Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel, located at the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and National Park, offers one of the best adventure spots when visiting Guanacaste. Here's our Google Map.
How to get to Hacienda Guachipelín by driving
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín is located just 10 minutes before the entrance of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Las Pailas Sector, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
If you are coming in your own car or rental car from San José or elsewhere in Costa Rica, drive to Liberia on the Pan-American Highway. From the main intersection on the Highway in Liberia (you'll notice three gas stations and Burger King / McDonald’s), drive 3 miles (5 km) north toward the Nicaraguan border. Turn right at the entrance to Curubande / Rincón de la Vieja National Park – Las Pailas sector. It is 8.6 miles (14 km) to the village of Curubande, and another 1 mile (1.7 km) to the gate at Hacienda Guachipelín.
From the Liberia Airport: From the Liberia, Costa Rica International Airport, drive 20 miles (32 km) east to reach the Liberia main intersection on the Pan-American Highway. There, turn left to the north and follow the instructions above.
At the Hacienda Guachipelín gate, non-hotel guests must pay a fee of ₡700 colones per person for the use of the private road. This money goes directly to maintenance of the road and the parking area at the Las Pailas sector of the National Park. Both the road and parking area are maintained by Hacienda Guachipelín. From the gate, continue to the hotel; the Reception area is the second entrance on the left, past the restaurant. The Adventure Center is the first entrance on the left.
How to get to Hacienda Guachipelín by scheduled transportation or public bus
Several private companies provide transportation to hotels and tourist destinations around Costa Rica. These companies offer safe and reasonably priced transportation throughout the country. We can make all of the necessary arrangements for you. Remember, non-hotel guests still have to pay the ₡700 colones per person fee for use of the private road.
Or, from San José you can take the Pulmitan bus line to Liberia. The Pulmitan bus line telephone number is 506-222-1650; the bus station is located on Calle 14 between Avenida 1 and Avenida 3. Buses leave roughly every hour for Liberia between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The trip takes about 4 hours. Our hotel minivan will pick you up in Liberia and take you to Hacienda Guachipelín. Please contact us in advance to arrange and coordinate your pickup.
If you are coming from any of the Guanacaste beaches, Monteverde or Arenal, and wish to use public transportation, we recommend you consult your local hotel to figure out the best way to get to Liberia. We also recommend that you contact us in advance to arrange and coordinate a pickup in Liberia by our hotel minivan. Once at Hacienda Guachipelín, we can help you with your onward travel arrangements.
How to get to Hacienda Guachipelín by local flight
Flying versus driving in Costa Rica saves time. The driving distance is 220 kilometers from San José; the driving time is 4 hours and the flying time to Liberia International Airport (LIR) is 45 minutes. There are 2 local airlines with scheduled flights: Nature Air and Sansa.
How to get to Hacienda Guachipelín by international flight
There are many direct airline flights from the USA and Canada to the Liberia, Costa Rica International Airport (LIR). Airlines like United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways, JetBlue Airways and LACSA/TACA fly directly on a regular basis to this airport. This makes it more convenient for travelers, since one of the most visited areas of the country is Guanacaste. COPA Airlines recently opened a flight that connects Liberia from Panama, making it very convenient to fly from the West Coast of the USA, South America and Europe.