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Takoma Park, Maryland
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed one night at Hacienda Guachipelin in March 2013. We were interested in experiencing the hike on the volcano Rincon de la Vieja, the volcanic mud spa treatment and the Rio Negro hot springs. We arrived too late in the afternoon to enjoy all three of these, so we visited the Simbiosis Spa and Rio Negro Hot Springs. Both...

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

Hi croyable33 , thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed Simbiosis and Rio Negro Hot springs. We re also happy to know that you enjoyed the food at the restaurant, specially Tico style, and the rooms. I just checked the policiy on our reservations system. It specifies that any modification made 8 days prior to arrival...

San Diego
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This hotel was great, it was clean, small and had personal service. It was also very close to Rincon de la Vieja park. The park was excellent, there were bubbling mud pools, amazing plants and birds...a private guide is the way to go though.

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

Thanks H P for your review on TA. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the closeness to the national park and all of the volcanic activity that the park has to show. It is our little Yellowstone. We are glad that you enjoyed the service. Pura vida !!!

Portland, OR
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We were staying at the Westin Playa Conchal and booked the one day adventure tour for our family of four (mom, dad, 15 and 18 year old). Here's how it worked: Hacienda Guachipelin van picked us up at 6:30 am we arrived at 8:15am. We checked in at the information desk (we had paid ahead of time) and signed releases....

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

Thanks Cwall for sharing with us your review. It is nice to know that not so experienced riders had fun and felt safe while ridding. Around April tubing can be relaxing, but around June it should be a bit more exiting. We are happy to know that you needed more "prior to arrival information". This is something that we need...

Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed 8 April 2013

They do have pretty much everything you need, and it is also a place for big groups...so you could have your breakfast buffet with about 50 school kids, so keep that in mind. If that wouldn't bother you, go enjoy! The hot springs are great with free transportation, the food is passable, staff helpful, and as far as the rooms,...

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

Thanks for your review Cocotravelbug. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Guachipelin. We have 3 types of rooms, the basic rooms are standard, with a/c and a hot shower (solar heated), the superior, with TV and coffee makers, and 2 suites with more space, and a mini fridge and private terrace. We will try harder...

Dieppe, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2013

This is a great place for adults and kids alike. Easy access to tubing, horseback riding, ziplining, and walking trails. There are some beautiful waterfalls nearby as well as hot springs and a shallow pool. The grounds are nicely landscaped, staff are very friendly, and the on-site restaurant is decent. The rooms are very nice and the kids enjoyed milking...

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Hello Vince M, thanks for sharing your review here on TA. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our tours. Many people visit Guachipelin for this reason. Another reason for visiting Guachipelin is the many different waterfalls in the area. People just love to swim in them. Definitely kids enjoy the cows but parents don't enjoy the early start....

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We got a Groupon deal and had a very good time, the tours are awesome! Favorite was the tubing, more fun than the last rafting trip we took in CR. Zip line was really nice too, thru the canyons was really cool. Horses are fun (make sure to ask if you need a bathing suit). The tour staff was amazing....

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Thanks jesse_o_p for reviewing our property on TA. We do Groupon twice a year . We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tours, specially the white water tubing, one of our most popular adventure tours. We like to hear from guests that the other tours, horses and meals were of their liking. We hope to see you soon...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Awesome trip! We went for a school trip and had the best time ever! The kids couldnt get enough of the tubing, horses, ziplining, hot springs, mud baths, luch and more! The workers were amazing: so helpful and organized! I would recommend this trip to everyone all ages will love it! Pura vida

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

bellaheartstravel thanks for reviewing Guachipelin on TA. Thank you for the nice things that you are mentioning about our staff. We will let them know. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our adventure tours. Thanks for recommending a trip to Guachipelin. We are really honored. Pura vida.

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

The most wonderful trip ever. I HIGHLY suggest taking the all day adventure tour through the hotel. Breathtaking views, super friendly guides, and more fun than I have ever had. The property is very pretty. We stayed in the deluxe rooms which were very spacious and nice. Everyone was so nice and accomodating. Not one problem whatsoever. The buffet food...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Great location, service, and tours. We sprung for an air conditioned room and were so glad we did. The bar and restaurant were also very accommodating. I have celiac, and the manager and staff did a great job of making sure there were plenty of things I could eat. The Adventure Center was a lot of fun. We did the...

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

thank you sarap843 for sharing your thoughts with the TA community. There are more than 200 million unique visitors per month here, so the information shared on TA will be seen that lots of people. We are so so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tours and the hot springs and the restaurant. We are happy to know that...

East Coast
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Our family of 4 stayed at the Hacienda for 1 night mid-March. The hotel is located very close to the rincon de la Vieja volcano and is an all inclusive experience. Our room with 2 dbl beds was pretty basic for the price in terms of linens, bathroom etc. the grounds are beautiful and there is a plethora or activities...

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monsoongal thanks for reviewing Guachipelin Many of our guests choose our location for the closeness to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, and we are happy to know that you enjoyed exploring in the national park. We are sorry that you did not advice us that you are vegetarian. We always try to accommodate the necessities of our guests...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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: €93 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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