Zip lines in Costa Rica are pretty popular nowadays, being one of the all-time favorite adventure tours in Costa Rica for visiting tourists. There are dozens of zip line tours – more often called “canopy zip line tours” or simply “canopy tours” – all over the country. The first commercial canopy zip line tour came into being in Costa Rica in 1997 – the Original Canopy Tour in Monteverde – and the adventure tour’s popularity has soared since then. The distinctive factor about the Canyon Canopy Tour at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is that it has so much more than zip lines. You get to fly high above the treetops and back and forth between narrow canyon walls over the White River (Rio Blanco) on seven zip lines. You get to cross three hanging bridges and have fun on two Tarzan swings. There is a controlled 20-meter (65-foot) rappel, and two routes on a natural rock climbing wall to come back up those same 20 meters. And finally, there are three via ferrata traverses and climbs. Overall, you will travel to 21 platforms on the whole tour, which takes about 90 minutes to two hours to complete.
The spectacular setting alone is worth going on the Canyon Canopy Tour. You are deep in the dry tropical forest – a unique ecosystem in Central America – by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. The tour starts off with the longest zip line, crossing a wide canyon high above the trees. A couple more zip lines later and now suddenly you are in a narrow, densely forested, rock canyon above the rushing White River. Simply beautiful!
The one-of-a-kind canopy zip line tour in Costa Rica was created at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in 2000 by Costa Rican architect Jose Manuel Pizarro, owner of the Costa Rica zip line design and vertical training company, Linea Vertical. You can enjoy the Canyon Canopy Tour and a whole host of other adventure tours at Hacienda Guachipelin’s Adventure Center, home of some of the best adventure tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Adventure Center is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for both hotel guests and day visitors.
Besides the zip line tour, you can go horseback riding, river tubing, waterfall rappelling, mountain biking, hiking in the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, and soak in natural volcanic hot springs. For the best day of Costa Rica adventure tours, get the One Day Adventure Pass, which includes four tours and a delicious lunch. A little history of zip lines Zip lines were first invented in Costa Rica. Back in 1974, U.S. resident and California State University, Northridge graduate student, Donald Perry, pioneered the new method for climbing into and moving around the Costa Rica rainforest canopy, the world’s most complex living community, for his field work. It is in the tree canopy where upwards of 40 percent of all life on earth exists. Perry used a crossbow to shoot a rope into the branches of a 120-foot tree in the Osa Peninsula, and then climbed it using mountaineering ascenders. He later strung webs of ropes and pulleys between trees to move freely in the canopy without having to return to the ground. This led to the invention of the commercial canopy tour — a billion-dollar industry that has been reproduced all over the world. You can read about Perry’s adventures in his book, “Life Above the Jungle Floor,” published in 1986.
Article by Shannon Farley
El próximo fin de semana Hacienda Guachipelin celebra el día del niño con una excelente promoción. Un máximo de 2 niños por habitación en compañía de 2 adultos podrán disfrutar de toda la aventura y de las tradiciones completamente gratis, el tercer niño paga un 50% .
- Aplica para el fin de semana de 7 al 9 de Setiembre
- Aplica para niños menores de 12 años
- alimentación incluye 3 comidas y bebidas naturales, no gaseosas ni embotelladas
- no aplica con otras promociones
- oferta valida hasta agotar inventario
- Tarifa en habitación superior $102
Reserve al correo firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al teléfono 2256-5693.
Before coming to Hacienda Guachipelin I had only heard about zip lining and Canopy. So I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when the guides started giving us information about the technique. Since I’m a little bit scared of heights this was really going to be a challenge for me and I could feel the excitement in my stomach.
To my surprise I was not scared at all, the guides treated us very well during the entire tour and I felt very secure. I was the last one of the people in the tour and I could hear a woman in front of me giving a shout of excitement, when I got there I understood why. I was going to go down a slide and then continue straight in to the forest. The feeling of relief when you leave the platform is indescribable and the fact that you do this surrounded by rich vegetation, various birds and reptiles is just amazing.
We continued to the canyon where you can choose if you want to go rock climbing or not. The next cable was going to take us thru the canyon with the wild river underneath us. This is where I did something I never in a million years thought I would do, the guide convinced me to go upside down! When I reached the next platform I could breathe again, and I was so proud of myself. Then it was time to do a Tarzan swing over the river, another great experience.
When I reached the last platform and we walked back to the Adventure centre all I could think about was – when can I do this again?
If you like horses I strongly recommend the whole day horseback riding you can do here at Hacienda Guachipelin. You don’t have to be good on horseback riding to do this tour!
I do my internship here at Hacienda Guachipelin and works with the horses every day, and this tour is my favorite because you get to see the best sides of Guanacaste Costa Rica. You get to see everything from dry jungle to rain forest. You get the chance to ride in rivers, up on hills and around the area of other farms. Maybe the monkeys jump over your head as you ride in the forest. You will probably see a lot of beautiful birds and other animals.
The adventure tour starts at 8 am and the ride goes to Oropéndola witch is a big and beautiful waterfall where you got the opportunity to jump from the cliffs and swim in the clear water.
