volcano
|Tabebuia chrysantha flowering
above the forest canopy.
Emerging from the forest the trail leads past boiling mud pots, belching fumaroles and bubbling pools, the whole area reeking of hydrogen sulphide. A spectacular and dramatic landscape.
After the heat of the exposed plateau it was a pleasure to re-enter the forest with its clear streams, log-bridges, giant tree buttresses and impressive leaf-cutter ant mounds.
A truly special place preserved for all by dedicated conservation-minded folks here in Costa Rica.