Hiking at Rincón de la Vieja with Instituto Estelar’s Hiking Club (Estelar Viajes) was a blast! We trekked a little more than three kilometers over bridges and through valleys until we reached the stunning La Cangreja Waterfall and took a much-needed swim.
Although the cool water was refreshing, I actually enjoyed the nearby hot spring almost hidden on the left side of the waterfall the most. The journey would not have been complete without seeing some awesome wildlife, such as fungi, stick bugs, lizards, and turkey-looking birds high up in the trees.
This blog was contributed by Haley, from California, who is an English teacher and Spanish student at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe in Liberia, Costa Rica.