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Places to stay in El Castillo

Places to stay in El Castillo
STUNNING house with a SPECTACULAR view of the Lake and Arenal Volcano. You will experience a pacefull and one of the MOST relaxing staying in Costa Rica. Our house is PERFECT for couples or families who wish to be surrounded in harmony with nature, enjoy a bonfire next to the starry sky or just swim for a while in the waters of Lake Arenal at no cost. Just 25 from most tourist attractions.
The place has the basic utensils for the kitchen we recommend you do the shopping in the Town of La Fortuna, since the supermarket of the Castle only has the most basic products. In the afternoon the wind runs so it is recommended to bring a jacket, however the house has warm blankets for the night.
El lugar es muy tranquilo y silencioso , a solo 3 minutos caminando podras llegar al Lago Arenal donde puedes nadar y disfrutar de la hermosa vista. Cambien podrás disfrutar de cerveza nacional en Bar el Fósforo donde en ocasiones hay Karaoke, Pizza Jhonns, Restaurante Amigos entre otros.
  • I would stay here again just for the amazing view. It truly is spectacular. The house itself is great too, of course! Very spacious, clean, and stocked with everything we needed. Check-in was a piece of cake and the host was fantastic about communication. This place is definitely a gem in the El Castillo area!

    Skyla2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location only 30 mins into La Fortuna and the views are amazing. The host respond to questions very quickly which is very helpful when visiting from outside of the country.

    Bradford2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A sublime panorama. A quiet and authentic corner.

    Dominique2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • 100% will be woth it. Best spot.

    Niko2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • really nice place and location with spectacular views...

    Chiara2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the place ... I would definitely go a thousand times ... very grateful ...

    Axel2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay in El Castillo! The house is magnificent. Everything looked brand new and was super clean. The view is perfection in the front space. There were floor to ceiling windows throughout the house and the kitchen was so well-equipped. The view of the volcano from the bedroom with the king-sized bed was amazing. Even the bathroom was gorgeous! We saw toucans and blue jays (?) in the papaya tree outside in the morning. We loved how close we were to the lake, and we wish we could have taken advantage of the kayaks/boat. The host that met us was so nice, and it was great talking to her. Even though only two of us stayed here, it would be a great place to stay for at least 10 people. We would love to return and we probably will!

    Allyson2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Magical view of the volcano and Lake Arenal, spacious, impeccable house, decorated with style and perfectly equipped, close to all tourist activities and natural parks. Also, excellent location for fishing, my children appreciated this point. Perfect stay, see you soon Thomas and his family.

    Marie-Cécile2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    11


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    This comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage house is located in a quiet neigborhood in El Castillo. Equiped with cable TV & WiFi or you can sit on the porch and enjoy the sounds & views of the birds, monkeys and the surrounding beauty.
    La Casita is clean cozy Tico home, in a Peaceful & Relaxing neighborhood. The House is Near the Arenal Volcano National Park and also Within Walking Distance of Our Village, El Castillo. The Home is Perfect for Couples, or Families. It can Sleeps up to 6 guest. There is one Bath. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 with Queen orthopedic mattress, second room has 2 single orthopedic mattress in a bunkbed. In the living room you have a 2 person sofa bed. NOTE: $10 fee for extra person after 2 guest.
    Within a 5 minute walk you can go do yoga at Essence Arenal, have fresh bread & organic herbs & vegtable from La Gavilana, horseback ride to a hidden waterfall from Apalusa Ranch, visit the Arenal Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Have Lunch or Dinner at La Ventanita Cafe. Or simply relax and enjoy the house and enjoy the beautiful lush green surroundings that El Castillo Offers
  • I recimend.

    Petr2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Spent 6 nights here and really loved the place, will go back again if I get the chance. Kelly is a great host and very helpful, I also fully recommend eating at his restaurant.

    Ad2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly is a great host. Very friendly and helpful with local tips. Location is perfect to enjoy quiet and safe neighborhood and nature that surrounds it. An SUV is the best option to get there and further if you plan to go to Monteverde.

    Victoria2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly’s place was so amazing- perfect location for those wanting a little space from the hustle and bustle of touristy parts of La Fortuna. We had epic views everyday and were provided great tips from Kelly ranging from an awesome local hike to a waterfall (we saw no others on trail!) to the best vegan burrito I’ve ever had at his restaurant. The backyard hosted a myriad of epic wildlife we watched for hours, and the space felt like home every time we walked through the door. Lovely experience!!

