Rincon De La Viega National Park (Drive Day 86 minus 14 years)
Costa Rica’s passion for national parks is a major perk for weary road trippers. The campground at Rincon is empty and for a minute it’s hard to fathom why we’re the only ones here. There are warm geothermal waterfalls and bubbling pools of mud, called fuminoles. Paradise. Until the rain starts. And doesn’t stop. By nightfall I’m cold for the first time in almost 3 months.
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