The Rincón de La Vieja area – set some 31 miles (50 km) from Liberia – provides a nice contrast to the hotter and flatter terrain of the Guanacaste beaches. The trip up to the mountains takes about an hour, but it is well worth it—once here travelers can expect to become easily immersed in nature. The Rincón de La Vieja National Park is the main attraction for many, a fact that’s understandable once you consider the forested mountains, active volcano, and geothermal hot springs that are contained within its border. Yes, this area caters to the outdoorsy types, and as such is abundant with activities that will help you to get out and explore. Spend your days zipping along a canopy line, cruising an ATV through the countryside, or searching for animals within the national park.