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Unforgettable nights at Hacienda Guachipelín

When the sun goes down and the night begins you can enjoy the best time with your adventure partners at the hotel’s bar. After a day full of excitement, adrenaline, and nature, the best place to relax is Hacienda Guachipelin’s Bar.

The bar is surrounded by lush vegetation gardens, a sky full of stars and a huge tree that makes you feel at a tree house. The cocktails are very popular and the best choice for a nice evening.

The magical setting is perfect for drinking some cocktails with your friends

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Relax with our friendly service and spectacular views across our ranchlands and forest to the Pacific Coast. You can order directly from the menu a la carte and taste the distinctive flavors our wood burning ovens give our meals, from our homemade bread to our pizzas and desserts.

The bar is open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

You can taste delicious snacks, ideal to accompany drinks and cocktails, typical of the Costa Rican culture. The delicious appetizers that you will be able to enjoy in the bar are made with farm to table fresh ingredients from the hotel’s farm and the vegetable garden.

The cocktails are made with fresh fruits and plants from the vegetable garden.

At our downstairs Bar, you can order savory snacks and your favorite drinks. Dance to live marimba music at night, played by our own living legend, “Don Justo”, who has been making musical magic on this national instrument of Costa Rica for more than 50 years!

You’ll probably have a lot to talk share and laugh about all the adventures you have experienced during the day. The calm atmosphere with good music is ideal to share the experiences lived in the tours of adventure and nature that the hotel offers.

The nights go by at the rhythm of marimba music and immerse in the dry forest

Just like the rest of the experience at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin and the amazing nature that surrounds Rincón de la Vieja National Park, the cheerful evenings at the bar are full of unforgettable moments. Enjoy them yourself while you stay at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Best Costa Rica Summer Cool-off – Hacienda Guachipelin Water Adventures!

costa rica summer River Tubing Adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin
Beat the heat of Costa Rica summer on a water adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Article by Shannon Farley

On days like these in the sizzling Costa Rica summer, the best way to cool off is on a water adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin.

From river tubing to waterfall rappelling and swimming in refreshing waterfall pools, Hacienda Guachipelin has plenty of fun water activities to enjoy on your Costa Rica vacation.

After your adventure, you can relax in the mineral rich, volcanic hot springs of Rio Negro, or enjoy luxury spa services at the Simbiosis Spa beside the bubbling Colorado River. The hotel’s swimming pool, filled with natural spring water, is another cool place to hang out.

Here’s a preview of the fun water adventures available at Hacienda Guachipelin, a favorite hotel in Guanacaste at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. It’s time to enjoy Costa Rica summer!

River Tubing

You’ll enjoy non-stop excitement riding the watery rollercoaster of the Rio Negro (Black River) on the river tubing adventure. In your individual inner tube raft, you’ll splash down 5 km (3 miles) of small rapids and quiet pools in this crystal-clear river.

Special river tube rafts are designed with handles and protective bottoms, and you will wear rafting helmets and lifejackets. Guides ensure your safety along the trip. The Rio Negro Tubing Adventure is included in Hacienda Guachipelin’s One Day Adventure Pass.

costa rica summer river tubing
Get wet, cool off and have a lot of fun on the Rio Negro Tubing Adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Waterfall Canyoning

Rappelling down a gushing waterfall is a great way to cool off on a hot day. The Waterfall Canyoning tour at Hacienda Guachipelin involves guided rappels and rock climbing and a “Tarzan swing” through the cascading 115-foot (35-meter) Victoria Waterfall. It’s an adrenaline rush!

Experienced guides assist you with professional equipment and safety gear.

waterfall canyoning hacienda guachipelin
Rappelling down a tropical waterfall is a thrilling way to cool off in Costa Rica summer.

Swim in Waterfall Pools

There’s nothing quite so emblematic of visiting the tropics – and, for sure, Costa Rica – as swimming in a beautiful jade green or turquoise-colored pool at the base of a waterfall amid lush tropical plants.

Hacienda Guachipelin offers hiking and horseback riding tours to four tropical waterfalls located on the hotel’s ranch or nearby at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park: the Oropendula WaterfallChorreras WaterfallsVictoria Waterfall and the Cangreja Waterfall.

Waterfall at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
At Hacienda Guachipelin, you can swim at four different waterfalls.

Hot Springs

Soaking in the hot springs at Hacienda Guachipelin is one of the most popular things to do by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Beautiful and relaxing in a natural setting, the volcanic hot springs at Rio Negro flow through 10 man-made pools surrounded by thick tropical forest. A visit to the Rio Negro Hot Springs is included in both the One Day Adventure Pass and the One Day Nature Pass combo tours.

At the Simbiosis Spa by the Colorado River, there are three outdoor soaking pools of thermo-mineral water flowing straight from volcanic springs.

Hot springs at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica
After a day of water adventures at Hacienda Guachipelin, it’s time to relax in the hot springs.

Guachipelín fresh handmade pizza

Eating pizza will always make you spend happy and fun moments with those you love and even more when it is a handcrafted pizza. Its unique flavor and texture will fascinate you and make you feel at home. In Hacienda Guachipelín you will taste the best handmade pizza during your vacations in Costa Rica.

If you’re a pizza lover you can’t miss the incredible taste of Hacienda Guachipelín’s handmade pizzas.

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The handmade pizza has a crunchier texture and has no preservatives or saturated fats. It is kneaded by hand and made in a stone oven and all the ingredients are totally natural. In Hacienda Guachipelín you will taste the delicious pizza made by Chef Gerardo.

The bread is all made by chef to get that unique crunchier texture.


As you all know, the restaurant’s menu is known for its farm to table freshness. To prepare the pizzas Chef Gerardo uses the vegetables and species that grow in our organic garden, and the cheese comes right from our farm.

You can get to try the Supreme, Hawaiian, Pepperoni, Ham, and Cheese or ask the chef to use your favorite ingredients.  

Every ingredient is fresh from the farm and tomatoes right from the organic garden.


According to Chef Gerardo, every guest and visitor at Guachipelín that tries the handmade pizza has a positive review. They stay to see the spectacle of every phase of the preparation from the start when he goes to get the vegetables and ingredients in the farm until the bread preparation and the baking.

Pizzas are cooked in a traditional stone oven to get the perfect cooking point.


The final step for the perfect pizza is baking. A stone oven will give the pizza a unique bread texture and will get the vegetables on point. Your pizza is ready, waiting for you to try it at Hacienda Guachipelín.


The perfect end for an adventurous day in Rincón de la Vieja is the delicious and fresh flavor of a handmade pizza. The unique flavors will make never forget Hacienda Guachipelín for its unique handmade pizzas.