    Jessica2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Simple, comfortable, away from the main tourist bustle, with all the attractions easily accessible by car. Great hosts, very helpful with advice and in organising a day out.

    George2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Simple and charming house in a mountain village surrounded by nature. Impeccable condition, with indoor space for the car and large rooms. Location a few minutes from all the attractions of the Arenal area: hot springs, national park, canopy, rafting etc. Half an hour from the city of La Fortuna. View of the lake and the volcano from the back of the house. We would return with pleasure.

    Marie-Cécile2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly is a great host, relaxed and helpful. I recommend this spot!

    Olivia2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • A quaint neighborhood, great food at Kelly’s restaurant, and nice locals.

    Hannah2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool surrounded by tropical gardens and restaurant, this hotel is 1 km from Arenal Lake and 6 km from Arenal Volcano National Park. Free WiFi and free parking is provided. Volcano and lake views in all rooms.
    El Castillo is an authentic Tico village. The horses and cattle will pass your door each day. The locals are very friendly and will happily stop and chat. There are a couple of small groceries in the village and several restaurants, but walk up the mountain road a bit and you will be in the jungle with spectacular views in all directions. There is no transit in the village. You will need to rent a 4x4 for travel in Costa Rica unless you are visiting resorts. All the best and most beautiful places are well off the beaten path. Driving is safe and convenient and well worth it.
  • Really great view but the room was smaller than expected.

    Marianne2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Put the adress of the restaurant in the gps it will be more easier to find

    Maude2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location! Very responsive, and helpful. Also, the restaurant attached was amazing. Highly recommend!

    Alyssa2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great scenery for sunny days.

    Wei2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Good accommodation, perfectly located to see and visit the Arenal Volcano. The restaurant "La Fusion" located in the same place is ideal for the evening meal.

    Aurelie2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • We did not know what to expect and it was a great surprise! Very welcoming, immaculate, great view, the restaurant is very good, with excellent fresh juices, and we did not expect it but the breakfast was included! And a very good breakfast with several options to choose from we recommend!

    Amandine2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place, convenient with the restaurant next door, very good.

    Genevieve2019-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • Very special place, great view on the volcano and lush nature all around! Breakfast was delicious with 3 meal choices. Rooms were clean and staff very helpful and friendly. Location is a bit off the beaten track but therefore in a beautiful environment. Definitely recommend.

    Caroline2016-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Cool and cozy upstairs apartment with wrap around balcony in a quiet neighborhood of El Castillo, a small village nested between lake and the foothills of NP Volcan Arenal. Ideal for nature lovers, couples and families, both the low key and the high adrenaline. Just a walk, a hike or a short drive away is a plethora of activities from private rain forest hikes to falls and rivers, horse back rides, zip lines, hanging bridges, hot springs, kayaking and a selection of restaurants.
    There's plenty of breeze at 2,400 feet elevation. The apartment features great cross ventilation and ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living rooms for hot days. Solid concrete walls also help to keep the space nice and cool. There are screened sliding doors from both bedrooms onto the balcony. Also all windows have screens. Balcony is great perch for bird watching. Bird guides and trails can be recommended on request. Link to downstairs apartment if needed https://abnb.me/6HcFmvwe6V
  • We stayed here 6 nights, and not a dull moment! This place is comfortable, immaculate, with delightful cross-breezes. We heard howler monkeys, heard and saw many birds. There are a few places to eat within one km, and we’ve had only good food experiences. The kitchen is well-appointed, and there are two little grocery stores within 0.7km. If you want to shop for more, you need a car to go to La Fortuna, about 25 mins away. Walking is up- and downhill. I highly recommend taking the fermentation workshop with Tomas. It’s about the world around us, about life, and yes, a lot about fermentation! The Food Forest day is awesome, with gorgeous views, pastures healing back to a forest that provides for humans, gently and generously. Then, El Castillo has a wonderful butterfly conservatory, and a snake zoo. The guide, Victor, is very knowledgeable. One night only does not do El Castillo justice.

    Inge2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great view

    Auxy2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay in this accommodation. The setting is magnificent, it is very well equipped, very clean and pleasant. We highly recommend!

    Anaïs2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice house, sparkling clean in a sweet place. Great view of the green. Very easy and fast communication.

    Klaus & Marion2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This apartment is amazing. Everything has been thought of in the design and the views from the bedrooms and balcony over the hills to one side and the forest to the other are stunning. It is well equipped. We loved El Castillo. A step into a true rural way of life. What a community! Tomas and Hannah are excellent hosts. They answered all our questions promptly and provided guidance on things to do and where to eat. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We hope to be able to return again one day soon.

