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Celebrate Your Love Story at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Sitting among Guanacaste’s sweeping savannahs and volcano-dotted mountains, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin offers a spectacular natural backdrop for destination weddings and romantic celebrations in Costa Rica. This historic hacienda-turned-resort provides the perfect setting for crafting magical memories. Conveniently located just 35 minutes from Guanacaste International Airport, the dedicated events team attends every detail, whether you envision a romantic boho-chic wedding or an elegant black-tie affair.

When organizing your wedding, proposal, or anniversary, selecting the venue stands as one of the initial and pivotal decisions. Your exceptional day warrants an extraordinary and distinctive location, one poised to offer the perfect ambiance and an all-encompassing, service-oriented experience. Hacienda Guachipelin proudly presents itself as an authentic and charming Ranch Hotel tailored for discerning travelers seeking high-quality experiences and as an exceptional milestone event venue.

Situated within the captivating Guanacaste Region, this renowned traditional cattle Hacienda sits adjacent to the National Park and the active Volcano Rincon de la Vieja. Thanks to the volcanic activity, it offers natural thermal mineral hot springs and therapeutic volcanic muds known for their healing properties. Officially designated as a 4-star mountain resort, it comprises 79 units, primarily consisting of legacy suites and superior rooms, nestled within our sprawling 3,460-acre Nature Reserve and farm.


Romantic suites for your honeymoon

Intimate Elopements and Weddings with Rustic Charm

For intimate elopements, exchange vows on a secluded lookout with stunning Rincón de la Vieja Volcano vistas. Our event coordinators can organize all the details including for your ceremony, providing a personalized touch. Thanks to the charming range of event spaces, wedding parties can be small and intimate in the tropical gardens or large and full-sized in large clearings within the tropical dry forest.  

What all weddings and receptions do have is the stunning natural setting of Hacienda Guachipelin´s gardens, forest, waterfalls, and farmland complemented by the big, blue Guanacaste skies. They also have the world-class services of Guachipelin to guarantee a seamless and memorable wedding. 


What a backdrop for a special celebration

 Engagement Photos in Picturesque Natural Surroundings

Surprise your partner with a proposal during a couples massage at the spa or on a private sunset horseback ride. Then capture engagement photos against backdrops like the iconic Guanacaste hacienda architecture, cascading waterfalls, or lush green pastures dotted with cattle. The vibrant gardens abloom with tropical flowers make an idyllic scene for bridal portraits. Guachipelin’s variety of landscapes guarantees photo memories you’ll cherish forever.


Enjoy the Guachipelin dining experience.

Anniversary Getaways Reigniting the Romance

Return to Guachipelin year after year to celebrate your anniversary by reliving fond honeymoon memories. Couples can rediscover the magic of their early days together with a stay in the flawless El Cenizaro or El Cedro Suites featuring a private, spacious terrace with views of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and tropical gardens. Enjoy romantic dinners for two on the hacienda’s open-air restaurant terraces. Schedule pampering sessions like couple’s massages and volcanic mud baths. Moments alone together in this oasis of intimacy reconnect you with the sparks that flew on your very first visit.


A couples massage!

Adventure and Relaxation for Wedding Guests

Give your guests a getaway they’ll never forget when you block rooms for wedding travel parties. While you’re busy with preparations, invite loved ones to explore Costa Rica’s natural wonders. Your group can fill days with adrenaline-pumping activities like river rafting, zip lining past waterfalls, horseback riding to secluded hot springs, and hiking active volcanoes. Friends and family will bond while going on off-road ATV rides through the remnant rainforest.

After exciting explorations, everyone will appreciate retreating to Hacienda Guachipelin’s comfortable accommodations and pool. Guests can unwind with a spa treatment or savor fine local cuisine and cocktails at the restaurants. The resort’s concierge service helps coordinate custom itineraries and airport transfers, ensuring effortless travel arrangements.


Natural beauty wherever you are

 Destination Weddings that Honor Local Culture

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is dedicated to sustainable tourism practices that preserve Guanacaste’s natural habitats and cultural heritage. Their green wedding options include implementing recycling, avoiding single-use plastics, and offsetting the carbon footprint. Brides and grooms can honor Costa Rican traditions by incorporating local flowers, foods, and decor elements. This enhances the meaningful sense of place.

Our onsite wedding coordinators fluently handle all languages and customs and they can arrange all the details, from the makeup to the flowers.  If preferred, Hacienda Guachipelin works shoulder-to-shoulder with your own event coordinator too. Our inspiration is to ensure an unforgettable event. Tying the knot abroad can be challenging, but their expertise eases the process.


Where do we begin. Adventure in nature at Hacienda Guachipelin

A One-of-a-Kind Venue for Romance

Allow your love story to unfold amidst Guachipelin’s cradle of mountains,  tropical forests, and volcanoes. From elopements to grand gatherings, and intimate moments to epic adventures, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin sets the scene for a lifetime of memories with your cherished partner. Their magnificent location and exemplary service ensure your special celebration exceeds every expectation.  When is your special day? Let´s start planning it!