martes, 18 de septiembre de 2012


Copa Airlines Offers New Air Route to Liberia, Costa Rica
The new route will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, starting in Panama at 9:52 am and arriving in LIR at 10:23 am. Those flights will then take off from (Liberia Airport) LIR at 11:25 am and arrive in Panama at 1:58 pm. The same schedule will be offered on both days, thereby giving tourists, shoppers and visa runners’ ample time to enjoy Panama.
The route will be flown on Embraer 190 aircraft, with a capacity for 84 passengers in coach class and 10 in business (first) class. This flight is one of four new flights that Copa Airlines will offer between Costa Rica and Latin American destinations, and it is part of the initiative to join the Star Alliance in June 2012.
Liberia Airport, the second largest airport in Costa Rica, primarily has domestic flights and international flights from North America. There are a limited number of flights to Europe and there is currently only one international route to any destination in Latin America or the Caribbean: a four times per week ATR 42 turboprop flight to San Salvador that was launched by TACA in late 2010.

Liberia is located in Guanacaste province, an increasingly popular eco-tourism and beach holiday destination on the Pacific coast that has been seeking to attract more international services. Liberia Airport, which is operated by a consortium that includes Houston Airport System, opened a new terminal earlier this month that is designed to handle a significant increase in international passenger throughput.

Copa will help Liberia Airport open up a new market with huge potential as most tourists in northwestern Costa Rica have traditionally come from the US or Canada. Copa will significantly improve transit times for passengers seeking to travel to Liberia from throughout South America and the Caribbean because Copa’s Panama City hub serves a significantly higher number of destinations than TACA’s hubs in San Salvador and San Jose. Copa will only initially serve Liberia Airport with two weekly E190 flights on Thursdays and Sundays, but this should be sufficient given Liberia’s leisure focus.

About Copa Holdings

Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passengers and cargo services The airlines provide service to 59 destinations in 28 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, operating one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 73 aircraft: 47 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 26 Embraer-190s.. To make reservations, check seat assignment, access OnePass frequent-flyer accounts, create a trip log, print boarding passes or pay for tickets via secure transactions in 11 currencies, visit  Copa recently launched its mobile website,, becoming the first airline in Latin America to offer travelers the ability to use electronic boarding passes. Copa Airlines will join Star Alliance in April 2012.

martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

Villas Sol Hotel & Resort/Transportation Services

About Villas Sol
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort started out as a vision. Officially established on September 1974, the founders of Villas Sol started out on an ambitious quest to develop one of the first and most recognized tourism projects in Costa Rica
The Surroundings
Guanacaste, the Cradle That Nurtures Playa Hermosa and Villas Sol, located in the country's Northern Pacific Coast, comprising the Province of Guanacaste and the Peninsula of Nicoya, is a region of Costa Rica where high levels of tourism arrivals mingle with traditions and typical elements, characteristic of the Guanacaste province.
The region has a strong influence in Costa Rican history, beginning in the colonial period. Geologically, the region harbors some of the oldest formations in the country, and important extensions of dry tropical forest, most of which is in regeneration. In the summer time, the deciduous trees loose their foliage creating a very diverse landscape, almost dessert-like, in the months of November through May; usually temperature is 82- 94 Fº. In the months of June through October temperature are 70-91 Fº, the rivers recover their flow these forests flourish into diverse tonalities of green.
Some of the region's protected areas possess worldwide importance for the protection of wildlife species and constitute observation areas of great interest. This is the case of the Baula Turtle, in Playa Grande the avi-fauna in the lagoons of Palo Verde National Park; and the nesting of the Lora Turtle in the Nancite and Ostional beaches. National parks such as Volcán Rincón de la Vieja also offer unique sites with their hot mud pools and fumaroles in constant activity.
With its many beaches, the North Pacific constitutes one of Costa Rica’s most important tourism areas and some of the best places to practice golf and sport fishing, combined with natural setting and a myriad of small quaint properties. Marine currents that dredge nutrients from the ocean's depths facilitate the existence of a rich marine biodiversity, favoring the abundance of species like the swordfish, the marlin and Dorado.
Near the city of Liberia one of the main access points to the different attractions of Guanacaste, stands Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR) which offers direct international access to the region. The International American highway, in excellent condition, also communicates this city with the country's capital.
Guanacaste's beaches, full of sun and activity, offer all types of outdoor activities, including surfing, kayaking, swimming, diving, snorkeling and horseback riding. Some of these beaches are true tourist centers; such is the case of Tamarindo and El Coco, while others are characterized by their remoteness.  However, it seems to be made just for sports and beach lovers.

