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The Best of 2017 at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Find out what happened at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica in 2017 – new rooms, big events, added tours, and more!

Article by Shannon Farley

This year was a big year at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica. 2017 saw new additions, big events, added tours, anniversaries, and through it all we received high praise from our guests.

Hacienda Guachipelin started off the New Year of 2017 with new rooms and improvements on its 137-year-old Guanacaste ranch next to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. To keep up with the demand of tourists who love to visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, the eco-adventure hotel introduced 13 new guest rooms called Legacy Suites. Increasing the hotel’s room offering to a total of 77, the Legacy Suites feature ranch-style architecture and authentic handcrafted furniture using traditional woods of Costa Rica.

One of the favorite things to do at Hacienda Guachipelin is visit the beautiful Oropendula Waterfall by the Las Pailas entrance of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. At the beginning of 2017, the hotel improved the trail down to the waterfall and built a secure hanging bridge spanning the river to a spacious observation deck that provides excellent views of the 82-foot (25-meter) waterfall and its bright turquoise pool in the lush canyon of the Blanco River.

This year marked the fifth annual return of the North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste. Hundreds of runners from all over the world were on the ranch competing in the intense ultra-trail running endurance race sponsored by The North Face.

In the middle of the year, Hacienda Guachipelin added a new mountain biking tour at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano using electric mountain bikes. The hotel’s state-of-the-art, French, electric power-assisted mountain bikes open up mountain biking tours to everyone regardless of ability.

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 as a member of the prestigious hotel group of Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica. The exclusive collection of boutique hotels and ecolodges in Costa Rica rewards visitors with outstanding places to visit in Costa Rica’s best destinations.

What did our guests say about us in 2017?

Taken from our TripAdvisor comments:

“A beautiful place to be in harmony with nature.”

“If you are a nature lover, definitely Hacienda Guachipelin is an excellent option for a place to stay.”

“The tours, the hotel and the service are the best in Costa Rica.”

“This place is amazing. You wake up in the morning and are surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest. The staff here is very friendly and the service is impeccable. The breakfast is delicious and I would love to stay here again.”

“If you have to go to ONE place to do the whole Costa Rican experience, here it is: Hacienda Guachipelin.”

Escape the winter blues and come to Costa Rica for Christmas or an after-the-holidays winter sun vacation. Warm sunshine and blue skies in Guanacaste at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin make every holiday festive!