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.
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?
Mítico Trío La Anexión celebra al
sabanero con concierto en la Casona Santa Rosa
El mítico Trío La Anexión, integrado por los hermanos Fidel y Jaime Gamboa, y el compositor guanacasteco, Max Goldenberg, se unirán a la celebración del Día del Sabanero este domingo 14 de noviembre en los Corrales de Piedra en la Casona Santa Rosa Guanacaste, en un concierto gratuito que arranca a las 2 de la tarde.
Carlos “Tapao” Vargas se integrará al trío, para festejar a todas aquellas personas que en las haciendas ganaderas de Guanacaste forjaron con mucho esfuerzo un legado cultural que hace reconocible muchas de sus raíces. El 10 de noviembre es el día oficial, pero el Día del Sabanero se celebra cada segundo domingo de noviembre.
Además del concierto, desde las 8 de la mañana y hasta las 4 de la tarde de este domingo habrá baile, música de miramba y cimarrona, concursos de pica leña, preparación de tortilla y venta de comidas tradicionales.
Una parodia del humor, la alegría y el folclore de la provincia, el repertorio de Max cuenta con la complicidad de sus sobrinos, Jaime y Fidel. “La Canción de Adán” y temas como “La cumbia de la llorona”, “La contradanza de los liberianos sin cabeza” —piezas inspiradas en el libro de cuentos “La Orquesta Imposible”, escrito por el bajista de la agrupación nacional Malpais, Jaime Gamboa- harán bailar, llorar y reír. El concierto se realiza gracias al apoyo de Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín y es parte del esfuerza que esta hacienda está realizando desde hace años para preservar y renovar las tradiciones de la zona.
El Día Nacional del Sabanero fue establecido por Ley desde el 2003 “como un reconocimiento al personaje que modeló el ser guanacasteco”, pero desde hace 18 años ya era fecha de celebración gracias a la iniciativa de su padrino, el Programa de Ecoturismo del Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG).
Actualmente la festividad cuenta también con el respaldo del Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud (MCJ) y del Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP). La actividad es organizada por el Museo Histórico Casona de Santa Rosa y el Programa de Ecoturismo de la ACG.
Para más información puede comunicarse con Sergio Pacheco, al 88162283 o al correo firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainability, as a model of development, seeks to meet the current demands of society without compromising the rights of future generations to meet theirs. The development of the country cannot be based on the unbalanced exploitation of resources to meet the demands of society. This is why the Costa Rica government created the CST, the certification for sustainable tourism. The CST strengthens the image of the country as an authentic environmental destination, considerably raising the competitiveness of the national tourist product.
A business like Hacineda Guachipelin will see improved efficiency within its operations through efficient handling of resources. As and end result there will be significant savings, a reduction in sources of pollution , and waste reduction.
Recently Hacienda Guachipelin was reevaluated by the Costarrican Ministry of Tourism and the certification was upgraded from 1 leaf to 2 leafs. This is proof of the effort that the staff of Hacienda Guachipelin is working with sustainable practices. This is Guachipelin’s compromise with todays and future generations.
Hacienda Guachipelin is located on the foot of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. This national park has an area of 14,083 hectares and is divided into two sectors: Las Pailas and Santa María. The park contains nine volcanic cones and one lake, La Jilgueros. Pailas Sector: Trail (7.5 km) to the Von Seebach (1,898 meters above sea level) and Rincon de la Vieja (1,806 meters above sea level) craters; trail to las pailas (2.77 km); trail to La Cangreja (5.1 km) and Escondidas (4.3 km) waterfalls; trail to the Río Blanco pool (600 m); trail to fumaroles and mud volcanoes. For reservations contact our reservations office at email@example.com , from US or Canada Call Toll Free 1-888-730-3840 . There are great season packages for the month of September and October of 2010. For hotels with certification for sustainability check this link.
Not to be confused with Playa Hermosa in the province of Puntarenas, Playa Hermosa, or Hermosa Beach, in the province of Guanacaste offers a much calmer and relaxing environment. The Playa Hermosa beach is lined with beautiful tropical trees while unfolding before the warm North Pacific Ocean.
Located at just a 20 minute drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa is a laid back tranquil beach town adorned with up-scale family beach homes and a few development projects along the northern sector.
The town of Playa Hermosa offers its visitors a nice variety of restaurants, shopping and night life. Other tourist activities include deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling and sailing. Costa Rica hotels in the Playa Hermosa region are mostly within the mid-range budget or exclusive luxury hotels. However, a few low-budget hotels and rooms are available.
Playa Hermosa is also well known for its exquisite marine life. The region’s marine biodiversity can be easily enjoyed by snorkeling or diving. Booking a diving tour in Guanacaste is fairly easy and available in almost every town, including Playa Hermosa.
Other activities that can be easily enjoyed from Playa Hermosa is the visit to local National Parks. At just a short drive, visitors may head out to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park to experience volcanic activities such as boiling mud pots, vapor vents, hot spring waters and more.
The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, located near the park’s entrance, offers a variety of adventure tours that includes hiking, horseback riding, canyon tours, zip-lining and tubing among others.
Other must see parks near Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste include the Santa Rosa National Park and the Palo Verde Park.
For Reservation in Hacienda Guachipelin, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free from USA or Canada to 1-888-730-3840
The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, located near the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, will be receiving local and international mountain bike competitors on Sunday June 7th.
The National Costa Rican Mountain Bike Marathon will cover an area of 72 kilometers that will range from white volcanic dirt roads to rivers and mountain trails. The competition is open to all elite and experienced bikers as it will require endurance and the mastering of mountain biking techniques on behalf of the competitor. The 72 kilometer distance will cover heights from 150 meters above sea level to the highest peak of El Chorro at 669 meters above sea level.
This Hotel in Guanacaste has released its special Mountain Bike Marathon rate for all competitors, friends and family that will head out to Guanacaste for the event. For as low as USD $40.00 per person, guests at the Hacienda will receive lodging in a double occupancy room, breakfast, buffet dinner and a pass to the relaxing thermal waters.
In addition to the special lodging rate, the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin has offered unbeatable discounts for their exhilarating tours. The most popular adventure tour at the Hacienda is the Tubing Tour in which visitors zip down white waters on an inflated tire tube. Zip lining through the canopy of the Guanacaste dry tropical forest as well as horseback riding to spectacular lookout points are just a few of the many adventures available at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.
Special rates for the adventure tours during the Mountain Bike Marathon are:
• Tubing Tour: USD$25 per person
• Canopy Tour: USD$20 per person
• Horseback Riding Tour: USD$15 per person
“We cannot think of a better place for the National Mountain Bike Marathon to take place. The scenery and terrain surrounding the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin makes one of the most exciting, demanding and beautiful natural competition courses one can imagine.” “By hosting this high adrenaline competition, we are certain that our property and adventure tours will provide the perfect compliment for everyone,” said Jose Tomas Batalla, owner of the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.
The route map for GPS and Google Earth maps are available for download at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin’s Facebook profile.
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste, is a proud member of the Guanacaste Chamber of Tourism, the Costa Rican Chamber of Tourism, and the Costa Rican Hotel Chamber. The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin bears the Code of Conduct Stamp.
This event is planed by Henry Perez from BikeCR.com
For reservations please send an email to info+guachipelin.com