Monday, July 6, 2009

Hacienda Guachipelin Lodge

Here is another view of the guest rooms at Hacienda Guachipelin.  It does not look like a cattle ranch, as it has lush tropical gardens.   I have never stayed in the rooms there, as we always stay in one of our two condos in Tamarindo and my wife and I have each gone there on day trips, but not at the same time.  

My wife went to Hacienda Guachipelin with our friend Sharon (who does Phoenix Daily Photo) and I went there with my two sons.  My wife and I did different activities, however, as she and Sharon hiked to a waterfall and the volcanic fumaroles and did a horseback ride.  She did not do the canyon zip lines or the tubing trip that I have shown during the past several weeks, although she and Sharon did zip lines closer to Tamarindo.

Hacienda Guachipelin is next to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.  Rincon de la Vieja has volcanoes with craters as high as 1,800 m. (6,250 ft), active bubbling volcanic activity, 32 rivers with many waterfalls, and abundant plant and animal life.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

How amazing, this place you call home. Do you ever take it for granted?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

What I always love about Costa Rica is the beautiful foliage everywhere

Sharon said...

I remember this area of Hacienda Guachipelin Lodge and loved the lush plant life and lovey landscaping.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
Interesting question you have posed today, but, no, I never take Costa Rica for granted. As you know, I am an American who has the honor and pleasure to spend time in Costa RIca because we have purchased two condos in Tamarindo, but I still consider it a special treat to visit.

I also consider myself a guest in the country, who has the opportunity to own property there and spend time there because the country is so welcoming to people from other countries. I try to feel a part of the community and to do my own small part to help by supporting the local economy, and by doing this Daily Photo blog

Loomousine said...

Hey Dave, we stayed at JW Marriott last week...our trip was a dream come true. I walked down toward your place -- a looong walk...didn't quite make it all the way but recognized many of your posted photos...pure vida~~

Jarart said...

I bet the rooms are wonderful, judging from the lush landscaping of the grounds.

glenda said...

Lovely gardens.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Loomousine,
I am delighted, but not surprised, that you had a wonderful time during your recent stay at the new J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort a little south of Langosta and Tamarindo. Thank you for letting me (and our readers) know.

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