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Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

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Prices Starting at $84 (USD) / night
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Hotel Grounds at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Hotel Grounds at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

For those who want to get in touch with nature, the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the place to do it. This award-winning hotel is ideally located next door to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and shares the same lush foliage, wildlife and sense of adventure. Situated in Costa Rica's northwest tip, the hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day spent exploring the park.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel's Adventure Center, which plans dozens of daily area tours and adventures. Explore the park by horseback, mountain bike or hiking trail or take on a zip-line, white water tubing or rappelling excursion.

Or spend the day exploring the hacienda's 3,400-acre grounds by foot or by horseback. Don't miss the views of Santa Maria and Rincón de la Vieja volcanoes and the Pacific coastline, as well as the plains of Guanacaste Province. Sunsets from this spot are too magnificent to miss.

The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin offers several room options, from spacious suites and ranch-style rooms to standard rooms for the budget traveler. Relaxing on the veranda is one of the hotel's charms; watch for exotic birds and wildlife amid the native landscaping and listen to the sounds of nature while unwinding.

Guests will enjoy the history of this family hacienda, which includes original buildings that are more than 100 years old. Sustainability is key at the ranch, which serves farm-to-table meals that rely on animals raised on-site, as well as produce from its gardens, greenhouses and farmland. Animals range from cattle and pigs to turkeys and chickens. The ranch also boasts several fruit trees and a guest swimming pool that draws its water from natural springs.

Mornings begin with ranch hands milking the cows, which provide fresh milk for each morning's breakfast. From the reception area, you can watch cowboys working with horses in nearby corrals, getting ready for horseback riding tours, a favorite activity at the hacienda.

Hacienda Guachipelin participates in a variety of eco-friendly programs, including conservation and reforestation of indigenous trees. Solar-powered water heaters provide hot water for guest rooms, while the kitchen uses an energy-saving heater. Drinking water comes from the same natural spring that fills the pool.

Key Features

  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Las Pailas
  • Working Cattle Ranch
  • Horseback ridding tours
  • Volcanic Mud & Thermal Hot Springs
  • White Water Tubing and Canyoning Tours
  • Breakfast included
  • Canyon Tour (Canopy, Rapel, Rock Climbing & more)
  • Blue Waterfalls ( Rio Celeste)
  • Nature Tours
White Water Tubing at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
White Water Tubing at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Airport Transfers
Bar
Bar
Breakfast Included
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fan
Fan
Flat Screen TVs
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Hot Springs
Hot Springs
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Volcano
Hotel near Volcano
Internet Available
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Packages Available
Pool
Pool
Restaurant On Site
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Spa
Telephone in Room
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet
Wi-Fi Internet

Virtual Tours

Guest's Video Compilation Hacienda Guachipelin
A day in Hacienda Guachipelin by our amazing guests! We love it when you share your experiences with us! From fun screaming to relaxing horseback riding around Rincon de la Vieja.

Rooms

Comfortable Rooms at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Comfortable Rooms at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Guests have a range of room choices, ranging from luxury suites to standard rooms. The hacienda has recently added suites for guests who want a little pampering or for large families. All guests enjoy the following amenities:

  • Free, on-site parking

  • Swimming pool

  • Complimentary breakfast

  • Free access to hiking trails and waterfalls

  • Free admission to hot springs on hacienda grounds

  • On-site Adventure Center for nature and adventure tours

  • Complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi

  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans

For all rooms other than standard, additional amenities include complimentary cable TV and mini-refrigerator.

El Cenizaro and El Cedro Suites – These luxury suites are spacious and comfortable, with a private terrace that opens to gardens and spectacular scenery that includes the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Both suites feature king-size beds, a sitting area and a dining area.

Legacy Suites - The newest additions to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, these 13 suites offer privacy away from other rooms and the stable. Spacious suites provide authentic architecture and handcrafted furniture in the native style. Rooms include two double- or king-size beds.

Family Superior Rooms - For larger families, these suites are ideal, with plenty of space to accommodate up to five people in separate yet open areas. Each of two family superior rooms are furnished with one king-size, one double and one single bed.

Superior Rooms – There are 40 superior rooms at the hacienda, which are located near the gardens and offer engaging views. Rooms include one or two double beds, with the option to add a single bed.

Standard Rooms - There are 20 standard rooms near the reception area. Cozy furnishings include a double and a single bed, or two doubles.

Activities

Simbiosis Spa – Enjoy a variety of massages, including couples massage or one next to the river for the ultimate in natural healing. Mud wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures are also available.

Hot Springs – Heated by a nearby volcano, the hot springs feature 10 man-made pools of varying temperatures next to the river; soothe away your cares as you drink in the scenery.

Nature Tours – Choose from several hiking tours that include waterfall destinations or an archaeology tour to learn about ancient Costa Rican peoples. Or visit the butterfly garden, serpentarium and frog exhibit.

Adventure Tours – Get your pulse pounding on one of three awesome adventure tours. Choose a zip-line canopy tour, waterfall rappelling or white water tubing in the Río Negro.

Horseback Riding – Cowboy around the hacienda for a day and learn how to herd horses or cattle. Or choose a horseback ride to scenic spots such as park waterfalls or hot springs.

Mountain Bike Tours – Mountain bike in paradise on some of the most rugged terrain anywhere. Choose one of two courses that include volcanic landscapes and bilingual tour guides.

