It was a year of big happenings and enduring memories. Find out what happened at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica in 2017.
Article by Shannon Farley
2017 was a big year at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica. New additions, added tours, anniversaries and big events; and through it all guests gave high praise to the eco-adventure hotel in Guanacaste.
The hotel started off 2017 with new rooms and improvements on its 137-year-old Guanacaste ranch next to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. To keep up with the demand of tourists who love to visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Hacienda Guachipelin introduced 13 new guest rooms called Legacy Suites – increasing the total room offering to 77.
One of the favorite things to do at Hacienda Guachipelin is visit the beautiful Oropendula Waterfall in the Blanco River canyon by the Las Pailas entrance of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. At the beginning of the year, the hotel improved the trail down to the waterfall and built a secure hanging bridge that spans the river to a spacious observation deck where visitors have close-up views of the 82-foot (25-meter) waterfall. The deck also provides ladder access to the waterfall pool for swimming.
The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica returned this year for the fifth time to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Hundreds of runners from all over the world were on the ranch in June competing in the intense ultra-trail running endurance race sponsored by The North Face.
Hacienda Guachipelin added a new mountain biking tour at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in the middle of the year that uses electric mountain bikes. The state-of-the-art, French, electric power-assisted mountain bikes open up Guanacaste mountain biking tours to everyone regardless of ability.
Also in 2017, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin celebrated its 10-year anniversary as a member of the prestigious hotel group of Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica. The exclusive collection of boutique hotels and ecolodges in Costa Rica rewards visitors with outstanding places to visit in Costa Rica’s best destinations.
What did the guests say in 2017?
Hacienda Guachipelin continues to be one of the top hotels at Rincon de la Vieja on the respected TripAdvisor travel review site. The hotel remains committed to ensuring their guests have the best vacation experience. Here are a few comments from their guests during 2017:
“A beautiful place to be in harmony with nature.”
“If you are a nature lover, definitely Hacienda Guachipelin is an excellent option for a place to stay.”
“The tours, the hotel and the service are the best in Costa Rica.”
“This place is amazing. You wake up in the morning and are surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest. The staff here is very friendly and the service is impeccable. The breakfast is delicious and I would love to stay here again.”
“If you have to go to ONE place to do the whole Costa Rican experience, here it is: Hacienda Guachipelin.”
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