Hacienda Tayutic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Caribbean Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Hacienda Tayutic

Location: Tayutic Valley
Price: $325-$2300/night
Features: rustic countryside, rafting, horseback hiking, river, waterfalls


hacienda tayutic


A low profile luxury boutique hotel that allows guests to experience the unpretentious and authentic Costa Rican rural style experience, Hacienda Tayutic is beautifully nestled in the heart of the lush Tayutic valley. Everything from the property’s rustic structure to its intriguing gardens to its delicious home made food and warm hospitality spell intimate, small-town charm that the big resort chains are so devoid of. When they are not enjoying a therapeutic treatment at the natural antique spa, guests can get acquainted with the country’s best-kept antique legends or rejuvenate in the backdrop of Costa Rica’s unsullied country air. This once private home retains its homey appeal, while still pampering guests with an exclusive made-to-order menu (and even country gourmet cuisine classes) and comfortably furnished rooms. The unique property seeks to offer inspiration from every angle to any nature enthusiast, who dreams of living in the throes of the country’s pristine surroundings, incredible views and mesmeric natural energy.

Amenities and Activities

Hacienda Tayutic organizes several nature and adventure based activities to keep their guests on their toes. The action ranges from canyoning tours held at a private reservation to mountain biking through CATIE’s plantations (guided tour that also includes a visit to the tropical botanical garden) to horse backing through the tropical rainforests, while witnessing the beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Other activities put together by Hacienda include canopy tours (where visitors will zip through tree tops to enjoy an aerial view of the country’s famous rainforest landscape), a trip to the famous archeological attraction of Costa Rica- Guayabo’s National Monument and kayaking at the Pejibaye river. A trip to the surreal vivarium (where you can experience a variety of tropical plants, birds and freely flying butterflies in a surreal looking ambiance), rafting on the Pacuare and Pejibare and a visit to the Serpentarium are some additional options that guests can enjoy.

Amenities at the hotel include wireless internet connection, a gourmet local cuisine restaurant, laundry service, a swimming pool, massage therapy service and a souvenir store (where guests can buy products cultivated at Hacienda Tayutic’s rich plantations and artifacts made by local artists). The fairy-tale setting also features an orchid greenhouse and a striking Gazebo that offers sweeping views of the adjoining panoramic countryside.


The “hotel guest house” as they prefer to call it is more a relaxed Caribbean style plantation wooded home designed using local rural colonial architectural detailing. The hotel is a spacious, intimate and elegant property which has strong foundations in the owner family’s rich legacy that dates as far back as the XVIII century. This doesn’t however spell reduced comforts and amenities for guests.


The high season rates lodging rates per night is $ 325 USD and $ 2,300 USD per room and for the entire lodge respectively. All inclusive high season rates are $ 385 USD for a single room per night. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks during the day.