4.2/5 Very Good! (607 reviews)
Our first two nights were at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. I underestimated how remote it is. Be prepared to eat all your meals at the hotel. The food was just okay. We wanted only one side to include mushrooms, and instead, they put mushrooms on the whole thing and left off the other supreme toppings. They fixed it, but it was just ok, as it is not a wood fired pizza. My son had a hamburger and could not finish it as it was very rare and tasteless. I had the garlic fish (mahi mahi) and it was rather blah too. The included breakfast buffet had variety. The room was just okay, as the beds were not the comfiest. We did not know that the AC was controlled by a remote.The property is beautiful, and you truly feel like you are in the jungle. Your stay incudes a visit to the hot springs, and that was nice. We had a car, but I think the hotel will shuttle you there as it is 6 km away. I chose this hotel for our first two nights was because they have the Adventure pass, you can horseback ride, zip line and river tube in one day. I need to warn you- this was more adventure than I needed. I am in my fifties, in good health. The ride started out with 25 riders and 3 guides. This was too many and horses were nipping each other. The river tubing was rough and most people got thrown out at rapids. I have severe bruising on my back and had to pass on the ziplining because I was too beat up from . My son said they sent people on the zipline while he was still on it which was unsettling.
Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023