Adventure Races – The hacienda's unique location has made it the headquarters for several international bike races, including the North Face Endurance Challenge, held each May.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canyoning
Canyoning
Family Friendly Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Night Hikes
Serpentarium
Serpentarium
Swiming
Swiming
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Rincon de la Vieja Area Map
Rincon de la Vieja Area Map
Satellite Map of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is Next to the entrance to Curubande, Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Rates

Prices Starting at $84 (USD) / night
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Customer Reviews for Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Overall Rating
4.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 5
Based on 9 reviews

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Jonathan
From: United States 2/13/2018
 
"After a long trip from the airport in Alajuela, we finally arrived at Hacienda Guachipelin. Our room was big and comfy with beautiful gardens. We went to the thermal mud pool and had an amazing relaxing time. We also went tubing down the river, very fun activity. We loved breakfast there in the hotel, love gallo pinto. Will recommend this to my friends."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
4
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Amanda
From: United Kingdom 2/13/2018
 
"Arrived late after flight delayed but still managed to get a lovely pizza before bed. We were greeted with a welcome drink by the friendly staff. As my first night of my first time in Costa Rica it met my approval and expectations. I sat outside before bed listening to the cicadas and other beasties of the night and fell in love with it all. A little gecko outside of the bathroom had a chirp now and then. Some say the accommodation is basic, but we found it very clean, quiet and very comfortable and more than adequate for a 1 night stay on our very hectic tour......it's a WORKING Hacienda Eco lodge...so bear that in mind and its Costa Rica - nature is all around you and insects are plentiful.....if you go in dry season it will be very hot and dusty but they've a lovely cool pool to dip in. I was disappointed not to get to do more here but our tour only had the horse trek and tubing allocated for time so would love to go back and see more.
I would thoroughly recommend a stay here, much rather this enchanting Hacienda than a bland chain type hotel where they all are decorated the same no matter where it is located in the world. Pura Vida"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Ernesto
From: Mexico 3/22/2016
 
"Quiero visitar Costa Rica por primera ves"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

2 of 52 of 5
Charee
From: United States 10/19/2012
 
"Let me start by saying that my husband and I presently own 3 horses. I have raised horses my entire life. We visited this hotel in August 2012. The hotels is nice, but avoid even looking at their horses, let alone riding the poor things. In the morning, their horses are brought up to a feeding "shelf" where they are given about 10 minutes to eat some unknown type of mash or grain. They then are hurried over to some awful looking hay for a few more minutes and that's all they get to eat! I have read the comments on here from the manager stating that his horses are checked by a Vet every 3 months. My response to that is he would be wise to obtain the services from another Vet. A healthy horse eats 10 lbs of feed a day. There is absolutely no way that these horses eat even close to that. We did observe that they are rotated for the rides, but they were not let out into a pasture at any time. Oddly we saw a horse and mule in a pasture near the National Park that appeared healthy and fat. This led us to believe that their horses could be well taken care of at this facility if they decided to care and feed them all in the same manner.
On another note, I have raised and trained horses for over 30 years and the horses at this hotel appear to be extremely afraid of the workers around them. All the workers carry around large sticks to move the horses from one area to another. The horses shy away and are extremely afraid of the workers. Having trained many horses, I can say with certainty that horses don't react to handlers the way their horses do unless they have been abused.
Our son rides a roping horse that is used on a working cattle ranch and none of the horses are thin. The excuse from the manager in some of his responses that they are working horses doesn’t make sense! We visited the facility during the “low” season I’d hate to see how the horses are treated during the “high” season.
On a final note, with all the money the hotel makes on their ‘tours’, surely a larger budget could be allocated for feeding these horses? All the workers seem to be "fat and happy". Maybe it's time that the workers go on a diet and more money be spent on feeding the horses??
"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
3
Would you stay there again?
No
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States 1/29/2011
 
"It was an amazing experience the staff has lots of patience. We were four girls and we were so afraid to do the canopy but we did it with the help of your staff. However we paid $40dollars for the cd of pictures of the entire day and when we came back home we were missing the most important pictures (the canopy pictures) u think u have them saved somewhere? But over all the day was great highly recommend it."
 
Number of times you have used this Adventure Travel Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the service again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States 2/18/2010
 
"Hi, I loved my visit to the park and hotel with my 3 women friends. I would like to email Tomas,your manager, I lost his card, I'm hoping it is okay to ask thru your website, I want to stay again at your hotel on Feb 28th, Carolina de Delicias, Garza, Nosara, Gracias"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
erick
From: United States 6/15/2009
 
"I found at Hacienda Guachipelin a great place to stay while you re in Guanacaste. My family enjoyed a lot specially the tubing tour.
I had great pictures from the hills.

Come and enjoy Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano!!!

Erick Hit

"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
2
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
4
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Benigno
From: Uruguay 1/14/2007
 
"Stupendous attention, excellent service and the very kind personnel, ideal to rest, to make the tours that propose doesn't have waste, very advisable in everything. Especially I recommend to the saloneros for their kindness and explanation on the typical foods. "
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Anonymous
From: United Kingdom 9/23/2006
 
"Setting for the hotel is fantastic and lots to do. The guys with the horses very informative and helpful, and the people at reception also turned out to be very good. just a pity the whole overall package let down by the attitude of waiters in restaurant. Slow to take order and on one occasion real attiude problem. Noticed a distinct change in service when the owner appeared one luchtime.
On the whole (if you don't care too much about food) an amazing place.Wildlife , hot springs and wildlife fantastic.Rooms clean and roomy."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
3
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2