The Beach
Playa Hermosa is an exotic gray sand beach within a calm bay and relaxed atmosphere, yet 30 minutes away from world class surfing. The beach received the “Blue Flag” award by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT) due to its cleanliness, water quality, and due to the conservation of its natural resources set forth by the community of Playa Hermosa. This beach is also renowned as one of Costa Rica’s best places for skim boarding, diving, kite surfing, and snorkeling.
Ride our shuttle to the beach and enjoy a soothing cocktail while your kids play in the sand or take a swim in the peaceful waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Resort provides chaise lounges for the comfort of its guests.

The Villas Sol All Inclusive Experience
Our all inclusive vacation packages are a perfect solution for your vacationing needs. The following is part of our all inclusive vacation.
All meals & theme dinner meals include breakfast, lunch and a special “theme” dinner that can range from Spanish night, French cuisine, Italian, Costa Rican and many more.
Optional a la carte dining if you would like to break the routine, you can also opt for dinner at our exquisite a la carte restaurant. * Valid Only for Stays of 4 nights or more and not valid with Certain Specific Discount Packages.
“La Bahia” restaurant is perfect for eating with the family and friends, blessed with one of the most beautiful views in the Resort and in Guanacaste, the cool relaxed scene of the “La Bahia” restaurant will blow you away.
“Heliconias” restaurant known for excellent cuisine and attention is our a la carte restaurant. Culinary excellence and fine service is our goal.
“Gaviotas“bar right next to the “La Bahia” restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a clear view of the coast as well as a nice refreshing beverage.
 Disco - Karaoke after hours at our wet bar. Wet bar and snack bar situated right next to our main Resort pool.
Beach Day in our beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste.
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages available from 10:00 am non-stop until 12:30 midnight. Alcoholic beverages include local liquors, beer and wines. Special requests can be fulfilled and carry an additional cost. We respect legislation and no alcohol will be served for anyone under the local legal drinking age.
Daytime activities including beach soccer, water volleyball, aqua-aerobics, dance lessons, cooking classes, movies, Spanish lessons and much, much more.
Nightly entertainment including movies, live music, dancing, karaoke and drinks.
Non-motorized water sports like kayaks, body (boogie) boards, snorkeling and more.
Children's program designed to keep the young ones entertained. Suitable for kids’ ages 4 - 12 years old, activities include sports, games, arts & crafts, games and other learning activities.
Fitness Center including all the modern amenities for any guest who wishes to work off a little weight while one vacation.
Two swimming pools, one with a children's area.
Adults-only Jacuzzi.

