Rincon de la Vieja National Park Hotel
“The hacienda grounds are enormous. Waterfalls, adventurous activities, horses... it’s all there on the ranch. Nature is all around.” Guest from The Netherlands on TripAdvisor.
Uniquely situated, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the ideal setting to explore one of the most interesting regions and active volcanoes in the “happiest country in the world” –Costa Rica. Located in Costa Rica’s sunny Guanacaste province next to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin offers you comfortable accommodations to relax after a day of Costa Rica adventure tours and nature tours.
Our award-winning Costa Rica eco-adventure hotel by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is perfect for active travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. Hotel guests and day visitors thrill to dozens of activities available at our Adventure Center; open daily.
Enjoy wildlife and bird watching in our lush gardens of native trees and exotic flowers around our guest rooms. While exploring our expansive 3,400-acre ranch, be sure to visit our look-out point for amazing 360-degree panoramas of the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa Maria volcanoes, Guanacaste plains and the Pacific coastline. The sunsets are spectacular!
Be greeted by historic touches in our Reception area in one of our oldest original hacienda buildings – more than a century old! Our large, refreshing swimming pool filled with natural spring water is located here on an outside patio.
Accommodations at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Views of the volcano and hacienda gardens enhance our 64 comfortable ranch-style rooms. Budget travelers will enjoy our 20 Standard Rooms; while guests looking for touches of luxury will find them in our 42 Superior Rooms. Our two Suites are the most spacious and private, ideal for families and guests seeking more comfort.
Wide verandas invite you to meet fellow travelers. At night, relax listening to the amazing sounds of nature.
Our family’s hacienda ranch covers 3,400 acres of pastureland, preserved dry tropical forest and our hotel grounds. We raise horses, cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys, and grow a wide variety of fruit trees along with vegetables and herbs in our gardens, greenhouse and farmland. Most of the food you will enjoy in our hotel restaurant is produced on our ranch.
In the mornings, you’ll see our cowboys and ranch hands milking our cows and working with our horses in the corrals by the Reception area. Know that your milk at breakfast is brought fresh to the kitchen daily. And one of the most popular activities at Hacienda Guachipelin is horseback riding on our sturdy Costa Rican horses.
We are committed to sustainability and running our hotel and ranch operations as eco-friendly as possible. Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin holds the third level rating of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT).
Some of the ways we help preserve the environment include reforestation and conservation of native tree species in our dry tropical forest. Our guest rooms receive hot water from solar-powered heaters, and our restaurant kitchen uses a high-tech energy-saving system for hot water. We grow much of the food served in our hotel’s “farm-to-table” restaurant on our ranch in gardens and our hydroponic greenhouse. Drinking water at the hotel is natural spring water produced on the property.
International Extreme Sports Competitions
Costa Rica is a hot international destination for adventure racing and extreme sports. Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano hosts the famous annual international adventure races: The North Face Endurance Challenge trail-running races and Rincon de la Vieja Challenge 100-mile extreme mountain bike race. Challenge yourself to the extreme at Hacienda Guachipelin!