Set back from the Pan American highway, Hacienda La Pacifica offers a quiet stay while traveling to see the amazing beaches, volcanos, and rainforests located in the Guanacaste Province of northwestern Costa Rica. Spacious air-conditioned rooms with high ceilings and polished woodwork create a comfortable interior while outside you’ll see deer grazing serenely on the grounds. Hotel amenities include an inviting swimming pool, fresh air restaurant open throughout the day with an appealing menu, complimentary breakfast, conference rooms, and wifi.
Only 45 minutes south of the Liberia International Airport, the Hacienda can be an inviting refuge to those seeking rest after a long flight, or who wish to discover what’s in-between Costa Rica’s most awesome adventure sites. Whether you’re heading north to the Guanacaste beaches, or south to explore the cloud forests of Monteverde, or to the hot springs around La Fortuna, you might like to shorten the drive by staying overnight at Hacienda La Pacifica along the way.
The Pan American Highway reaches northwest from San Jose into the province of Guanacaste and goes all the way to the Nicaraguan border. On the eastern side of the highway are lush volcanic mountain ranges, on the west, famous dry forests, endangered worldwide, that lead you to exquisite beaches. Known as the driest province, the area enjoys an abundance of sunshine year-round creating a hot climate where light clothing is recommended.
Originally built in the 1800s as a vacation lodge for the 14th president and his wife, the hotel will give you a historical perspective of a different time. Next door is Las Pumas Rescue Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center for many kinds of injured or orphaned animals, including jaguars, pumas, parrots, and monkeys. Nearby, you can visit the Llanos de Cortez waterfalls or boat down the beautiful Corobici River.
Hacienda La Pacifica, reasonably priced, is an oasis for the traveler, a place to rest your heels, take a swim, have a couple of really well-prepared meals, and then go on your way refreshed. All rooms are clean and spacious, air-conditioned, and have wifi. A variety of room styles, featuring two beds to four bedrooms with lots of beds, can accommodate singles, couples, and groups. Some have complete kitchens.