Renovated Accommodations at Villas Sol
* Ocean Views and Private Plunge Pools are Subject to Availability upon Check-In. Not All Villas and Rooms at the Resort Offer the Same Features.
 Standard Rooms
Fully equipped with two Double Beds or one King Size Bed, private bathroom, flat screen TV with cable,  iHome alarm clock radios, coffee maker, 18" digital safe deposit box, minibar and private oversized balconies overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo.
One Bedroom Villas
Fully equipped with one double bed, full kitchen, fridge, and toaster, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes and silverware for up to four people (recommended for honeymooners).
Two Bedroom Villas
Fully equipped with one double bed per bedroom, full kitchen, cooking utensils, dishes and silverware for up to six people.
Three Bedroom Villas
Fully equipped 3 bedroom villas, with one double bed per room, two bathrooms, one with bath tub and shower and one with shower only, both with hairdryer; living & dinning room area, fully equipped kitchen for up to 8 people.
Continuing with our selection of services for our guests, we’d like you to read some of the amenities that come with your all inclusive vacation package.
Our hotel has many amenities and services for our guests. Here is a list of a few of our amenities:
Wake-Up Service
All Guest Rooms and Villas are Smoke-Free
Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service (fee)
iHome Alarm Clock Radios (iPod ready)
Cable and Local Television Channels
Hair Dryer
Coffee Maker
18" Digital Safe Deposit Boxes
Wireless Internet Access (Fee)
Business Center
Souvenir Shop
Fitness Center
Convenience Store
Beach Club
Tour Operators On-Site
Car Rental Service: best way for touring the region
Be sure to notice the location of our different facilities in our beach front property.

Driving Directions to Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in Central America. The Resort is nestled on a hill overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Villas Sol is 4 hours driving distance from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José and a short 20 minute drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste.
You may rent a car, arrange a private transfer or take a taxi from San José to our Resort, but we strongly recommend that you fly directly to the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR), Guanacaste which is only 20 minutes away from our Beach Resort.
You may also take a 45-minute flight from San José via NATURE AIR or SANSA. Transfers to and from the resort may be arranged upon request.

miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2011

Liberia Airport Garden Inn by Hilton/Car Rental Services

The Hilton Garden Inn in Liberia, Costa Rica is a great place to start and finish your Costa Rica vacation or business trip, located in the province of Guanacaste just minutes from Liberia Airport (LIR) near many top tourist attractions such as the beaches, volcanoes and hot springs.
How to Get Here
From Downtown Liberia drive 6 miles west on Route #21, the hotel is directly across from the airport, Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) exit the airport road, upon reaching route #21 turn right, the hotel is on the left hand side.
The Hilton Garden Inn in Liberia, Costa Rica is a great place to start and finish your Costa Rica vacation or business trip, located in the province of Guanacaste just minutes from Liberia Airport (LIR) near many top tourist attractions such as the beaches, volcanoes and hot springs.

Location Information
This Liberia Airport hotel offers a great location for your first or last night in Costa Rica, ideal for late flight arrivals and early morning flight departures.  Liberia is one of the oldest cities in Costa Rica and is the trading hub, economic center and capital of Guanacaste Province and the cultural heart of Northern Costa Rica. The celebrated region of Guanacaste even enjoys the famed Guanacaste Day festival on July 25th and is a true Costa Rican Fiesta not to be missed.
By renting a car, you will have access to many popular tourist attractions that Costa Rica is famed for are within a drivable distance from Liberia such as the beaches, volcanoes, and forests. The expanding city of Liberia itself is very enjoyable.
Hotel Services & Amenities                              This hotel is a 100% smoke-free facility
 For your comfort and convenience:  We worry about the details so you don't have to. Everything. Right where you need it.® 
 Automated Teller (ATM)
 Baggage Storage
 Beverage Area, Complimentary

 Car Rental Desk
Depending on the car rental company you've chosen, you may have the option to request special equipment with your vehicle, such as a child safety seat or a navigation system. If so, the car rental company will validate these requests upon rental car pickup. To make your reservation, just provide all your applicable information including your name, credit card information, and contact method. This is just a reservation, so your credit card will not be charged until you return the rental car to the car company.

