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calgary
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Our family enjoyed every minute of our time at Hacienda Guachipelin. It was easy to find, in a country that uses landmarks instead of addresses. The highlight was the tubing down a scenic river, which was the most adrenalin-filled tubing we have ever done. As everyone says, this is a working ranch. Seemed unusual to see cowboys and monkeys together....

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

Greetings from Costa Rica, thank you for writing this nice review, we feel glad that you had such a good time doing the tubbing, it is really fun and exciting, and very scenic as you say. We are glad also that you enjoyed the room and food. Thanks for the advice on optional places to eat nearby, some costumers feel...

Herradura, Costa Rica
Reviewed 26 August 2013

This hotel is conveniently located a couple miles from the parks main entrance and has hot springs too. The food is very good. The offer lost of activities to keep you busy, make sure you stay at least 2 nights. If you are in the Liberia area and want to see the jungle before heading to the beach this could...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, it will be very helpful for all our readers, and we feel very happy that you enjoyed all of our services. Please come back and visit us son.

Devon
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Clean basic rooms, friendly and very helpful and efficient staff. Nice setting. Reasonable food. Offer swims in waterfalls, mud baths, horseback riding and zip lines and tubing. The last two are a must. We laughed ourselves silly and the adventure team the ad some of the funniest, most safety conscious and fu loving Costa Ricans we met. The zip lining...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all your comments and recommendations, I am sure all readers will find them very helpful, we feel very happy that you enjoyed everything we offer, from the rooms, costumer service, food and activities. Great that you had the extra hammocks, they are great to lay back and enjoy life. Thanks for the recommendation to all...

New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I spent my first few days in Costa Rica at Hacienda Guachipelin. I loved it. The setting is a working ranch, but the Hacienda is a lovely place to stay. The rooms are in buildings around three sides of a large garden 'courtyard.' My room was lovely -- tiled floors, an intricately tiled bathroom, sort of Spanish-colonial furniture and even...

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jose b, Gerente at Hacienda Guachipelin, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your comments, we feel happy that you had a good time with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our service provided by our staff, we work hard on this issue so our clients feel comfortable. Good that you took advantage of our free shuttles to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park and...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 18 August 2013

This place was just ok for us nothing really to wow about.The rooms were cozy and clean, but such a far walk to the main building.It does have nice exotic flowers and huge trees. you can see the volcano right behind you. I thought being at the hotel we would have gotten access to Ricon de la Vieja park but...

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

Hi, thank you for your comments. We really don´t understand very well what do you mean by "far", the reception is just some steps away, remember is an Hacienda, with no elevators or electric stairs, you can´t have everything in front of your room. The Rincón de la Vieja National Park is just 3 miles away and we provide free...

Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I stayed for 2 nights there, and enjoyed a lot. the place is beautiful, the staff is very nice and the service is excellent. the food was delicious, and we enjoyed the activities inculding canopy, horse trip to a waterfall, hot mud pools and tubing in the river, beside that -frogs and snakes farm. i should mention that i was...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this nice review, we feel glad that you had a very good time with us, we work hard training our staff to provide good service, we feel proud every time a guest mentions good comments regarding this.also we feel happy that you liked the food and all the activities we...

Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Spend the day at the hacienda supposedly in an adventure pass which was more like an excersice in patience. We arrived early to discover we where first going in a canopy tour that first had to be full. Although all 14 of us where ready to go we had to wait for a gazillions other people in order to start...

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

Thank you for your comments eventhough we feel they were disrespecful, specially the title where you say that what you received was garbage. We are very sorry we could not fulfill your needs, but us you also mention we did our best, with good atitude and we could be understaffed for some important reason. If you could come back and...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 August 2013

A unique hacienda experience!!!. Great Rooms, Great Service !!! Great Facilities & Activities. Unbeatable Location !!! Great Value. EXCELENT FOOD. We were traveling with a student’s group to experience the natural wonders of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin was the perfect choice.

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

We are indeed a unique Hacienda experience, we feel glad you appreciated that. Thank you very much for all your excellent comments on the services we provide, specially the food that you rated EXCELLENT ! WE are glad that we were your perfect choice for your trip.

Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We started the morning with horseback riding which was extremely fun! We had two tour guides throughout the ride - one of them leading the way and the other in the back making sure we were all together and our questions were answered. When we finished horseback riding we went tubing which was probably our favorite part of the adventure....

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

Pura Vida, thank you very much for your comments, readers wiil fond very helpful your descriptions, specially when it comes to the guides for every activity, we work hard on them in order to provide excellent comstumer service and safety.Thanks for the good comments about the food and for recommending the activities. We are sorry the inconvenient with the guides...

Reviewed 4 August 2013

This place was great value for money and has a lovely atmosphere and character. It is a working cattle ranch so one morning we go to milk the cows at dawn which was a cool experience. The price includes a visit to the hot springs nearby which were amazing. The breakfast is a buffet with lots of options and they...

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

Thank you very much for writing this review, I feel glad that you took advantage of the hotel being a cattle ranch and that you woke up to milk the cows, this is a very nice experience. Thank you for the good comments regarding our TICO (costarican) food, glad you liked it, specially our breakfasts where you can get palmed...

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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 

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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: $111 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja
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“away from the barns”
 of 5 bubbles agneslynch, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the suties are definitely the best!”
 of 5 bubbles 347DianeD, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We got the expensive rooms next to the COWs, you hear them being milked!”
 of 5 bubbles TravelwithAndre, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms closer to reception that will allow you easy access to the swimming pool, the restaurant and parking lot.”
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“The ranch is spread out with rooms close to the restaurant or close to the barns or further. We walked but you can drive.”
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