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Hacienda Guachipelin Rincon de la Vieja
About Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel

Adventure beckons at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín, positioned at the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We are an eco-tourism hotel and an actual working horse and cattle ranch, celebrating the Guanacaste region’s cowboy heritage in the heart of the savanna.

The Adventure Park in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Natural hot springs, jungle forests, pristine waterfalls, and bubbling volcanic mud pools are just some of the many attractions you can enjoy during a stay with us. Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel is the ideal place where to stay in Rincon de la Vieja for an active vacation. Adventurers will thrill to swinging like Tarzan on the many cables and rappel ropes of the Canyon Canopy Tour, or bouncing down the rapids of Rio Negro on a Tubing Adventure. Ride Costa Rican ranch horses to natural volcanic thermal springs or spectacular waterfall pools. Transform yourself on our “cowboy for a day” tour. Have fun bird watching, hiking trails, and hiking to the active craters of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano.

Since 1985, Hacienda Guachipelín has been hosting visitors from all over the world, while they enjoy the natural beauty of our ranch and the bordering Rincón de la Vieja National Park.
Rincon del Vieja Volcano National Park, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Rincón de la Vieja National Park surrounds two impressive volcanoes – the active Rincón de la Vieja and the dormant Santa María. Located 15.5 miles (25 km) northeast of Liberia in Guanacaste, Rincón de la Vieja is the largest volcano in the country’s northwest, and features a 15-kilometer-wide (9 miles) caldera. The park’s 24,800 acres are split into two sections, Las Pailas and Santa María. Las Pailas (“The Cauldrons”) includes the active volcano whose name means “Corner of the Old Woman”, along with fumaroles, mud pots, steam vents, and a number of waterfalls.
How to get here:

From Liberia: From the main intersection on the Pan-American Highway in Liberia (you'll notice three gas stations and Burger King), 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) on a dirt road to the village of Curubande, and another 1 mile (1.7 km) to the gate at Hacienda Guachipelín. (See map)

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, you 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 first fork in the road and take a right, following the signs to Hacienda Guachipelín. (See Map)
What to do in Rincon de la Vieja
One day tours in Guanacaste at the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

- Hiking trails at Hacienda Guachipelín, and in the Rincón de la Vieja National Park
- Our one-of-a-kind Canyon Canopy Tour
- Rio Negro Tubing Adventure (individual inner tube rafting)
- Waterfalls Canyoning Tour
- Original horseback riding tours to hot springs or waterfalls
- Hot springs & Volcanic mud pools; massages at our Symbiosis Spa
- Be a “Cowboy for a Day”
- Bird watching • Serpentarium, Butterfly and Frog Gardens
- Visit the farm

Choose the One Day Adventure Pass to combine different activities for the ultimate adventure! Or immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s flora and fauna with several activities on the One Day Nature Pass. All of our original one-of-a-kind activities are organized by our in-house “Adventure Center” at the hotel.
Weather in Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Weather Forecast | Weather Maps
The average temperature is about 78ºF / 26ºC. The dry season lasts from December to April with hot and sunny days and magnificent sunsets. From May to November is the rainy season, which is dominated by sunny mornings and rainy afternoons; it also is the time for verdant green and blossom-covered mountain slopes and plains.

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Rooms

We offer comfortable ranch-style rooms, well-appointed with traditional wood furniture. All rooms have views of the volcano and the Hacienda. Wide and inviting verandas out front welcome you to relax and meet fellow travelers. Our hotel has 54 rooms: 30 Standard, 22 Superior Rooms and two Suites. A sumptuous breakfast buffet is complimentary for all hotel guests.
Standard Rooms

Standard Rooms at Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Standard Rooms are located near the Reception area, the Swimming Pool and Bar, and the Cattle Corrals. All rooms have either two double beds, or one double and one single bed. It is possible to include an extra single bed upon request. Standard rooms offer private bathrooms with hot water heated by solar panels, a security box, and both air conditioning and a ceiling fan.

Standard Room Rates valid until Dec 15th, 2014. Taxes Included.

Single Room: USD$81.41.00
Double Room: USD$99.20
Triple Room: USD$128.16
Quadruple Room: USD$147.52

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Superior Rooms

Superior Room at Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Superior Rooms are larger and more spacious than Standard Rooms, and are located in the hotel’s newer buildings with better views of the area. All rooms have either two double beds, or one double and one single bed. It is possible to include an extra single bed upon request. Superior rooms offer private bathrooms with hot water heated by solar panels, a security box, air conditioning, ceiling fan and cable TV.

Superior Room Rates valid until Dec 15th, 2014. Taxes Included.

Single Room: USD$93.54
Double Room: USD$110.20
Triple Room: USD$139.68
Quadruple Room: USD$160.73

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Suites

Our two Suites, El Cenízaro and El Cedro, are named after two of the trees that abound in the forest around Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín. The suites are very comfortable, have fine furnishings and details, plus a large terrace where you can enjoy an incredible view of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Other features include a king-size bed, private bathroom with hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, security box, hairdryer and mini bar.

Suites Rates are valid until Dec 15th, 2014. Taxes included.

- Single or Double occupancy: USD $172.80

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Tours in hotel hacienda guachipelín

Hacienda Guachipelín Tours

What is there to do in Rincón de la Vieja, Guanacaste?

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín offers you a multitude of unique and original one-day tours all in one location at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Costa Rica. We have something for everyone.

For the active traveler, we are the adventure center for Rincón de la Vieja. Our activities list is action-packed with horseback riding tours, canopy zip lines, waterfall and river canyoning, river tubing, hiking, tropical forest, waterfalls, wildlife and more!

If relaxing is what you are looking for, Hacienda Guachipelín offers you a unique opportunity to experience real natural volcanic mud pools and thermal springs – an exceptional fun time for everyone! Plus, you can enjoy a natural sauna and an array of massages at our Symbiosis Spa in the forest.

Take advantage of our One Day Adventure Pass to combine four different activities for the ultimate adventure! Or immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s flora and fauna with the One Day Nature Pass. Go at your own pace and choose what you want to do to fill your day. Buffet lunch in our restaurant is included in both passes.

Our “Adventure Center” in the hotel organizes all activities; we are open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. See our tours list and prices HERE.

Please note that the admission fee ($10/person) to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park is not included in our tour prices. The National Park is closed on Mondays.

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