 Coin Laundry; 3.00 USD
 Foreign Currency Exchange
 Gift Shop
 Laundry/Valet Service
  Local Area Transportation                                                
 Luggage Hold
 Multi-Lingual Staff
 News Stand
 On-Site Convenience Store
 Room Service
 Safety Deposit Box
 Tour Desk

For your business convenience: 
Enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access in every guest room and secure remote printing to the 24-hour business center. 
 Audio/Visual Equipment Rental                                                 
 Business Center
 Express Mail
 Meeting Rooms
 For your fitness and recreation convenience 
Work out in the complimentary fitness center or take a plunge in the pool. 
 Fitness Room
 For your family's comfort and convenience 
All the comforts of home – a fridge and microwave in your room and 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart for last minute impulses. 
 Children's Menu                                                                          
  High chairs

 All Guestrooms Feature:
• Complimentary wired & wireless Internet
• Large work desk with convenient desk-level outlets, an ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller
• Two dual-line phones with data port and voicemail
• Complimentary remote printing to the business center         
• Refrigerator, coffee maker & hot water kettle
• Seating area with LCD TV Sleep Deep with our revolutionary Garden
Sleep System bed (in many rooms) providing pressure-free comfort with adjustable firmness settings, fresh & fluffy white duvet and high thread count linens

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2011

Sunwing Airlines flights into Liberia Airport, Costa Rica


Sunwing Airlines Press Release:
The Canadian airline industry is receiving a boost with the introduction of a new all-inclusive airline. Sunwing Airlines announced today that it will begin flying on November 17, 2005.
“We feel that the time is right to start a leisure airline that focuses on service, offers additional choices to the consumer and in so doing, changes customer expectations from the charter industry in Canada,” said Colin Hunter, President and CEO of the Sunwing Travel Group. “We are very excited to be introducing all-inclusive flights into the marketplace during a time where no-frills and cutbacks are the norm. We’ve been working with the Canadian Transportation Agency for over a year and are gratified to have their permission to begin promoting and selling tickets on our planes.”
Sunwing Airlines will have its inaugural flight on November 17 flying to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During the upcoming 2005/06 travel season, they will fly new generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft which is one of the most fuel efficient, safest and comfortable aircraft in the skies today. Sunwing Airlines will fly to a variety of destinations in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Liberia Airport in Costa Rica and Cuba. Additional planes will be added as demand dictates, with an aim of having a fleet of ten aircraft by 2010.
“We have been operating Sunwing Vacations package holidays on other airlines’ aircraft for the past three years and have often found it difficult to control the service standards received by our customers,” said Hunter. “By creating our own airline, our customers can start their all-inclusive vacation earlier with superior service and the added benefits that truly make a difference to a customer’s holiday”
When flying into Liberia Airport, Sunwing Airlines all-inclusive V.I.P. experience will include features such as:
A complimentary welcome glass of champagne
Complimentary hot in-flight meals including wine
Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks throughout the flight
In-flight audio and visual entertainment featuring first-run movies and no charge for headphones
Hot towel service
Leather seating throughout the aircraft
Friendly, customer-focused flight attendants
To help get Sunwing Airlines off the ground Hunter sought the assistance of industry experts including recruiting ex-Sky service President Mark Williams. Williams who has over 17 years of airline experience, from Wardair, Canadian Airlines and Skyservice, understands both the needs of the customer and the regulatory requirements. Part of his mandate is to help Sunwing create a different airline product by implementing higher standards for customer service and safety.
“Canadian consumers want more than they are currently receiving from their air carriers and quality customer service is a key part of this,” said Williams. “By creating an all-inclusive product, customers will experience the best vacation possible from beginning to end.”
Sunwing Airlines is owned by the Sunwing Travel Group, a travel consortium that also owns tour operators Sunwing Vacations and Red Seal Vacations. The company is owned and operated by father and son team, Colin and Stephen Hunter, two Canadian travel industry experts.
With departures from over 29 Canadian cities, to 33 holiday destinations in the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean and Liberia Airport, Costa Rica in Central America, Sunwing leads the way with convenient departures from cities closest to you and the best holiday value your hard earned dollars can buy.
In 2008 we have won the prestigious Earnst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for innovation and leadership in the hospitality field. Many Canadians have chosen Sunwing for our innovative holiday programmes, great service and superlative competitive value, making Sunwing the fastest growing tour company and one of the very largest leisure airline groups in Canada.
Our unique, FlySunwingPayLater programme once again demonstrates the outstanding value available from Sunwing and brings affordable dream vacations within the reach of more Canadian travellers.
Our outstanding in-flight service from Sunwing Airlines has made us industry leaders and we are proud that our Sunwing Elite in-flight service offers many amenities including a complimentary glass of champagne, upgraded meal service, in-flight entertainment, wine with meals, comfortable leather seating throughout the aircraft, plus many more upgraded features at no extra charge.

