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Give The Gift of Experience This Christmas With A Stay At Hacienda Guachipelin


Christmas is all about family and spending quality time with our loved ones. And we, the Hacienda Guachipelin family, welcome you to spend the holidays at our home where you can experience traditional Guanacaste festive magic. This is a place where home-cooked meals are enjoyed with friends and family around tables filled with food and drinks, sharing stories of today and days gone by. We care about giving our guests the full rancher family’s experience and them feeling like they don’t need to bring a thing, except for their openness to new and exciting adventures. It’s like going to your grandmother’s house… but even more fun!

rio negro tubing adventure

White-water river tubing is a blast and fun for the whole family at Hacienda Guachipelin’s Rio Negro Tubing Adventure!

Start the New Year with a blast by making incredible memories with friends and family. This is the gift of experience that keeps on giving! Relive the magic again and again with pictures and stories of thunderous waterfalls and powerful volcanic landscapes. This is a dynamic environment where cold meets hot and relaxation meets excitement! Ziplines, horseback rides, thermal spas, and rushing rivers are just a few of the hundreds of incredible experiences that you can have on our 3,460-acre nature reserve. We have wildlife like nowhere else on the planet, like the over 200 species of birds living in pristine, natural ecosystems that we feel privileged to steward over.

Rio Negro river

The Rio Negro thermal pools at Hacienda Guachipelin are naturally heated to different temperatures. Paint your friends with volcanic mud and wander across hanging bridges to visit our 15 different pools at the banks of the roaring Rio Negro.

Welcome to Hacienda Guachipelin

Our expert guides are here to help you dive into the full experience of living at our ranch, Hacienda Guachipelin. The now 79-room hotel began as a place where visitors to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park would inevitably ask to stop and stay the night. And like the welcoming people that we are in Guanacaste, the ranch owners would always say yes. Our family bought this business in 1975 and have kept it functioning like a ranch to continue that same welcoming feeling for our guests–the kind that makes them want to stop and stay the night. This is a spectacularly beautiful landscape that needs to be enjoyed over a prolonged period of time to take in the full roaring majesty of being near the most active volcano in all of Costa Rica!

Share meals among the branches of our namesake, the giant Guachipelin tree that cradles two of our restaurant’s dining rooms. The third room can be rented out separately for large groups, as can the whole of our establishment. You will be greeted with inviting marimba music every night while our band sings you to your seats. At the heart of this space is our delicious farm-to-table buffet spread, served daily at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of our dishes are prepared with care and detail by our traditional Guanacaste chefs. Using flavors and spices that are distinct to our region, and ingredients straight from our productive grounds, our restaurant offers a culinary experience that is unmatched for freshness, quality, and flavor. Enjoy cheese made fresh daily from our hundreds of free-range dairy cows. Our beef, pork, and chicken come straight from our ranch. And our fruits and vegetables are grown, picked, and served to you all from within our own grounds. We love fresh, home-cooked meals and it is our goal to bring that experience to your table while you stay with us.

Stay the Night at Hacienda Guachipelin

Sleeping at Hacienda Guachipelin is more than you might expect from a family of ranchers. We value our guest experience and have created a range of accommodations that are all about comfort. Each of our rooms and suites comes with comfortable beds, soft linens, private bathrooms, and all of the basic amenities you could want for when staying away from home. We know how important comfort is after a long day’s journey and it is our dream that we can have you relaxing in bed thinking “ahh… that was a great day” as you nod off to sleep.

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin legacy suite

Our iconically Guanacaste legacy suites are elegant and comfortable, with great privacy and amenities

So come and enjoy the holiday season with our family. We promise you a set of memories unlike any other and one that you’ll want to share with the whole family. Give the gift of experience this Christmas and bring your loved ones over to our home in 2020, Hacienda Guachipelin.

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año,

The Hacienda Guachipelin family