    Fiona2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect. It's hard to pinpoint....but...the kitchen was well equipped, the house was spotted clean, the surrounding is GREAT, even the neighbours are welcoming. I would not hesitate to go back...not a second.

    Andre2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • This was by far our favorite place in Costa Rica. The place is stylish and impeccably clean. The location is wonderful; we had Toucans and other beautiful birds flitting around the back yard as we woke up, and a great view of Arenal just down the road. It is far enough out to feel very peaceful, but it is within a half hour of all of the major sites in the area, so we had no trouble getting to our activities. Hanna and Tomas are gracious and attentive hosts, we loved meeting them. Our kids even loved playing with theirs; which was one of the highlights of the trip. We'll definitely be back the next time we are in the area.

    Brandon2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific space - brand new, super clean. The patio allows for excellent bird watching and relaxation. Location is perfect for exploring the Arenal Volcano park and jungle. Tomas had perfect communication from start to finish which made the whole process seamless. We will visit again for a longer stay and highly recommend this house!

    Timothy2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Tucanes view house offers perfect space to enjoy the natural beauties of the arenal area in harmony with nature
    The house has trails on the property where you can observe a wide variety of birds and animals
    Es una finca privada que se encuentra cerca de las montañas y el Volcán Arenal.
  • Alvaro's house is the best I have had in airbnb in Costa Rica, exceptionally clean, comfortable, with a terrace which is a real plus! Alvaro and his wife are charming, and Alvaro gives good advice. Address that I really recommend!

    Anne2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Alvaros place is SPOTLESS! Super clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. He even had a clothing iron, I stayed at 4 different hotels one luxury that did not have an iron for my clothes. So I was happy to see that amenity available. Alvaro was so kind I booked this place at 11:42pm and arrived around 12:30am (midnight) and he got up and welcomed us in. We got super lost that night trying to find a family members house so he saved us by being available so late. Thank you so much! We also sat up on the roof terrace in the morning and saw a few tucans, hummingbirds and other kinds of birds. It was so peaceful we wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely book again :)

    Karol2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable house in a very nice place.

    Warren2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time here and would have liked to stay longer than just one night. Alvaro and his wife were very accommodating. The cabin is on the family farm and we were welcomed to walk around the back fields and saw lots of birds (including Toucans). The best part was relaxing on the upper balcony at night with a beer, and in the morning with a coffee watching the Toucans fly around. There is a town nearby which has a bakery and some fresh fruit shops.

    Ashley2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely LOVED our stay at Casa Vista Tucanes!! It is so quiet and peaceful, and we really enjoyed being able to sit up on the terrace and drink our coffee as we watched the birds every morning. We saw toucans, 3 species of tanagers, honeycreepers and a few others (for all of you birding enthusiasts). Alvaro and his wife were lovely hosts and greeted us immediately, brought us fresh fruit and local coffee upon our arrival. The casita is lovely, and could comfortably accommodate a family of 4. Very clean, and well equipped. We also appreciated that it was a few kilometers away from the bustle of La Fortuna. We had a rental car, but I think it would be very easy to use the bus since there is a bus stop at the end of their road.

    Gretchen2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice place! Alvaro was very nice and helpful. Great value!

    Greg2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute place!!

    Ruslana2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • I recommend this accommodation away from tourists in Fortuna but not far and very well equipped! The people are charming and welcoming