About Sunwing Airlines
Sunwing Airlines is Canada's leading high frills, low cost airline. Our award winning, Champagne service has been voted #1 by customers and travel agents for the last four years. Sunwing Airlines operates a fleet of over 21 aircraft and is part of The Sunwing Travel Group which is Canada's largest leisure company comprised of Tour Operators, Airlines and national retail travel agency chain, a hotel management company and a destination management company. The head office is located in Toronto with regional offices throughout Canada, the Caribbean and Continental Europe.

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011

Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel and Adventure Center

About La Hacienda
Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel, dedicated to ecotourism, is situated at the foothill of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, Guanacaste Costa Rica. You’ll find the hacienda surrounded by lush gardens with native trees, exotic flowers, a great variety of birds and astonishing views to the Rincon de la Vieja volcano as well as to the Pacific Ocean.
This ambiance of a lot of “adventure” activities is waiting for the alternative tourist who likes to spend his/her holiday in a different way. We offer: horseback riding, canopy, tubing at the rapids of the Río Negro, various hiking trails, natural hot water springs, rivers and crystal clear waterfalls, virgin forests with birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. Relaxing volcanic mud pools may close this incomplete list of attractions that you can enjoy while staying at the hotel.
How to get there:
On your rental car, take the route that leads to Rincon de La Vieja. From Liberia itself, head north and drive on the Pan-American Highway 3 miles/5.8km north of the Liberia main intersection (at Burger King) then turn right to Curubande, national park Rincon de la Vieja, Sector Pailas. You’ll pass the village of Curubande at about 8.5 miles/13.6km and after 1 mile/1,7km more, you reach the gate of Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel.
From the Liberian airport Daniel Oduber Quiros, you first drive 20 miles/32km east to reach the Liberia main intersection. (There you turn left to the north)
What to do in Rincon de la Vieja
Hiking trails at the hacienda as well as at the Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Canopy, Tubing (kind of rafting), rappelling at the canyons and waterfalls, Horseback riding tours, Hot springs, Volcanic mud pools, Rodeo, Bird- and butterfly watching, Cowboy for one day, Ranch hand or just visit the farm. Make your choice with the one-day pass. All our activities are organized and start at our “Adventure Centre” located in the hotel.
Weather in Rincon de la Vieja National Park.The average temperature is about 78ºF/26ºC. The dry season lasts from December to March with hot and sunny days and magnificent sunsets. From May to November is the rainy season, which is dominated by sunny mornings and rainy afternoons, but is famous for its green and blossom views on de mountain slopes as well as on the plains. All our activities are organized and start at our “Adventure Centre” located in the hotel.
Costa Rica Map with location of Hacienda Guachipelin you are coming in your own car or  car rental from San José, drive to Liberia on the Pan American Highway. From the main intersection in Liberia (you'll notice three gas stations and Burger King), drive 3 miles/ 5 kilometers north, towards the Nicaraguan border, and turn right at the entrance to Curubande/Rincón de la Vieja National Park/Las Pailas sector. It is 8.6 miles/14 kilometers on a dirt road to the village of Curubande, and another mile/1,7km to the gate at Hacienda Guachipelín.
From the Liberia airport Daniel Oduber Quiros, you first drive 20 miles/32 kilometers east to reach the Liberia main intersection. (There you turn left to the north).
At the gate, you must pay a fee of ₡700 (colones) per person for the use of the private road. This money goes directly to the maintenance of the road and the parking area at the Las Pailas sector of the National Park. Both the road and parking area are maintained by Hacienda Guachipelín.
From the gate, continue to the first fork in the road and take a right, following the signs to Hacienda Guachipelín.
If you are coming from any of the Guanacaste beaches, Monteverde or Arenal, and wish to use public transportation, we recommend you consult your local hotel to figure out the best way of reaching Liberia. We also recommend you contact us in advance to arrange and coordinate a pickup in Liberia, from where we will be happy to transport you to the hotel. Once at Hacienda Guachipelín, we will help you to insure your onward travel arrangements are made in a safe way.

