Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are found at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The dilemma actually is trying to decide what to do, since there is so much from which to choose.
That’s why the One Day Adventure Pass and One Day Nature Pass really are your best bet. If you stay at this Rincon de la Vieja hotel for several days, you can go for both! You don’t necessarily have to be a hotel guest to enjoy the One Day Pass either – you can be a day tour visitor. An extravagant buffet lunch in Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin’s restaurant is included in both passes.
One Day Adventure Pass
You can do all of these top Costa Rica adventure tours or just a few. It is completely feasible to do everything if you start by 8:00 a.m.
- Canyon Canopy Tour
- Rio Negro Tubing Adventure
- Horseback Rides – choose one of many tours, or simply ride horses to get to Rio Negro.
- Volcanic mud bath and thermal hot springs at Rio Negro
The Waterfalls Canyoning Tour may be included in the One Day Adventure Pass for an extra charge of $20 per person.
The Nature Pass is a softer day that focuses on wildlife and the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano’s natural beauty. This tour package is easily realized in a little over a half-day.
- Butterfly Garden, Serpentarium and Frog Habitats
- Walk to Look-out Point
- Visit the waterfalls and mineral hot springs at Rio Negro (transport by vehicle)
Hacienda Guachipelin’s Adventure Center organizes all activities. They are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You should note that tours in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park do not include the park admission fee ($10/person), and that the park is closed on Mondays.
Resting in the rolling plains at the base of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Hacienda Guachipelin is a working horse and cattle ranch in addition to being an eco-tourism hotel. Three rivers crisscross the 3,400-acre ranch, with waterfalls and natural thermal springs, creating an idyllic setting in the distinctive dry tropical forest.
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín is located 15.5 miles (25 km) northeast of Guanacaste’s main city of Liberia, by the Pailas section of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.
Article by Shannon Farley