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The National Park is closed on Mondays, however our tours operate daily!!

Authentically Costa Rican, and authentically Guanacasteco. Hacienda Guachipelin is a unique eco-tourism destination in Costa Rica.

Families, couples, groups and day visitors find an amazing selection of fun activities and adventure tours to enjoy at Hacienda Guachipelin. Our location is unparalleled at the foot of the towering, active Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Owned by the Batalla family for more than 40 years, our 3,400-acre traditional ranch encompasses exotic dry tropical forest bordering the Rincón de la Vieja National Park and World Heritage Site, the Guanacaste Conservation Area.

Experience volcanic activity like no other volcano in Costa Rica at Rincón de la Vieja. Natural hot springs, bubbling volcanic mud pits, steaming fumaroles, mini-geysers, and jungle waterfalls put on the most spectacular show of any volcano in the country.

Each of our 64 down-to-earth ranch-style rooms feature beautiful handcrafted Guanacaste hardwood furniture and comfortable details that allow you to relax amid the sounds of nature. Our century-old ranch is outfitted with current amenities including Wi-Fi, fresh spring water flowing from all taps, an expansive restaurant serving authentic Costa Rican cuisine, and our on-site Adventure Center offering more than 20 adventure tours and nature tours right on our ranch and in the national park.

Our family is proud to give you an authentic experience of our Costa Rica and Guanacaste culture and traditions. Delight in seeing corn tortillas made the old-fashioned way by hand, or our traditional Costa Rican oxcart making its rounds daily at the noon hour, or our real Guanacaste cowboys tending to our horses and cattle along with our trusty ranch dogs. Be sure to take our archaeology tour, curated by a University of Costa Rica archaeologist, to learn about the discoveries of ancient peoples who lived on our land. Visit our Butterfly Garden and Serpentarium to see exotic native species.

For a real Costa Rica experience and an active vacation at the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is your ideal place to stay. Located only 15.5 miles (25 km) northeast of Guanacaste’s main city of Liberia, we are easily accessible from the Liberia International Airport. 

Contact us today to make a reservation at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.

“Great place for adventures and the national park. The staff is all lovely, friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, a good authentic Tico experience.” Guest from England on TripAdvisor.


Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon del Vieja Volcano National Park, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Challenge yourself with a thrilling rappel down through the majestic Victoria Waterfall, then splash into the pool below for a refreshing swim.  read more


Get an incredible adrenaline rush on our very unique Canyon Canopy Tour – one of the best adventure tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica! read more


It’s non-stop fun and excitement on the Rio Negro Tubing adventure tour in Rincón de la Vieja. read more

Horseback Riding

Ride our trusty ranch horses on scenic forest trails to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, waterfalls and natural hot springs. read more

Rio Negro Hotsprings

Surrounded by thick forest, the crystal clear river flows through 10 man-made pools we have created to capture the steaming mineral-rich water. read more

Mountain Biking

The rugged dry terrain of Guanacaste is one of the best places for mountain biking in Costa Rica. read more

Archaeology Tour

Discover the lives of ancient peoples who lived near the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. read more

Wildlife Habitats

You can see exotic native wildlife on a nature tour to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin’s Butterfly Garden, Serpentarium & Frog Exhibit.read more
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