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Suggestions driving Playa Flamingo to Rincon de la Vieja?

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Suggestions driving Playa Flamingo to Rincon de la Vieja?

We'll be staying at the Palms but want to get out for some fun day trips. I'd love to see one of the volcanos, and it looks like Rincon de la Vieja is fairly close. Anyone know approx driving time? Is this a good place to visit and an old man (55-60) hike? Any other day trip suggestions? Thanks friends!

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1. Re: Suggestions driving Playa Flamingo to Rincon de la Vieja?

Nice hikes at Rincon...come in...55-60 you still in great shape...just as I always said...common sense...and do not overr do it...if looks dangerous you know is dangerous ...do not do it!

From Flamingo is about 2 hours ride...nice ride...

You can also try Palo Verde National Park....check...info@paloverdeboattours.com...real nice nature tour...a lot of wild life...mostly birds....some great IGUANAS and crocs...

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2. Re: Suggestions driving Playa Flamingo to Rincon de la Vieja?

The new road to Curubande, the town right next to the park has just been paved, this makes the trip more comfortable, park is closed on mondays, admission is $10 pp.

Hike is ok , bring water and start early.

Lots of volcanic activity and lots wildlife.

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3. Re: Suggestions driving Playa Flamingo to Rincon de la Vieja?

Thanks Jose. Is it realistic for us to think we can hike all the way up or should we plan to drive part way up (if that's even possible)? Looking forward to some exciting and gorgeous scenery.

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4. Re: Suggestions driving Playa Flamingo to Rincon de la Vieja?

You can drive up to the park's entrance, and you can do the loop from there. The crater is closed due to activity.

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