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Off-the-beaten path places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Discover off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, all within an hour’s drive of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Guanacaste is one of the most popular provinces in Costa Rica, especially its beaches. But if you’re willing to go exploring, you can still find many beautiful and incredible off-the-beaten-path...
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Butterfly Garden at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

Costa Rica nature tours at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

The dry tropical forest covering the western side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica creates an interesting ecosystem for many different animals and plants than you would see elsewhere in Costa Rica. The award-winning eco-hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, located at the base of the massive volcano, offers fun and fascinating Costa Rica...
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Rappelling at Hacienda Guachipelin

Ultimate fun day of adventure tours in Guanacaste Costa Rica

For the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, you need to go to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Put simply, you can have the best day of adventure tours in Guanacaste Costa Rica that you can dream of all in one place. Matter of fact, there are so many...
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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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Dantas Waterfall at Sensoria

Sensoria eco-tour thrills the senses in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

North of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, there is a place where the dry brown rolling plains give way to tall, lush green forest. Suddenly you are in an enchanted paradise of gushing waterfalls, warm thermal springs, sky blue streams, and bright orchids. This is a place where jaguars, pumas and tapirs...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge adventure race

Costa Rica is popular endurance race capital in Latin America

Costa Rica over the past decade has become a magnet for high-endurance extreme sports, adventure racing and triathlons. Elite international athletes travel to the small Central American nation several times a year for sport competitions. One of the most popular zones for extreme endurance events is the north Pacific Guanacaste region. In early March 2014,...
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Visit the sunny side of Costa Rica in Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is known as the “sunny side” of Costa Rica. The northwestern province is named after Costa Rica’s national tree, the Guanacaste. The nearly-always sunny climate is dry and hot, which creates its unique dry tropical forest habitat. Vast rolling plains, foothills, low coastal mountains and the towering Cordillera de Guanacaste mountain range create an...
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Geothermal energy in Costa Rica, photo by the Tico Times

Geothermal power: Costa Rica’s next clean energy solution?

Long, fat, round pipes in dark brown and off-white snake along the rust red ground through the underbrush.  They remind me of giant worms from some prehistoric setting … though not quite like that terrible 1990 movie Tremors. The pipes belong to the Pailas Geothermal Power Plant at the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in...
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