About the Hotel
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is truly an ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens with native trees, exotic flowers and many types of birds, and it has views to both the Rincón de la Vieja volcano and the Pacific Ocean. Near the reception area, you will find our corrals, where real cowboys and ranch hands begins to work early in the mornings. We also have many adventure activities that are awaiting the adventurer who comes to Costa Rica for a different holiday, including horseback riding, Canyon canopy tour, tubing on the Río Negro and trekking among many other activities and attractions.
The Reception Area.
The reception area and the bar by the swimming pool are housed in a building more than a century old, part of the original Hacienda. Here you will receive your welcoming drink, while you sit and relax on the chaise lounges and rocking chairs.
The refreshing swimming pool is filled with natural spring waters, coming from the volcano. You can order some snacks and your favorite drinks here at the Bar, and dance with live marimba music at night.
Hacienda Guachipelin is a down-to-earth, yet comfortable hotel catering to nature lovers and adventure travelers. There are Standard and Superior Rooms.
From your room, you can enjoy, during the day, the views of the volcano and the hacienda, and relax at night with the real sounds of nature. Outside, wide and inviting verandahs await for sharing afternoon chats with fellow travelers.
Río Negro Tubing Adventure
After a horseback ride of 45 minutes through the forest we arrive at the changing rooms where we can prepare us for the tubing adventure and have a short briefing about security. After a short walk, we arrive at the foot of the Victoria waterfall, where the tubing starts.
Then everyone gets his/her proper rafting “tube” to make the adrenaline in your body seek its way out, while you have to navigate through Río Negro´s crystal clear rapids.
Afterwards we go to the changing rooms again before the horses takes us back to the Hacienda

