Dining at Hacienda Guachipelin is a delicious experience!
Hacienda Guachipelín believes that dining is an integral part of the experience. Whether it is a day of adventure on the volcano slope or forest bathing in the lush forest that surrounds the property, a delicious meal makes the day just that much better. With this in mind, Hacienda Guachipelín has not 1, not 2 but 3 dining experiences that bring out the best of international and Costa Rican dishes to satisfy all taste buds and preferences. Dining at Hacienda Guachipelín is a delicious experience!
Nestled into the slopes of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano overlooking the vastness of the Guanacaste sweeping lowlands that extend to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Guachipelín offers a unique adventure from above. Immerse yourself into the lush green forest that embraces this energetic volcano, and let adventure and comfort in nature overtake you!
Hacienda Guachipelín has three dining experiences to be enjoyed by guests and visitors. La Hacienda Restaurant, Nekajui Garden, and the Canopy Bar offer extensive meal and drink menus that satisfy all preferences and likes. So whether you are looking for a perfectly cooked cut of beef, a fresh, green salad, an oven-baked pizza, or a keto-vegan hamburger, there will be a creative and flavorful dish on either or all of the menus.
Hacienda Guachipelin sits on a 3460-hectare reserve that, among other sustainable practices, conserves and protects what little dry, tropical forest is left on the earth. Numerous activities, some more thrilling than others, can be enjoyed on the property; it also has a hobby farm that provides many fresh ingredients used to create the delicious dishes you find in the restaurants.
This means your meals are filled with sustainably grown and farmed produce from Hacienda Guachipelin or local providers that share those same practices. So, not only is the food served with Costa Rican-inspired flavors from our team of creative chefs, it is filled with freshness and goodness!
La Hacienda Restaurant is full of culinary possibilities!
La Hacienda Restaurant
La Hacienda Restaurant is spacious and overlooks the dry, tropical forest and down onto the Pacific Ocean. Its open-air concept invites the sights and sounds of nature to your dining experience. The menu has been designed not only to be varied but is also a tribute to traditional Costa Rica gastronomy and cooking traditions. It is also the perfect dining sport after a day of adventure that has worked up an appetite!
La Hacienda is the gastronomical hub for guests at the hotel and thrill-seekers visiting the Guachipelín adventure center. The generous buffet and a la carte menu cater to all diners offering an enormous variety of dishes. The flavors of Costa Rican cuisine shine through with every bite. It also caters to dietary restrictions, so enjoy your meal!
Our recommendation: Starter: Tropical Salad, Main Dish: Grilled Churrasco, Dessert: Coconut Pannacotta
Nekajui comes from the Chorotega dialect and means garden. The Chorotega first peoples settled and ruled the Nicoya Peninsula for centuries and had a symbiotic relationship with nature. So, in their honor, this unique corner with four firepits, an old clay oven, and an open-air concept has been called Nekajui Garden.
This eatery in the Hacienda´s original garden filled with tropical monsteras and shady trees is the perfect place to relax, sip on a refreshing and colorful cocktail, and nibble on a signature pizza or fresh fish ceviche. This is where stories of the day´s adventures of the thrills of the zipline or the tube ride down the river are shared around the firepit.
Our recommendation: Starter: Heart of Palm and Pejibaye ceviche. Main Dish: Costa Rican chorizo and artichoke pizza. Dessert: Brownie with vanilla ice cream.
Cocktail: Rosemary, Basil, and Berries Gin and Tonic
The Canopy Bar is the perfect place to wind down after a day of adventure on the volcano. This cozy, welcoming space invites you to enjoy a delicious cocktail, wine, or beverage with your favorite hamburger, pizza, sandwich, or Costa Rican-inspired appetizers.
This laid-back, open-air bar sits overlooking the forest, so while sipping on a refreshing drink, snacking on some fantastic food, and listening to live music, you can absorb the sights and sounds of the forest and the uninterrupted views of the property and the Pacific Ocean in beyond. What a perfect place to finish off a day of adventure in nature and welcome the evening.
Our recommendations: Appetizer: Patalupa (a cross between fried plantain and a chalupa!), Main Dish: Vegan Burger. Cocktail: Passionfruit Mojito.
When sharing stories about your time at Hacienda Guachipelín, the mission is that you talk about the delicious meals you enjoyed while visiting too. Just as you will talk about the beautiful, designed rooms with hand-crafted furniture, the excitement of ziplining through the dry tropical forest, and the incredible massage at the Simbiosis Spa, the dining experience is equally important. With three different dining spaces to enjoy offering farm-to-table delights, fresh ingredients and a creative team of chefs and cooks, dining at Hacienda Guachipelín will be a delicious experience!