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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is beautiful and full of nature and adventure. My wife and I stayed for 4 days and we had just comments but overall the experience was great! We tried tubing adventure and it was awesome! the only spot was that because of low rains, the river level was a little bit down so, you were able to feel...

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you ByronCR for your comments , we really appreciate your input. We are glad to know that your overall experience was great. About the tubing , after the hurricane some rocks were moved but the river should be back to normal soon. Interesting observation about the romantic music, we have marimba every night, and special music on new years,...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After a week in the rainforest it was interesting to abide in the dry forest and savannahs of Guanacaste. We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and explored the area. I agree with the reviews that said the layout of this sprawling property is confusing. We figured it all out by day 2. Our room was large with a...

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you jplapis for your comments, we appreciate your opinion and we take note of the things that we need to check. We are very glad to know that you had a good stay and that you enjoyed the activities and the nature. Good that you made a good comparison between the rain forest and the dry forest, and all...

Missouri City, Texas
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Perfect place to stay if you want to do all of the rain forest activities such as zip lining, horse back riding, hiking, white water tubing, hot springs, spa,volcano, etc. All is literally steps away from the hotel.

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you heather587 for your comments. We are glad that your stay was pleasant and that you had fun with the activities. Lots to do and lots to see. We hope that you can explore more of Costa Rica in the near future. Pura Vida !!!!

New York
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Hacienda Guachipelin is on the edge of Parque Nacion Rincon de la Vieja. It is a bumpy ride to get there depending on which gate you pick. You are really a captive audience. The rooms are spacious with a huge bath and a personal patio. Spotless. There is a working ranch. You can try and milk the cows. Included are...

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you Sandie-NY for your comments. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Guachipelin. Thanks for the observations on the restaurant, it's really important for us. On your next trip don't forget to try our very good estate coffee. Thanks Sandie for choosing Guachipelin for your visit to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National PArk. We...

Lenexa, KS
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Interesting campus with a farm/ranch setting. Confusing layout with better signs would have been helpful. On-site restaurant mediocre. Omelet boy would only prepare one omelet at a time on a large grill; creating a long line of waiting customers. Excellent place to ride horses, except the terrain would be unforgiving in a fall. Shower did not drain except overnight. Bugs...

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank your for comments. The trails at the park are well signaled and there is a map at the parks entrance. Once you pay you can visit every single trail, no extra charges for other trails on the same day. We are working on new signals for our hiking - MTB trail system. Thanks for choosing Guachipelin for your trip...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Everything was great. You might want to brush up on your Spanish but the front desk staff were certainly bi-lingual. The facilities included zip-lining, bathing in natural volcanic hot springs and horse riding.

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thanks for your review chris h . If you want to practice your spanish just let the staff know, they will be happy to help. Tours are an important part of the experience. We hope to see you soon at Rincon de la Vieja !!! Pura Vida !!!

White pigeon Michigan
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We went to hacienda guachipelin for our honeymoon in October and had a wonderful time. The staff was very helpful and they made our stay extra special. My wife and I would love to go back again sometime

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jose b, Manager at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you Allen C for your comments and for choosing Guachipelin for part of your honeymoon trip. We are glad to know that your vacation with us was special. We will let our staff know that they did a very good job. Pura Vida !!!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Even though it was rainy season we've enjoyed our stay in the nice green and quite place. The hot springs are very romantic and a fun and recomandable excursion to do. Bring your own drinks if you dont want to spend money on that.

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Thank you Tamara B for your comments. We are happy to know that you enjoyed Guachipelin, the hot springs and the tours. The next time you visit you can try our cocktails that start at $3.5. Pura Vida !!!!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Rooms simple but fine. Proparty and activities are right next to your room and great!! Waterfalls and canyoning were amazing! Restaurant also fine, nice bar outside for a drink in the afternoon or evening

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Thanks alanabalk for your review. Our staff feels good when a happy client lets them know that they had a good time at Guachipelin. We hope to see you again soon in Rincon de la Vieja . Pura Vida !!!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 7 February 2017

As an individual traveler (couple) on our own in a rental car, we found the place not really geared to our type of travel. If you're coming in on a tour bus, fine. For those who travel on your own, own car and itinerary, etc., this place may not be for you. Just spend a day doing their activities but...

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Thank you for your comments dkc0l0rad0 . Your observation about an individual traveler is very important and the staff will work on doing what's necessary to change this perception. Maybe you were not introduced to our menu of firewood pizza or the snack menu or the big menu with great options aside the bufet, that for many guests is a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda Guachipelin is a comfortable hotel with 54 rooms, each with private bathroom and hot water. The best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the entrance of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. This is the most visited National Park in Guanacaste. For the adventurer, there are many activities like horseback riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing, canyoneering, bird watching, as well as trekking to the crater of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Free transportation to the National Park and the hot springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda Guachipelin

Address: Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja, Rincon de La Vieja 208-5010, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $116 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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