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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking rooms
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHacienda Guachipelin Rincon de La Vieja National Park
The Hacienda Guachipelin is a fabulous place to visit if you actually want to experience Costa Rica. The hotel is an "ecolodge", so it isn't luxurious; you won't find TVs, phones, hair dryers, or amentities in your room. Everything is simple and tidy. It is surrounded by forests where you can hike to view beautiful waterfalls and rivers, as well as lush plant and animal life. It is located at the base of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, where you can shuttle (for free from the hotel!) to hike the trails and view the boiling mudpots and fumaroles. Your stay at the Hacienda gives you free access to the park hot springs, where you can paint yourself with volcanic mud and then soak in the natural pools. So amazing! They have many great adventure tours available, including: canyoning, river rafting, horseback riding, and zip lining. The hotel has its own greenhouse and the food is fresh and delicious. If you wake up early, you can even help milk the cows! The staff is polite and hardworking and the grounds are gorgeous.
My husband and I visited Costa Rica for our first anniversary, and the experiences we had at the Hacienda Guachipelin and the Rincon de la Vieja will be cherished for a lifetime.
If you see the two friendly ranch dogs while you're there, give them a pat from me. I miss them!
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Today we took the shuttle to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which has trails that lead around the volcano, even one that leads up to the crater. Much to our dismay, the crater trail is closed right now due to the volcano showing signs of activity. So, because we didn't want to be burned alive by molten hot lava (I know, pansies), we decided …
Costa Rican nights are very noisy! Night is when all the creepy crawlies come out and sing their night songs. There were also thunderstorms, and some sort of shrieking animal that sounded disturbingly a lot like a velociraptor. This morning we enjoyed a buffet breakfast at the Hacienda restaurant, that boasted classics like pancakes and omelets, as …
Guys. Costa Rica is HOT. I mean it. Saint Lucia was a crisp spring day compared to this country. Have you ever opened up the oven when it's on broil and the heat wave blasts you so hard in the face you swear your eyelashes just melted off? That's Costa Rica hot. After we arrived and checked in to the Hacienda Guachipelin, it was about 1pm, so ( …
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