Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers. It is located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, near the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Hotel Category: Adventure Hotel, Comfort Class ***
Special for groups of friends looking for adventure
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers. It is located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, near the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Hacienda borders on the popular Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Since 1985, Hacienda Guachipelin has also had hosted a steady flow of visitors and helped them enjoy the natural beauty of the ranch and the neighboring national park. With volcanic activity as in no other volcano in Costa Rica, this hotel offers natural hot springs, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls, volcanic mud-pots and other attractions during a stay at the Hacienda. Together with its strong involvement in ecotourism, Hacienda Guachipelin continues its traditional work of raising cattle and horses. For the adventurer, there are many activities in the lodge like horseback-riding, the Canyon canopy tour, Rio Negro Tubing Adventure, bird-watching, and a trek to the active craters of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.
Hacienda Guachipelin is a down-to-earth, yet comfortable hotel with 52 rooms, all with their private bathrooms and hot water. From your room, you can enjoy, during the day, the views of the volcano and the hacienda, and, at night, the real sounds of nature. Outside, wide and inviting verandas are there for sharing afternoon chats with fellow travelers. Of the 52 rooms, 30 are standard and 22 are superior coming in the near future. The hotel also offers children’s facilities and reception.
Haciënda Guachipelin, at the enterance of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, is a very good location for all kinds of activities, such as walking, horseback-riding, hot springs, etc. The hotel is completely surrounded by nature and has a swimming pool, a good restaurant and nice cabins in a garden setting.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Standard rooms are located close to the reception area, the swimming pool, bar, and the cattle corrals. All rooms include two double beds or one double and one single bed. The maximum occupancy is four people. Standard rooms offer private bathrooms with hot water heated by solar panels, safe deposit box, and both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.
Superior rooms are located in the hotel’s newer buildings with excellent views of the area. These rooms have two double beds or one double and one single bed but are larger than the standard rooms. Maximum occupancy four people. Superior rooms feature private bathrooms with hot water heated by solar panels, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV and a safe deposit box.
Suites are located in the hotel’s newer buildings with excellent views of the area. These rooms have two double beds or one double and one single bed but are larger than the standard rooms. Maximum occupancy four people. Suites offer private bathrooms with hot water heated by solar panels, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV and a safety deposit box.
- On-site adventure activities, including horseback-riding, canyoning, canopy zip-lines, river-tubing, hiking
- Natural volcanic hot springs and mud pools
- Swimming pool with natural mineral spring waters
- Butterfly farm, Serpentarium and Frog Exhibit Tour Prices: USD $20 adults (11 years and older) / USD $15 children (4-10 years)
- Cattle ranch
One Day Nature Pass
- Serpentarium (including taking a picture with a snake)
- Butterfly garden
- Frog exhibit
- Walk to look-out point
- Visit the waterfalls at Rio Negro (transport by vehicle)
- Visit the mineral hot springs at Rio Negro
- Tour times: We recommend starting between 8 and 9:30 AM
- Tour duration: All day (depending on the activities chosen)
- Tour Prices: USD $55 adults (11 years and older) / USD $45 children (4-10 years)
- Picnic lunch is included.
- Park entrance fee ($10/person) is not included in tour price.
- Gay-friendly Hotel
- Non-smoking property
Prices & Facts
Holiday Season Valid From: 12/21/17 to 01/01/18
Season A Valid From: 01/0218 to 03/24/18
Holiday Season Valid From: 03/25/18 to 03/31/18
Season A Valid From: 04/01/18 to 12/15/18
From $102.00 USD in double room.
Curubandé, Rincón de la Vieja, Guanacaste
- Admission to Río Negro Hot Springs
- Tippping (optional)
- Items of personal nature
- Optional tours
- Other meals
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel’s base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.