Guanacaste, is Costa Rica‘s northern province, famous for the sun, the nice beaches, the volcanoes, the adventure tours and the good diving. The starting point for good diving is Playas del Coco or Coco Beach. Coco Beach is a small fisherman’s town that eventually was turned into a tourist destination in itself. Lots of activities happen around Coco, and diving is one of them. But, how is diving in Guanacaste?
In Guanacaste, you would regularly see Southern Stingrays, Spotted Eagle Rays, a variety of eels, White-tip Reef Sharks, tons of Puffer and Porcupine Fish, Octopus, turtles, Seahorses, lobsters, Nudibranchs and numerous schools of many different varieties of fish. At the more advanced sites like the Catalina Islands, and the Bat Islands, you would commonly see many larger animals such as Giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, and Bull Sharks. On the surface you would often get the pleasant surprise visit of dolphin pods, hump back whales and pilot whales!
There are various kinds of small coral formations, which include both soft and hard sponges, as well as an unparalleled array of marine plants. They grow on the amazing volcanic rock formations that make up the remarkable bottom topography here.
One of the local sites that you would often be taken to, Tortuga, has a cute 30 ft. fishing vessel called “Rusty II” at about 70 ft. There are many stories explaining why it sunk, but Rich coast’s is definitely the best!
All the dives at the Catalina and Bat Islands are drift dives…. You would also drift from Play Penn to Punta Argentina if the current allows you. This is a local dive. The average range of visibility is 15 to 60 feet (5 to 18 meters) depending on the amount of plankton the tides bring in for the big fish.
The night diving here is incredible! All the marine life that is napping during the day, such as the 6 ft. moray eels and octopus roam the waters creating a spectacular show!
Hacienda Guachipelin has partnered with Rich Coast Diving to offer Guachipelin’s guests an unforgetable diving experience in Guanacaste. Rich coast operates since early 1993 in Playas del Coco. Rich Coast is a PADI 5 Star IDC facility in Costa Rica offering a full range of PADI scuba diving courses, beginning from entry level courses through to PADI Professional Dive Courses, and of course, fun dive tours and snorkel trips, catering to divers who appreciate personal attention, diving in small groups on the most comfortable boats. The owners, Brenda van Gestel, PADI Master Instructor, and Martin van Gestel in-house Course Director, are great hosts and fun to be around, yet serious and very professional with their job. A two tank dive is $80 and $20 for equipment.
Hacienda Guachipelin can arrange diving or snorkeling trips with Rich Coast Diving any time. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, Adventures in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, in Hacienda Guachipelin and Diving at Playas del Coco, with Rich Coast Diving, Land and Sea.
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.
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The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste has recently been mentioned in the Condé Nast online magazine Concierge.com
Located in the beautiful North Pacific region in Costa Rica, the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelinoffers its guests adventure and relaxation in the lands near the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.
The vast amount of activities as well as the staff’s friendly service has impressed thousands of visitors who have stayed at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. At Concierge.com, the exciting adventures of the Hacienda Guachipelin have earned it an “Editor’s Pick” with this exclusive organization.
Costa Rica’s diversity in terrain, climate and micro-cultures has made it a preferred vacation destination for millions of tourists world wide. Guanacaste has for long been the top destination within the country due to its incredible variety of mountains, volcanoes, plains and of course spectacular beaches.
The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin offers travelers a different perspective of the region through its portrayal of local tradition and culture. The Hacienda Guachipelin follows in the century old tradition of the sabaneros or Costa Rican cowboys. The Hacienda encourages its guests to get up at the crack of dawn to experience the morning hustle as staff members groom and feed around 50 horses at the stable.
The tours offered at the Hacienda Guachipelin are adventure-oriented due the surrounding area. Located at the base of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, guests are encouraged to take hikes or horse back rides to explore the magnificent landscape. From waterfalls to boiling mud pots and vapor vents, the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Volcano will provide for a day’s adventure.
Other tours available at the Hacienda Guachipelin include zip lining over the tree canopy and canyons, rappelling, mountain biking and tubing down the Negro River. After a couple of days of adrenaline-packed adventure at the Hacienda, a trip to the nearby natural thermal hot springs. The natural pool is filled with volcanic heated water that will sooth your aching muscles and help you feel as good as new for more adventure.
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, the Costa Rican Hotel Chamber and bears the Code of Conduct Stamp.
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“We arrived and got great service from staff and the owner, they treated us like family. Did the all day adventure package, definitely worth the $$! Kids ages 9 and 11 were entertained and thrilled the whole time! Great location, beautiful scenery, great food, clean comfortable rooms, charming hotel. Lots to do. Swimming, hiking, volcano, adventure tours, including zip lines, tubing, waterfalls, horseback riding. They even have a hotsprings and volcanic mud spa! Can’t wait to go back! Would recommend to everyone. ”
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