As the world moves forward, new trends appear, and travel is not exempt from this. Eager travelers are looking for new adventures and experiences, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has just released a new report on the top trending adventure travel activities. Guess where you enjoy a number of these recent trends? Hacienda Guachipelin and its adventure center check a number of these thrill-filled trends, and is the place to visit!
Located on the slopes of the forest-laden Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, this is an adventure hotspot that works perfectly for the true-blue adventurers whether it is in the form of the adrenaline-rush, wildlife watching, cultural or culinary experiences or capturing the ultimate image in nature.
Let’s see how Hacienda Guachipelin is trending with adventure travel!
1. Hiking, Walking, or Trekking
This majestic volcano has endless opportunities to explore the forest from different perspectives, including many nature trails with varying difficulty levels. Waterfalls come with mountain ranges and tropical weather, and several are part of the hiking tours and trails that crisscross the Hacienda Guachipelin ranch and beyond.
Much of the hiking and walking guided and self-guided tours and trails will take you through the protected tropical dry forest home to many animals and bird species, making the adventure experience thrilling. After a day of hiking in nature, relax in the hot springs or by the pool.
2. Safaris or Wildlife Viewing
Costa Rica boasts around 5% of the world’s biodiversity and has 12 climatic zones, which means many types of animals live all over this small yet very biodiverse country. So, you don’t have to travel very far to experience different climates and get to see other animals!
Hacienda Guachipelin sits within a very precious tropical dry forest. As you move further up the volcano, you will experience rainforests and cloud forests, making this region very diverse, especially during seasonal migrations. For the birdwatchers, Hacienda Guachipelin has designed a tour for these wildlife viewers and enthusiasts in the company of expert naturalist guides who know the favorite spots of the more than 300 species that inhabit the forests.
As you explore Hacienda Guachipelin on foot, in the air, on the water from the relaxation of your room, or by the pool, you will witness the diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that call Costa Rica home.
3. Adventures with Food
Costa Rica is undergoing a gastronomical revolution, and it is delicious! With a new generation of innovative, curious, and artistic chefs and foodies, Costa Rica brings new, adventurous flavors to the tables, and creative conversations are being had! Hacienda Guachipelin is one of the places where adventures with food occur!
With three eateries, the hotel offers three delightful culinary experiences for its guests. The use of locally sourced, fresh ingredients, a farm-to-table concept, and creative alternatives to the best-known traditional Costa Rican dishes, welcome a delicious adventure. All three restaurants are immersed in the forest, too, adding to the experience even further.
Some of the Guachipelin adventures with food are thanks to the use of a traditional clay oven that replicates the dishes of yesteryear with modern touches under the creative eye of the chefs and kitchen crew. So brace yourself for new flavors, explosions of colors, and new ways to enjoy the Hacienda’s dining experiences.
4. Wellness Adventure Activities
As the ATTA states, “After two years of the pandemic, people also value their health and wellness more than before, many starting new wellness hobbies.” As eager travelers take to the skies again and fly to the destination they dreamed about during those extraordinary times, wellness adventure activities are very much part of the trip.
Hacienda Guachipelin is a wellness enthusiast’s dream destination. With the Simbiosis Volcanic Mud Springs Spa and its menu of unique thermal and spa experiences indoors and outdoors, immersed in the tropical forest, this is wellness in nature at its best.
Choose from a relaxing massage in the forest by a dancing brook, renew in the natural mud bath courtesy of the volcano, or bathe in the medicinal thermal springs. Wellness in nature at Hacienda Guachipelin also extends to yoga at the waterfall or in the garden, forest bathing, grounding, and forest meditation.
5. Cultural Adventures
Hacienda Guachipelin was inspired by the traditional Guanacaste Hacienda that dotted the vast plains, cattle farms, and agricultural landscape of the Nicoya Peninsula. With accented wooden structures and trims, spacious verandahs that circle the Hacienda, and large windows that invite the natural light and fresh air to circulate in the cool, comfortable rooms.
Guanacaste is the birthplace of many of Costa Rica’s cultural treasures. The Cultural adventures trend is a greater desire to experience local cultures and to learn about new ways of life. With nature being such an essential part of Costa Rican culture, Hacienda Guachipelin is immersed in this little country’s most treasured heritage.
The possibility of living Costa Rican culture through its gastronomy, architecture, respect, and love for nature and experiencing the ins and outs of a working ranch is part of the Hacienda Guachipelin experience. Another great way of living a cultural experience is taking the Horseback Riding Tour to learn more about the Guanacaste cowboy culture that dates back to the late 19th Century and rides along the tracks once used by the cattle farmers.
Hacienda Guachipelin, a member of the Enchanting Hotels Collection, is full of adventure travel trends! So come and enjoy them all during your visit to this beautiful ranch in the mountain!