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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 August 2013

A unique hacienda experience!!!. Great Rooms, Great Service !!! Great Facilities & Activities. Unbeatable Location !!! Great Value. EXCELENT FOOD. We were traveling with a student’s group to experience the natural wonders of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin was the perfect choice.

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

We are indeed a unique Hacienda experience, we feel glad you appreciated that. Thank you very much for all your excellent comments on the services we provide, specially the food that you rated EXCELLENT ! WE are glad that we were your perfect choice for your trip.

Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

We started the morning with horseback riding which was extremely fun! We had two tour guides throughout the ride - one of them leading the way and the other in the back making sure we were all together and our questions were answered. When we finished horseback riding we went tubing which was probably our favorite part of the adventure....

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

Pura Vida, thank you very much for your comments, readers wiil fond very helpful your descriptions, specially when it comes to the guides for every activity, we work hard on them in order to provide excellent comstumer service and safety.Thanks for the good comments about the food and for recommending the activities. We are sorry the inconvenient with the guides...

Reviewed 4 August 2013

This place was great value for money and has a lovely atmosphere and character. It is a working cattle ranch so one morning we go to milk the cows at dawn which was a cool experience. The price includes a visit to the hot springs nearby which were amazing. The breakfast is a buffet with lots of options and they...

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

Thank you very much for writing this review, I feel glad that you took advantage of the hotel being a cattle ranch and that you woke up to milk the cows, this is a very nice experience. Thank you for the good comments regarding our TICO (costarican) food, glad you liked it, specially our breakfasts where you can get palmed...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed here for 8 days and I have to say we had a magnificent time. Pros: perfect place to stay if planning on doing the tour adventures. Some are free if you're staying at their hotel. A lot of people were coming from outside the hotel so it was a big plus for us that we were staying there...

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

8 days ? WOW ! Thank you for staying with us that long, and best of all, , we feel very glad that you enjoyed each and every day. Yes , for our guests we have free transportation to the National Park (Rincón de la vieja) and to our natural hot springs, also you can hike to different waterfalls for...

Spring Br
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The room offers the basic necessities. The restaurant offers great buffet meals. The hotel is secluded and peaceful. If you want to commune with nature, this is the place for you. There are several hammocks available infront of each room . Nice place to read while listening to birds singing. The staff are very helpful and hard working. We were...

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

Thank you for writing this comments, Trip Advisor readers will find them very helpful if they are planning a vactaion to Costa Rica and are considering Rincón de la Vieja área. As you mentión, we offer great buffet meals provided with very good service.Hammocks are very nice to enjoy nature that surrounds the hotel, I will make sure to tell...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 July 2013

The hotel is clean and comfortable. I really liked the breakfast buffet. The cook would ask us if everything was okay and look really happy if we went up for seconds. The best thing was the adventure tour - WOW! It was a very full day. We started the day horseback riding on the trails, then went tubing down the...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this review, we feel very happy that you liked our rooms and surroundings. As you say, yes , we are located very close to Rincón de la Vieja National Park, and we offer free transportation to the park. We are glad you found value for your money in the activities...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Here you can live "The Campesino Sabanero" style of this hotel, if ur into adventures here is the place to be since there is a lot of activities to do around this area from riding horses, canyoning, tubbing, canopy (extremly recommended) or just hiking around the Volcán Rincón de la Vieja National Park in case you are looking for relaxation...

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

We love comments like this, from people who really appreciate the hard work we put on keeping the campesino, sabanero and costarican traditions, for us is very important. Some times we get complaints saying that the guides during the horse back riding don´t speak very good english, but the reason is just that one, they are authentic sabaneros, and as...

Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We did the full day of adventures....horseback riding, tubing, zip lining, and mud bath/hot springs. A delicious lunch buffet was also included. There were 4 of us that did the adventures (ages ranging from 9-46). We all had a blast!! The staff was fun and extremely helpful. One of the staff members actually stayed with our 9 year old during...

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

Thank you for writing this nice review, it will be very helpfull for all readers to learn that the adventures we offer are for all ages to have lots of fun. Thank you for all the good comments regarding our buffets and our staff. We put a lot of attention to safety, specially with kids like yours. We hope to...

Miami, FL
Reviewed 22 July 2013

My fourth visit here since 1996 (3 past times with groups) this time for in-depth photography of the area. Good news: exceptional location near to Rincon dl Vieja NP; huge range of activities for adventurers; comfortable spacious rooms; excellent buffets with lots of choices; abundant resident wildlife; well-kept gardens. Pleasant staff very accommodating; prompt replies to emails. The pack of...

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

Hello, thank you very much for coming to visit us since 1996, thank you also for taking the time in writing this review, very nice comments. As you say , yes , we are very close from the main entrance of Rincón de la Vieja National Park, this is a great value of the hotel. Readers will find very helpful...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We spent yesterday at this hotel doing the adventure package and had an amazing time! I am afraid of literally everything and was dragged along by my husband and friends and even I had a GREAT time. We did horseback riding, tubing, lunch, ziplining/rock climbing and then the hot springs at the end. It was a FULL day but a...

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

Excellent, thank you very much for your comments, we feel very glad that you decided to go on and try our activities, and better, that you enjoyed them. Our staff knows very well that safety is the priority, so they will do everything to make the client feel safe. Thanks for your recommendation, please visit us again son.

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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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: RM368 - RM815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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