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Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Santa Maria crater

Do you know these fun facts about Guanacaste Costa Rica?

Guanacaste, Costa Rica is one of the most popular areas in the country and a preferred Costa Rica vacation destination. But did you know these interesting details? Fun facts about Guanacaste, Costa Rica: 1. Try to pronounce the indigenous word “quahnacaztlan” and you will find that Guanacaste is a lot easier. The province is named...
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Hacienda Guachipelin canopy tour in Costa Rica

Top Costa Rica canopy zip line tour at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Ever since the first commercial canopy zip line tour came into being in Costa Rica in 1997, the zip line industry has soared quickly into big business with dozens of zip lines all over the country and across the world. I recently took a friend, who is a bit of an anomaly, on her first-ever...
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Hacienda Guachipelin restaurant grilled tilapia in avocado sauce

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin rescues Costa Rica food traditions

Wouldn’t it be nice to dine in a restaurant that only served freshly-made meals made with locally-sourced ingredients, vegetables picked that same day, sauces that didn’t come from a jar or can, bread hot out of the oven, juices that only a moment ago were whole fruit, and desserts loving crafted by an on-site pastry...
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Waterfall Chorreras at Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja National Park waterfalls show off in Costa Rica green season

Green season in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is when the waterfalls at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano really show off. Near Rincon de la Vieja hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, four waterfalls flow, and all of them have pools where you can swim. Getting to the waterfalls is an adventure on its own – either by hiking or...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, official photo

Costa Rica Rincón de la Vieja Challenge mountain bike race 2014

The thrilling Rincón de la Vieja Challenge 2014 100-mile mountain bike race is again on track for August in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Set for Aug. 23, 2014, the competition is a unique adventure race – the only 100-mile mountain bike race in Latin America, and the only race in the world to circumnavigate an active...
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Rincon Birds - Spectacled Owl

Join the Rincon de la Vieja Bird Count in Costa Rica, June 14-16

The massive Rincon de la Vieja in northern Costa Rica is known for its imposing outline on the horizon, its steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pits, and impressive tropical dry forest. The highly-popular adventure tourism location also is becoming known for spectacular bird-watching. This weekend, birders from all over Costa Rica will gather at the...
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2014 Season Specials

Costa Rica low season special deals for Rincon de la Vieja

May and June – the beginning of Costa Rica’s low season – are one of the best times for travel deals. The crowds have gone home. Refreshing afternoon rains (though not every day) have transformed the landscape into a vivid tapestry of green and brightly-colored tropical flowers. And many hotels and tours are offering great...
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One day pass tour Hacienda Guachipelin

Hacienda Guachipelin has best Guanacaste, Costa Rica Adventure Tours

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...
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Horseback riding in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Horse riding and cowboy dreams in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It is said in Costa Rica that the best “all-terrain vehicle” for navigating the country is a horse. Costa Ricans love horses and their riding traditions – their equestrian roots coming from the Spanish who brought horses with them to Central America in the 16th century. The northwestern province of Guanacaste is the heart and...
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Map of Costa Rica

Earthquakes are normal in Costa Rica's dynamic environment

Earthquakes in Costa Rica, like the rest of the Americas and Asia along the “Ring of Fire,” happen all the time. Of course, most usually aren’t as strong as yesterday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake that occurred at 8:42 a.m. along the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The quake’s epicenter was 6.3 kilometers (almost four miles) south...
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