What to do in your Vacation in Costa Rica

Part 2 During your leisure time in Costa Rica there are a number of activities that some of our guests enjoy if they want their vacation to include a hands-on cultural dimension. Travelers can participate in some community projects or activities to gain an insight into the Costa Rica culture. What better way to become […]

What to do in your Vacation in Costa Rica

Part 1. So you have decided to travel to Costa Rica for a vacation. I’m going to share with you the endearment name expats (people who live in a country other than where they were born) who know and love Costa Rica, call this charming country. We call it “Paradise” and after your first visit […]

Enhancing your Costa Rica vacation

As you probably know, the official language in Costa Rica is Spanish. However, those working in the Tourist Industry are generally fluent in English and often also in other languages spoken by our frequent visitors. Like in many parts of the world, the language in Costa Rica is rich in words and phrases that are […]

Wellness in Costa Rica: Our Own Blue Zone

Today I want to tell you about another important topic that makes Costa Rica very special. Let’s start by explaining what the Blue Zones are. From Wikipedia: Blue Zones is a concept used to identify a demographic and/or geographic area of the world where people live measurable longer lives. There are 5 areas in the […]

Costa Rica Weather in the Green Season

My favorite season in Guanacaste, the Northwest Province of Costa Rica, is the Green Season when Nature renews itself.  We call it so because Costa Rica weather during the rainy season regales the land with rains that nourish the moisture starved countryside following the long dry summer, causing an explosion of a previously unseen variety […]

Flights to Costa Rica

At Costa Rica Star Villas we are excited that you are considering or even better, planning a Costa Rica vacation with Star Villas. To facilitate the planning of your vacation in Costa Rica we have put together some helpful information about flights to Costa Rica from different international destinations.  Specifically, to the airport that would […]

Getting to know Costa Rica

We at Star Villas thought that visitors or those thinking of visiting might like to know more about this enchanted land the original settlers called Costa Rica.  So we are starting a series of articles highlighting some of the many things that make this small country such a unique place and a major destination for […]

Costa Rica Tours: Sport Fishing

Sports fishing is the favorite for many people to enjoy a day off, or many days during your vacations. In Costa Rica, you’ll find plenty of ways to fish, and also, you’ll create memorable days with entertaining fish tales for family and friends; and who knows, maybe they’ll want to catch up. Here you can […]


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HOTEL HACIENDA GUACHIPELIN HIKE TO LAS PAILAS TRAIL

The Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Hike to Las Pailas Trail is a 3-hour activity. The trails showcase the power of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, one of Guanacaste’s largest and most active volcano. On this 3,5km guided walk, adventurers can enjoy stunning views of the volcano, the surrounding forest, any volcanic activity and wildlife. With more than 300 species of birds and wildlife, adventurers have an opportunity to see armadillos, iguanas, white-faced and howler monkeys. A private hike option of this tour is also available.

Rincón de La Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja National Park offers a heady mix of rolling green hills, gushing waterfalls and lush forests. The park attracts travellers year-round who come to explore its hot springs, bubbling muds and picture-perfect waterfalls.

Rincon de la Vieja means “The Old Woman’s Corner” and was named after a local legend, which tells of a girl’s lover who was thrown into the volcano by her father. It’s said the woman became a recluse and developed healing powers, living out her days on the slopes of Rincon de la Vieja.