A first-rate hotel, working horse and cattle ranch, and huge adventure center: What’s not to like? If you’re coming here anyway for one or more of the many activities, save yourself the drive back and spend the night in a well-appointed room on immaculate grounds for a surprising price. With some 60 to 80 horses available at any time, overseen by 20 sabanero cowboys, horseback riding here is almost a must. (“Don’t worry,” says the head cowboy, “the horses all speak English!”) The whitewater tubing is superb, as are the ziplining, the canyoning, and the mud bath at the hot springs. Rooms are laid out in a large horseshoe around an ample garden area a short walk from the main lodge and restaurants. Rooms are spacious, airy, and pretty, with heavy wood and iron-framed beds and lots of natural light. The hotel operates a free shuttle several times a day to the national park, as well as to its own riverside hot springs (free for guests) in the middle of a pristine forest.
Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Rincón de la Vieja National Park› Hotel
Rincón de la Vieja (23km/14 miles northeast of Liberia)
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Transportation Follow the directions/signs to Curubandé and Rincón de la Vieja National Park Phone 888/730-3840 in the U.S. and Canada, 2690-2900 for reservations in Costa Rica, 2666-8075 at the lodge Prices $130 double; $153 superior double; $223 suite Amenities Restaurant; outdoor pool; small spa; Wi-Fi Units 54 units Web site Hacienda Guachipelín Other Rates include breakfast. Rates higher during peak periods.
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