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Visit the Butterfly Garden at Hacienda Guachipelin

Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, they’re exotic beautiful wings and colors make a perfect match with nature. There are more than 1,200 different types of butterflies fluttering in Costa Rica.  In Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin there are some really fascinating species.

To spot these fragile creatures and explore the amazing variety of Colors you can visit the Butterfly Garden at Hacienda Guachipelin. You can see exotic wildlife and insects during the Nature Tour in the Butterfly Garden in Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín.

Around 18% of the world’s butterfly species can be found in Costa Rica

Article by Ana Laura González

Located in a beautiful place surrounded by forest, only 150 meters from the hotel, the Butterfly Garden presents three of the largest families of butterflies in Costa Rica. In the majestic Rincó de la Vieja scenery, butterflies fly through the forest.

One of the most famous butterflies you can find in the Butterfly Garden is the Blue Morpho. Considered one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world, the Blue Morpho is also the biggest and most famous butterfly in Costa Rica. The Morpho Butterfly is so important in Costa Rica that you can find it in the ₡50.000 bill.

It seems to have eyespots to protect them from predators like birds and insects.

Its bright blue coloring is unique. When the blue morpho flaps its wings upon flying the bright blue back makes them look like they are appearing and disappearing into the air.

Unique colors and texture of nature, the wings of a Morpho Butterfly.

During your visit, you’ll get to see other amazing species like the Hecale Longwing, Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale zuleika), Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus), Ruby-spotted Swallowtail and many other.

Glass Wing Butterfly in Hacienda Guachipelín.

Known for its transparent wings, this is another beautiful species you can find at the Butterfly Farm. They are called espejitos in Spanish.

On the tour, you will walk along a path to the Mirador de la Hacienda, from where you can see the Rincon de la Vieja and Santa María volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean coast. When you take our fascinating Archaeological Tour in Hacienda Guachipelín, the visit to the Butterfly Garden, Serpentarium and Frogs Exhibition is included in the tour.

You can also choose the Nature One Day Pass, which includes the Tour to the Butterfly Garden, Serpentarium and Frog, lunch at the Hacienda Guachipelín Restaurant, and a visit to the Río Negro Hot Springs.

Your guide will explain details about each animal.

In this amazing tour, you can also explore the Serpentarium and Ranario.  You will even have the opportunity to take a picture with a boa! All tours are organized in the Adventure Center at Hacienda Guachipelin, open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for guests and visitors for the day.

Costa Rica vacations with friends

Look to Hacienda Guachipelin for Costa Rica vacations with friends. The eco-hotel offers adventures, stunning nature and a comfortable place to stay by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

vacations with friends in costa rica
Vacations with friends are an adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin, where you can enjoy zip lining and dozens of other fun tours.

Article by Shannon Farley

Costa Rica is a popular place for vacations with friends, especially for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Beautiful scenery, thrilling adventures, exotic wildlife, affordable prices, and easy access with direct flights make Costa Rica a top vacation destination. Also, the people in Costa Rica are very friendly, so you can go home having made new friends for another visit.

Here are a few ideas for Costa Rica vacations with friends.


Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste is a fun destination in Costa Rica, full of exciting adventures and beautiful scenery.

The Guanacaste Province in northwest Costa Rica is a preferred vacation destination for its famous Pacific Coast beaches, surfing, beach towns, national parks and volcanoes like the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

It is nearly always sunny, and the climate is dry and hot, creating its unique dry tropical forest. Wide rolling plains, low coastal foothills, and the towering Guanacaste Mountain Range create microclimates rich with biodiversity.

The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR) is perfectly positioned for getting to Guanacaste.


Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, is a great place for a vacation with friends.

A little northeast of Liberia, the award-winning eco-hotel Hacienda Guachipelin gives you the best access to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and unforgettable memories with more than 20 Costa Rica adventure tours and nature tours offered.

Hacienda Guachipelin sits on a 3,400-acre ranch in the dry tropical forest at the foot of the volcano. The hotel is known for its comfortable accommodations, their own farm-to-table restaurant, natural luxury spa, hot springs, and their unique tours.

Staying with friends is easy as most rooms have two beds, and you can also rent out blocks of rooms together.

To go to the beach, there are many choices available. Get more ideas with these vacation package suggestions.


Horseback riding in Guanacaste
Horseback riding is one of the many fun activities you can do with friends on vacation.

At Hacienda Guachipelin, you and your friends can go zip lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, waterfall rappelling, river tubing, bird watching, and wildlife viewing. You can swim in tropical waterfall pools and luxuriate in natural hot springs. A guided hike in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is not to be missed. Enjoy downtime together at the Hacienda’s Simbiosis Spa in a beautiful outdoor setting.


Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, the landscape gets lush and green during the rainy season … plus you get rainbows!

From now until the end of May is the dry season, when your travel plans won’t be interrupted by rain showers. When the rainy season begins, the landscape turns lush and green and it is still sunny most of the day. September through November is the rainiest time of year in Guanacaste.