    Roxane2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

    Our home is one of the top-rated in Costa Rica. Guests enjoy splendid views and privacy yet are close to many attractions and amenities. Experience an "authentic" Tico experience in a picturesque and friendly village just 7 km from Arenal Volcano.
    Our 'Castle in The Clouds' is just seven km from Volcano Arenal, perched 700m above sea-level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, pastures and Lake Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys, toucans and parrots and enjoy your first cup of locally-grown coffee on our enormous 25 sq. m. covered deck. At night, watch the lava flows or count the stars overhead. Our home features a splash pool to cool off after a busy day of eco-adventuring. You can walk to many attractions in the village, including several quaint local restaurants. The home features casual dining indoor or out, hot water throughout, and stunning views from every room. It is completely equipped with a full-sized fridge with ice-maker, gas stove, microwave and blender and includes twice-weekly cleaning service (more often optional on request). An optional personal laundry service is also available. Active or passive, this is the perfect home base for your Arenal vacation! In the last few months, we've been busy landscaping our property. We now feature a paved driveway, a separate covered Gazebo (perfect for al fresco dining) and the yard has been completely enclosed with a custom-made 5' stone and wrought-iron fence. You'll enjoy our garden paradise yard featuring a variety of local and tropical plants designed to maximize your Costa Rica experience. Now-Book Local Tours and Attractions: Tomas and Hannah, owners of La Gavilana (www.facebook.com/lagavilanaherbsandart), our on-site hosts can now book many local tours and attractions for you on your arrival, saving you the hassle of running around. From zip-line tours, hot springs, spas and volcano hikes to a horseback ride to a real eco-farm or a two day hike through pristine rainforest, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like, but you'll never run out of things to do in the area. Just ask Tomas when you arrive and he'll be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.
    El Castillo is an authentic Tico village. The horses and cattle will pass your door each day. The locals are very friendly and will happily stop and chat. There are a couple of small groceries in the village and several restaurants, but walk up the mountain road a bit and you will be in the jungle with spectacular views in all directions.
  • We spent three nights here during our two week stay in Costa Rica. The house is in a great location to explore the magnificent volcanoes in this area. The town of La Fortuna is under a 30 minute drive away. We drove in to La Fortuna to participate in the full day tour with Red Lava Tours. This tour included a beautiful hike to the base of the waterfall, an informative hike up the side of the volcano, a traditional Costa Rican lunch, and a visit to a pool fed with natural hot springs. La Fortuna also had great souvenir shopping. The charming, scenic village of El Castillo where the house is located, offered many wonderful choices for lunches and dinner. On our first night we had really good pizza at Pizza Johns, and lunch one day at Fusion which offers a great view, and Ventanitas had good tacos and flan. The upstairs patio was definitely a favorite with stunning views and breezes. We also highly recommend hiking up to the top of the hill from the house for more great views and maybe a picnic! We really loved the quaint chill vibe of this little community!

    Mandy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • El Castillo itself is the most charming little town, and the house really can't be beat. Amazing views, in the absolute heart of nature. We loved the big kitchen for cooking, and the pool and deck were so awesome.

    Mary2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • This home is gorgeous and well equipped for a home away from home. We also enjoyed a lovely hike to the right of the house early in the morning. We were able to see the volcano so clearly it was breathtaking. We walked around town everyone was so kind! Definitely make reservations at The Phoenix at Nepenthe! The host Juan is so kind and Chef Luisa makes one delicious meal! I highly recommend steaks and lots of wine!!

    Li'a2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place was beautiful! We never got to see the top of the volcano because of the clouds but that didn’t take away from the wonderful view! We loved taking naps on the balcony in the afternoons and sitting out there and listening to all the wildlife! It was a perfect beginning to our honeymoon!

    Amber2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had the best time at this place! It was located up the mountain for serenity and privacy. The view is unparalleled with the volcano and lake. There’s so much to do on the mountain itself - go to the eco zoo! It was amazing. Also, had a private toucan and sloth tour with Carlos Yanes. Very happy with the whole experience. Extremely authentic tico life- pura vida!

    Samantha2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • El Castillo en Las Nubes is located on a prime piece of real estate up in the mountains of El Castillo, with a killer view of the lake and volcano. Everything about the place is serene and relaxing, with immaculate landscaping and a clean, spacious home. The closed in porch with windows was a favorite spot of ours, giving us the flexibility to enjoy the nice breeze or just sit and watch the sudden weather changes with the windows closed. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to do it. Some things to note: at least when we stayed, the house next door was under construction, so it was a little noisy from about 8am to 4/5pm on weekdays, but it wasn't all that bad. You should definitely have a rental car for this portion of your trip, and know that the roads leading up to the home, as advertised, are very rough--just take it slow. You will have to drive 30-45 minutes to most activities in the La Fortuna area, but it's well worth it. El Castillo is a nice small town, and there are lots of amazing restaurants nearby (definitely stop at La Ventanita for a burrito and milkshake). Lastly, though we didn't meet them, the hosts, Tomas and Anita, were quick to respond and very helpful answering questions. And John's instructions after booking were extremely thorough and helpful. Come here to get a little distance from the tourists and soak in the peace and quiet. Don't miss the chance to enjoy this place!

    Ryan2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house with amazing views!!

