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Mud Treatments Directly from the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

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We saw monkeys on the highway to the Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel and Cattle Ranch! After arriving, there was a choice of tubing, horseback riding, white water rafting, bird watching, climbing, hiking, cattle drive, Tarzan wing and zip line. You will need their spa to relax and pamper yourself. The hotel benefits from its location near the active Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

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Hidden in the forest, their Simbiosis Volcano Mud Thermal Water Springs and Spa utilizes mud in the river flowing from the volcano. We see small pools of hot bubbling mud. I climbed into the large pit to see the holes leading down to the mud. The worker scrapes the mud and brings it up to use in their spa treatments.

Clients use the sauna first, then are brushed with mud for its mineral value and sit in the sun until it dries. Shower and decide to relax or climb into one of the soothing hot mineral water pools surrounded by nature.

There is a secluded tent for romantic couple's massages. After the massage, the path is closed with yellow tape so the couple will not be disturbed. They are free to sit outside watching the river or take a walk as Adam and Eve.

Spa Managers Jose and Fatima Reyes explains their Paradise Massage, "Each part of this massage is important, you can not miss a step. We combine several massage techniques into one unless the client requests another treatment.

It is thrilling to be so close to an active volcano! This is the largest of 5 volcanoes, the main crater still steams and you can see burnt vegetation on southeast slope. Trails lead to bubbling mud, boiling thermal water, geysers, and waterfalls. See monkeys, birds and other animals.

With all of this, the Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel and Cattle Ranch offers a total vacation! They have a great restaurant, pool, and allow the guests to join activities at the ranch. For information, call (506)-442-2818. The Hacienda is locatednear the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America.

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