After the visit to Oropéndola you get up on the horses again and start the ride to Rio Negro hot springs, when we are arriving at Rio Negro you get to see the beautiful hot springs where you get painted in mud from the volcano. You can sit and relax in the hot springs where the water comes directly from the volcano. There are different pools with different degrees in it, so you can chose the one that fits you best. After the relax at the hot springs you start to ride again.
More bathing and refreshing surprises will be discovered under the day.
We are the 2 students from Sweden named Bojan Glavas and Petra Stuart. We are doing our internship at Hacienda Guachipelin working with different tours and around the hotel. The internship at hacienda Guachipelin is for 7 weeks. Both of us study tourism at the midSweden university and we have 1 year left in school after this term. We are both very interested in adventure and ecotourism and that is why we are here. Costa Rica is very different in both climate and the culture from Sweden and we are here to explore it.
Here we are now and we’re going to write about our adventures in Costa Rica and especially about what we do here at the hotel.
Pura Vida, Bojan and Petra
Viernes 8 de Abril al Lunes 11 de Abril
Celebrando el día de Juan Santamaria en Hacienda Guachipelin
Este fin de semana largo, tenemos la siguiente promociones para nacionales y residentes:
Precio por noche por persona en ocupación doble:
- superior $53 por persona
- estándar $46 por persona
Esta promoción incluye:
- coctel de bienvenida
- desayuno estilo buffet
- cena estilo buffet
- aguas termales de rio negro
- caminatas no guiadas a las cataratas
- descuento de 25% en tours para ese día
- cumple añeros tienen un descuento del 50% (en ese día)
Hacienda Guachipelin es un hotel de montaña, enfocado al turismo sostenible, al turismo de aventura y al turismo de naturaleza, todo dentro de un entorno cultural muy auténtico. Ese es el ambiente de la Hacienda Guanacasteca donde se puede vivir la monta de toros, el ordeño de vacas, las cabalgatas. Tambien es el lugar perfecto para visitar el Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. Este es el Parque Nacional mas visitado en la provincia de Guanacaste.
Reserve al 2256-5693 email@example.com fuera de horas de oficina y fin de semana 2666-8075
no aplica con otras promociones, solamente para reservaciones nuevas
Hacienda Guachipelin is always thinking about new ways to make the vacation more affordable. This time Hacienda Guachipelin is offering a promotion of the 3rd night for free when you book 2 nights. Guests will enjoy free admission to the hot springs, free visits to Chorreras waterfalls and Oropendula waterfalls. Other things that guests can enjoy, and that are part of the experience at no extra cost, are the live marimba music, the typical ox cart, roping lessons and milking the cows in a traditional way.
Hacienda Guachipelin has combined the traditions of a traditional cattle ranch with the mysteries of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and the adrenaline from the adventures for all family members.
Remember that Hacienda Guachipelin is located just 45 minutes away from Daniel Oduber International Airport, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
For reservations please write to info+guachipelin.com
When staying at Hacienda Guachipelin you should make sure that you have time to visit Rio Negro hot springs. You find this calm and relaxing place just a short drive away from the hotel. A well marked trail leads you down to the five thermal pools. These pools are filled with natural water from the volcanic hot springs. When I went to the springs the first time I didn’t know what to expect and I was surprised when I saw how it’s all set up. You get to enjoy these pools in a beautiful and calm environment. The only sound you hear is the streaming from the river Rio Negro. First you get to three of the pools and then you have to cross a small hanging bridge to reach the other two. All of the pools have different temperatures so you just have to choose what temperature you prefer. The best part about this place is that even though many people visit these hot springs, it’s never crowded.
I prefer to visit the hot springs in the afternoon, it’s a great way to finish an active day of hiking, horse riding or other activities.
A total of 102 businesses, including hotels and tour operators, yesterday received an acknowledgment certifying that its operations are environmentally friendly and also with the community where they are installed.
The activity was held yesterday at INBio, Santo Domingo de Heredia, in which representatives of the National Accreditation Committee (composed of the UCR, InBio, Minaet, Inca, Canatur and ICT, among others) provided the so-called “certificates for Sustainable Tourism. ”
“We are very pleased with the work that was done, not only environmental benefit but also for our contributions to society. It takes will and commitment from management levels to the lowest, “
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin was recognized yesterday for its efforts in sustainability and corporate responsability .
Hacienda Guachipelin is not only a hotel, it’s also a working ranch and a home to many animals. There are 12 cows living here together with their baby cows and they provide the hotel with all the milk that is needed. They also use it the milk to produce the cheese that I am completely addicted to. The guests can enjoy both the milk and the cheese in the hotel restaurant, talk about real local produced products.
These cows have to be milked every morning and as a guest you can try this experience. Just the fact that you have to get up early in the morning and before everyone else makes this special.
I didn’t know what to expect when I went to the stable at half past five in the morning. When I got there I was met by three men with three big smiles on their faces. I was wondering what time they got up this morning because they had already finished milking a couple of the cows and they seemed so full of energy. One of the guys showed me how to milk the cow and to my surprise it was easier than I thought. On the other hand it was much harder work then I thought and I was tired after only a few minutes. I let the guys continue in a much higher speed and I thought it was nice to just watch them work.
One of the guys handed me a cup of milk with some kind of flavor in it, it almost tasted like cinnamon. Having in mind that it was made here, it was probably the best milk I’ve ever tasted and it was a good beginning of a new day at the Hacienda.