Back to Blog

Epic Thrills With Hacienda Guachipelin’s One Day Adventure Tour

Rio Negro Tubing Adventure Image 2

Feeling a bit bored by resort life in Costa Rica and want to get away for an incredible one-day adventure tour in Guanacaste that’s still close to the coast? Guanacaste is home to a number of dynamic landscapes and Hacienda Guachipelin has your ticket to explore a bunch of them in one fun-filled day! Get ready for a wild ride without adventure package that includes a canopy zip-line tour, a wild water tubing adventure, a guided horseback expedition through the jungle and a deep soak in natural thermal pools to finish.

Maximize Your Costa Rica Trip With A Day of Adventure!

canopy tour

Our newest adventure tour feature, The Edge, is a part of our Canyon Canopy Zip-Line Tour

You’re in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, visiting the many beaches and surf towns that characterize this hot and dry region. This massive province does have some of the best, most consistent surf breaks in the world. But there are also a number of inland treasures that are worth your while to behold and explore. Rich, ancestral traditions of tending-to and living-off the land. Dense tropical forests teeming with exotic wildlife. Powerful, mineral-rich waters cascading down from one of the most geologically active landscapes on the planet. And the best way to take this all in is with a one-day adventure pass at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Hacienda Guachipelin is located at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a half-hour drive east of Liberia, the capital of Guanacaste. This is the location of the second largest international airport in Costa Rica, Daniel Oduber Quiros International. We are less than a two-hour drive from all of the prime coastal and inland resort destinations in Guanacaste on a well-maintained highway system. So if you’re ready to rise to meet adventure, you can reach Hacienda Guachipelin easily before 9am, leaving you plenty of time to take on the One Day Adventure Pass in a day trip from your resort.

Fill your day with these four thrilling adrenaline challenges that are sure to bring excitement to your Costa Rica vacation:

Kick-Off With A Horseback Waterfall Tour

horseback riding tour

couple taking pic at waterfall

Begin your day with a horseback riding expedition through the tropical dry forest trails on our Hacienda grounds. This half-hour trail starts with a gentle jaunt through our dairy farm that leads into the jungle, where you pass through an oak grove and a multitude of birdlife. The horses are experts at negotiating these trails and the guides are helpful in pointing out wildlife sights and giving a history of the park. The trail ends at La Victoria waterfall, which is one of the main wonders of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. This beautiful, two-tiered waterfall descends powerfully into the Rio Negro canyon, adjacent to a beautiful clearing that lets visitors take in the full view of the falls. There is a viewing platform where you can get right up close to the falls for a photo, or head down to the natural pool for a revitalizing dip in the cool fresh water.

Jump Into Extreme Adventure On Our Tubing Tour of the Rio Negro

tubing the rio negro

The second part of the day takes you onto our adventure school bus and over to our starting plateau for our Rio Negro Tubing Tour. Grab your giant safety tube and hop into the fast-moving, wide river that has class 2-3 rapids in some parts. Your team of guides is here to set you up and get your moving at a fun pace over small waterfalls and through the easy rapids. We set up at key positions that keep you jumping and swimming at a safe and comfortable pace that is absolutely exhilarating! Enjoy a number of thrilling moments accompanied by plenty of time to relax and float gentle downstream, enjoying the wild, natural scenery.

Break For A Delicious Buffet Lunch

buffet at hacienda guachipelin

hotel buffet

hotel restaurant

Hit pause on your day of adventure with a much needed and delicious buffet-style lunch at our on-site restaurant that’s included in the price of your day. Our beautiful, al fresco dining room is steps away from the adventure center, waiting to host you in this most epic setting underneath our massive Guachipelin tree. Our traditional farm-to-table chefs create seemingly endless daily selections of fruit, salads, snacks, drinks, cakes, and hot meal options. Everything is magnificent, if we may say so ourselves because it is all made in-house and with love. Even if you’re not a dessert person, for example, we dare you to try a small bit of one of our slices and see if it doesn’t put a smile on your face.

Fire Up Your Adrenaline Again On The Canyon Canopy Zip-Line Tour

girl climbing rocks

canopy tour

zipline tour

Now that you are rested and nourished, it’s time to take on our highly-rated Canyon Canopy Zip-Line Tour. Hacienda Guachipelin has one of the best zip-line tours in Costa Rica, with nine zip-lines in total, plus a 50 ft rappel into the Rio Blanco canyon where you will Tarzan swing over to an optional 100ft rock climbing wall. Our expert guides are ready to help you soar through the jungle and over the canyons that make this volcanic region breathtakingly spectacular. Even if you are not the fittest person, our team will help you accomplish these thrilling challenges with ease and humor. Get ready to have the time of your life as you scale ladders, cross hanging bridges, and zip between canopy-high platforms, all while safely strapped in.

End The Day In A Volcanic Hot Spring Soak

rio negro hot springs

Finish this epic one-day adventure tour by relaxing inside our natural volcanic hot spring park. We have 15 pools filled with volcanically heated water, with revitalizing steam and mud bath stations. Take a dip in the hot springs and wash off the volcanic mud in the cool river below.

You can drive or take the courtesy shuttle to Hacienda Guachipelin’s hot springs, which you then reach by a short hike across a bridge. Heated volcanic mud pits are available to paint your body with mineral-rich, exfoliating clay. Since it will be the late afternoon when you arrive at this outdoor spa, it might softly rain, bringing a refreshing cool air to compliment the hot thermal pools. Ahh… now that’s the life!

Book Your Epic One-Day Adventure Tour

couple in hot springs

couple crossing bridge

zipline tour

Get the best combination of Guanacaste adventure experiences with our One Day Adventure Pass, hosted by Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja National Park. The entire tour lasts 8.5 hours and our helpful guides will be there to care for you the whole way. So grab your camera, long pants, a swimsuit, a change of clothes, and closed-toe shoes or river sandals. You will get wet but you won’t regret it because this day-long adventure is full-on fun!

This is not a trip to be missed so don’t mistake it for something that’s “too touristy.” You won’t stop raving about this epic one-day adventure tour in Guanacaste! Why leave Costa Rica without experiencing these incredible thrills? Book your One Day Adventure Tour in a scenic landscape, with huge waterfalls, flowing rivers, and rocky green canyons alongside the backdrop of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano – Costa Rica’s most active volcano.

*Take note:

  • There is an amazing Waterfalls Canyoning Tour that can be added for an additional charge of $20
  • Departure time is 8:30 am from the hotel’s Adventure Center.
  • We are located just outside of the entrance to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park so you don’t have to pay the park’s $15 entrance fee.
  • It is best to avoid this tour if you have heart problems, back problems or serious medical conditions. Pregnant women should not partake in this tour and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Kids must be at least 8 years old to go on the tubing adventure