Oropendola Waterfall
The Oropéndola waterfall is a very impressive 82 feet high natural shower. The emerald green water invites for a refreshing dive. The waterfall is located in a beautiful vegetated canyon which beauty you’ll enjoy.
To get at the waterfall we have two options:
Horseback riding: From the hotel we take a scenic trail by horse. At the end of the trail we have a short walk to get to the canyon. Although the last part of the trail is easy, it can’t be done by horse. At the waterfall we have a longer break before returning to the Hacienda.
Hiking: For this option there are two possibilities:
1. Leaving the hotel by bus to the parking lot of the national park where we start walking to the waterfall, returning by foot to the parking lot and the waiting bus.
2. We take the forest trail from the hotel and walk all the way to the waterfall.
Symbiosis Spa (Thermal Sulphur Waters, Volcanic Mud and Massages)
You’ll find the Spa embedded in the tropical dry forest, surrounded by the Río Colorado. Once at the spa, you start your treatment with the basic recommendation: Take a natural sauna for about fifteen minutes to open all the skin pores before you are led to the place where you can apply the volcanic mud on your skin, let it dry and later wash it off by taking a shower. Then it’s time to relax in the pools filled with thermal waters for about twenty minutes. Completing the treatment with a cold shower so the skin pores can close again, and you’ll feel reborn.
Beside this basic skin treatment, we offer a variety of massages, body and facial treatments which will increase your “reborn” feeling.
We advise you to make a reservation for the massage.
Different kind of massages:
Full body, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Back massage, Venous Return, Facial and neck, Couple Massage, Mud Wrap, Chocolate wrap etc.
To get to the spa we have two options:
Horseback riding: Take the trail by horse, after the treatment return by horse to the hotel.
Transport by car: You leave the hotel by car. After the treatment you’ll be taken back to the hotel again
The Canyon Canopy
Tour this tour starts with a short walk from the hotel “adventure centre” to the first canopy platform where, after a short briefing, the magic and exiting experience begins. Our canopy is the only one in the country that takes you in to a canyon and over a turbulent river. Imagine yourself rappelling, rock climbing, doing canopy, Tarzan swings, via ferrata and hanging bridges, all set in the majestic canyon made by the erosion of the Río Blanco during millions of years. This amazing tour will let you enjoy a great variety of vegetation, birds, mammal’s reptiles and much more. You may count on 12 cable “rides”, 24 platforms, 2 climbing walls, a hanging bridge, via ferrata rappel, swing seats and a lot of adrenaline.
Las Chorreras Waterfall
This waterfall meets the Río Blanco (White River) and together they form a natural crystal clear blue pool. It is an excellent place to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and go for a refreshing swim.
To get to the waterfall we have two options:
Horseback riding: The trail leads us to an enormous rock from where you have a beautiful sight of the waterfall and the surroundings. After a long break we mount up again to return to the Hacienda.
Hiking: We walk the same trail as the horses.
The Red Pond It’s a pond on the Blanco River, which shows a solid rock formation in red and white colors. It is a very interesting lava formation and is situated very close to the hotel.
Waterfalls Canyoning Tour
After a 45 minutes horseback ride, we arrive at the changing rooms to prepare us for the canyoning tour. At the foot of the Victoria waterfall we’ll have a short briefing about security before we can begin our canyoning adventure.
To move yourself by cable, experience the effects of the swing going through the Victoria waterfall, jumping in to the pool while rappelling, and as desert climbing the wall of the cascade.
After this great tour ends we’ll get changed again and let the bus take us back to the Hacienda.
La Victoria Waterfall This is a place for the adventurous ones. It is accessed through a steep trail. When it reaches the Colorado River, there is an 115feet/ 35 meter high waterfall. The canyon surrounding the area has a different vegetation and depth. It is located 1.8miles/3 km. from the Hacienda Guachipelín.
Hiking track to the crater:
The trail takes you along different types of vegetation and a variety of trees. At some spots the view is astonishing at a height of about 5.900 feet/1800m.
At clear days you can see the Caribbean Sea, the great Nicaraguan lake and, of course, the Pacific Ocean! Located close to the top are the “Jilguero” lagoon and the highest part: the Von Seebach.
You must be aware of walking this trail, being the longest with its 5 miles/8km, only can be done if you start early in the morning and if the weather conditions are good.
Transportation can be arranged by car or horse from the hacienda to the main gate of the park and back. The National Park only may be entered by foot. The park is closed on Mondays.
Blanco River Pool It’s a natural pool with transparent water. Surrounded by forest and rock formations characteristic of this area and is situated only 600 meters from the hotel. It´s perfect for a short hike during the day.

Horseback riding at Rincón de la Vieja National Park
You leave from the hacienda stables on a trail through tropical dry woods. A part of the trail leads through reforested area. The hotel has about 1.25 square miles reserved as reforestation area in which are grown species threatened by extinction. In these surroundings you can see a great variety of birds, mammals, reptiles etc. At the property of the hacienda we seek trails of interest of flora and fauna and sightseeing spots instead of paved roads. On our calm and friendly horses we take you on a 45 minute trip to the National Park main gate, where we have to leave our horses, as we are only allowed to enter the park by foot.
At the park we take the “Las Pailas” track and when we finish the walking part, the horses are waiting to take us back to the Hacienda.


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