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Why Stay At Hacienda Tayutic
This upscale hacienda is set high in the green mountains of central Costa Rica.
Costa Rica isn't just about the beaches, and this hillside hacienda proves it. Nestled in the volcanic peaks of the central highland province of Cartago, the six-room lodge offers 180-degree views of the coffee plantation—filled valleys, the Turrialba and Irazú volcanoes, and Angostura Lake. The family-owned retreat feels more like a classy farmhouse than a traditional hacienda, with wood-beamed ceilings and antique wrought-iron beds. And although it may be remote and isolated, there's plenty to do: guests tour the orchid greenhouse, learn about sugarcane and coffee growing; then, depending on the preferred level of activity, take a stroll through the gardens' giant chessboard or don a bathing suit for either the swimming pool or rafting on the Pacuare and Pejibaye rivers.
Although not advertised, the chef will be happy to create a personal cooking lesson in the kitchen, focusing on local dishes, such as fried plantain patacones with black bean dip and herbs grown on-site.
Book a massage session in the property's hillside gazebo overlooking the lake. The yoga-like Thai massage is the best of the eight treatments on offer.
Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) which is approximately 45 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 2 hours of travel time.Sitio de Mata, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Pool
- Gardens + Greenhouse
- Spa Services
- Laundry Service
- Souvenir Store
- Outdoor Activities nearby
- Wireless Internet Access
- Coffee Makers
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Turndown Service
- Gourmet Restaurant
Why We Love Turrialba
Nestled beneath volcano peaks, Costa Rica's highland town of Turrialba (40 miles east of the capital, San Jose) is a low-key valley pueblo, popular with whitewater rafters and coffee lovers.
Carretera al Volcan Turrialba Hwy.
Dinner for two $65.
Outdoor Excursion: Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Turrialba, in the Puente Vigas Canyon, guests head out on excursions that hike, zipline, and otherwise explore the untouched rainforests.
Half-day excursions $75.
History Tour: The 550-acre Guayabo National Monument is Costa Rica's largest and most important Mesoamerican ancient city. An estimated 10,000 people lived there around 1000 B.C., and gold and jade artifacts have been found among the ruins. Turrialba-Santa Cruz Hwy.
Why Go Now
April 6, 2012
Costa Rican businesses close in favor of flower processions, parades, and masses throughout the country.
Throughout Costa Rica.
September 15, 2012
Costa Rica Independence Day
Marching band performances, street dances, and candlelight parades are centered on Cartago, the country's first capital.
Throughout Costa Rica.