Hole up in Hacienda Guachipelin, a homey hideaway in Costa Rica’s tropical dry forest!
Are you headed to Costa Rica’s prominent Guanacaste region? If so, balance time spent at bustling beach destinations with a getaway to the serene, sylvan Rincón de la Vieja area—the humble heart of Guanacaste. Your best option for an overnight stay in this distinct part of Costa Rica is the eminent Hacienda Guachipelín, a collection of 79 eco-friendly rooms and suites established on a tropical dry forest reserve.
Visits to the historical Hacienda Guachipelín are a step back in time and an opportunity to stay at a traditional yet sustainable functioning ranch. Masterfully, the arcadian hacienda blends rustic design with modern finishes and progressive eco-conscious practices, creating a place to unwind that’s laidback, lightly luxurious, and low-impact. Each of the cozy, squeaky clean, oversized rooms and suites is adorned with furniture made from rich natural woods and artwork that depicts local rural scenes, aptly capturing the hacienda’s bucolic spirit. Meanwhile, desirable modern amenities, like Wi-Fi service, air conditioning, cable TV, and an in-room safe, are complimentary, and other amenities, including solarpowered hot water and biodegradable toiletries, are admirably green. Though the standard and superior rooms are charming enough to satisfy any traveler, the premium suites that have a private outdoor terrace and a lavish bathroom with a soaking tub are the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Feelings of comfort are instantaneous and plentiful at Hacienda Guachipelín, from the warm, welcoming smiles you’ll receive at the reception desk and the time-honored recipes you’ll taste at the restaurant to the soothing hot springs you’ll soak in (for free!) and the cloud-like beds you’ll retreat to each night. Adding to the comfort is the hacienda’s prime location: neighbor to the majestic Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and the primary entrance to the volcano’s eponymous national park. Enjoyably, the hacienda is close enough to the region’s main attractions to serve as a practical accommodation choice, and it’s secluded enough to deliver a quiet, relaxing stay.
Difficult to leave but easy to love, Hacienda Guachipelín is the top accommodation in the Rincón de la Vieja area. It’s also one of the most unique places you can visit in all of Costa Rica, so if you’re looking for a singular experience, not to mention comfort, convenience, and splashes of Costa Rican culture, Hacienda Guachipelín shouldn’t be missed.