Costa Rica's indigenous and colonial history truly comes to life when staying at hotel Hacienda La Isla. Here your senses are spoiled by the beautiful surroundings, lush nature and excellent food.
Hacienda La Isla’s Belgian owner, Jean Pierre Knockaert, will warmly welcome you to his hotel and show you around his beautiful property.
One of his latest projects includes a historical garden which is a recreation of an ancient garden first described in a 16th century indigenous manuscript which was translated into Latin. Jean Pierre is a man of many stories and interests and Costa Rica’s indigenous tribes and their cultures so closely related to the country’s stunning nature is subject of the museum he built. His museum is unique in Costa Rica and the only one fully dedicated to all of the country’s indigenous tribes, it’s definitely worth a visit!
After a dive in the pool, an exquisite dinner and an interesting conversation with Jean Pierre, you might want to go to bed for a good night’s sleep and get up early to go… whitewater rafting?
The Pacuare river is a world famous whitewater rafting spot and only an hour away from Hacienda La Isla. For those who would like to take it easier, the Sarapiqui river is an excellent alternative (suitable for kids as well). Around the town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui you can also learn more about cacao production or how pineapples grow. The beautiful Heliconia Island is well worth a visit, as is Frog Heaven...... Please ask Jean Pierre or Edventure for more information about the various options.