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What is the best lodging at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano like?

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica.

Article by Shannon Farley

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin offers you the best lodging at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Inspired by ranching life in Guanacaste, comfortable guest rooms and suites feature authentic designs and handcrafted furniture using traditional Costa Rican woods. With lovely views of the surrounding dry tropical forest and the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, this award-winning eco-hotel is an ideal place to stay.

What are the rooms like at Hacienda Guachipelin?

Hacienda Guachipelin offers 77 comfortable ranch-style rooms and suites. Wide and inviting verandas welcome you to relax and meet fellow travelers. A grand breakfast buffet, entrance to the hotel’s natural volcanic hot springs, and free access to hiking trails and waterfalls are complimentary for all guests at Hacienda Guachipelin. There are several rooms specially equipped for disabled travelers. Keeping with Hacienda Guachipelin’s commitment to sustainable tourism, modern solar rooftop water heaters provide the hot water in bathrooms.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Safe
  • Closet
  • Private bathroom with on-demand hot water
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
Hacienda Guachipelin rooms Standard
Standard Rooms at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

Standard Rooms are located near the reception area and are geared toward the budget-conscious. Simple and comfortable, Standard Rooms have a double bed and a single bed, or two double beds.

Hacienda Guachipelin rooms Superior
Superior Rooms at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

Superior Rooms are for guests looking for a little more luxury. More spacious, these rooms ring the gardens and have beautiful views. They feature the added touches of cable TV, a coffee maker and a phone. Superior Rooms have two double beds or one double bed.

Hacienda Guachipelin Rooms Family Superior
Superior Family Rooms at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

Superior Family Rooms are large enough for 5 persons and are ideal for families. Conveniently positioned near the reception, rooms have one king bed, one double bed and one single bed. In addition to the luxury touches found in the Superior Rooms, there are also a mini-refrigerator and a hairdryer.

Legacy Suites Hacienda Guachipelin
Legacy Suites at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

Legacy Suites are the newest guest accommodations, introduced in early 2017. Located away from the stable area and other rooms, spacious Legacy Suites are very private and quiet. They have two queen beds or a king bed and feature all the luxury amenities of the Superior Family Rooms. Small patios behind the rooms are perfect for enjoying the gardens and bird watching.

Hacienda Guachipelin rooms Suites
Suites at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

Suites are the largest of the guest rooms, ideal for couples and guests seeking more comfort. Appointed with all luxury amenities, Suites have a king-size bed, a sitting area with a sofa and chairs and a table for four people, and a private terrace and garden featuring incredible views of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

Adventure Center Hacienda Guachipelin
The Adventure Center at Hacienda Guachipelin offers dozens of the best adventure and nature tours in Guanacaste.

Hacienda Guachipelin sits on a 3,400-acre ranch in the dry tropical forest at the foot of the volcano. The ranch has been in existence since 1880 and has been owned and operated by the Batalla family since 1975. Its extraordinary location next to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, natural rivers and waterfalls, and volcanic hot springs offers a rich experience of the region.

The hotel is known for its own farm-to-table restaurant, natural luxury spahot springs, and their unique tours. The hotel’s adventure park offers the largest variety of activities in Guanacaste that can be done all in one location: horseback riding, canopy zip line tour, river tubing, mountain biking, hiking in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, waterfall swimming, waterfall rappelling, hot springs, an archaeological tour, and wildlife viewing in a butterfly garden, frog habitat and Serpentarium.

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is a member of the exclusive Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica collection.

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

Article by Ana Laura González

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.