    Andrew2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Epic spot on top of the town! Great privacy and an AMAZING upstairs enclosed balcony. Although this is the highest house up the hill, you can walk higher up the hill for even better views! (Which is already tough to beat the views from the house.) Can’t wait to come back

    Jeff2019-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    The Firefly Retreat house is located in a unique village of El Castillo, called El Millón. This comfortable home accomadates 7-8 guests, with 3 bedrooms and and a pull out couch. 2.5 bathrooms, Wi Fi & satellite TV, new furniture, fresh paint job, new orthopedic mattresses and fully equipped kitchen with complimentary Costa Rican coffee. A/C for extra comfort and of course views of the Volcano & Lake Arenal just standing in the balcony... gorgeous views, breathless moments..
    We love this house. It’s safe and well built. Great view of the volcano and lake with wildlife all around you. It’s minutes from all kinds of great things to do. And if you wanna take a hike... just walk outside and start walking.
    We love this area due to numerous reasons 1st and foremost the location. Nothing like living on the lake with such a spectacular view of the volcano Arenal. Great weather due to the altitude of 2500ft. Completely submerged in the jungle with wildlife all around. There is a butterfly conservatory and snake ZOO right down the road. The volcano observatory is only a few miles away with lots of hiking trails.
  • Nice place. View on the Arenal, close to some good restaurants. Ask Kelly for stuff to do around the Arenal he'll set you up. And make sure to try his restaurant!

    Christian2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly the host is very helpful and with great local tips. Place is big with AC. Good location and washer and drier.

    Narjust2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • The Firefly Retreat is a great house in a beautiful community. We are a family of 6 who found the house very comfortable. Its location is very good, up high with great views, quiet but among the local, very kind people, walking distance to restaurants and some local tourist attractions. There is a good hike up the road or you can take a horse from Lelanders up to a waterfall.

    John2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Firefly house! The location is amazing in the small town of El Castillo with restaurants nearby but also a very local feel. The house has a great view of Arenal Volcano and the Lake Arenal. There is private onsite parking, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. Some of the amenities of the house were more 4 star than 5 star but overall we loved staying here and would definitely consider staying at the Firefly house in the future. Definitely try eating at Kelly's restaurant and we also loved Pizza John's and Howler's. You can hike right from the house up to a ridge with beautiful views and if you are adventurous continue on to a waterfall if you pay a $5 fee to the owners of the property. This was actually the best hike on our trip and it started right from our Airbnb!

    Victor2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Checking in was very easy. Kelly is a great host.

    Nathan2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • awesome experience, great views, hospitality was superb, etc.

    Ed2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • The firefly resort was great. Kelly was very informative and helpful, providing local and off-the-beaten-path tips.

    Jake2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • I spent the first part of my vacation with my Mother and my aunt and Kelly's place was perfect for our small party but also perfect if your party is larger. The space was incredible and each bedroom upstairs shared the wrap around balcony with a stunning view of Volcan's Arenal and Chato and the surrounding mountains and some of lake Arenal. The kitchen is fully equipped to entertain and cook your own meals as well as restaurants in the area to choose from and among them was Kelly's restaurant La Ventanita. Be sure and try the quesadillas and Tico bowl because they are AMAZING! Amigo's restaurant was a close 2nd so make sure you give it a try! Kelly was very helpful and always attentive when needed so don't be shy to drop in at his restaurant or message if you need anything at all. I look forward to my return next year! Live, love and laugh! Pura Vida!

    Rob2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Junior Suite con baño privado, aire acondicionado, agua caliente TV mini bar y con vistas panorámicas al Lago, Volcán Arenal, El Pueblo del Castillo, ríos de aguas cristalinas al bosque eterno de los niños con más de 22 mil hectáreas de bosque virgen
  • Great value. The included breakfast was perfect, location was awesome (very close to butterfly conservatory, eco zoo and an amazing smoothie/burrito bar). Check in and out was easy, saw lots of birds and had a nice stay.

    Jon2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay!

    Tyler2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great place to see the volcano. The cottage is clean, well arranged and comfortable.

    Joseph2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Nice charming country location. Great view of Arenal when the clouds cleared. Fusion Grill is an excellent restaurant with very professional staff.

    James2019-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • We ended up getting a rental from Economy to get away from our boring resort In Potrero to hike the Volcano and go on the rope bridges. Booked this lovely little gem at the last minute and checked in a few hours later. It was a little hard to find as Google maps took us to the base of the hill. It you hit majestic properties and the bar howler's bar and grill, you will find some friendly locals telling you to go back to the soccer field just down the road and take a right and then another right, go up the hill and the hotel is on the right. Would recommend mapping to the fusion grill restaurante, that's where I found the check-in desk and found a young lady who was very helpful. She found my reservation with just my name and confirmation number. She checked us in right away and i paid $10 at the front desk for breakfast for me and my bf in the morning that stops at 9AM. The space had a giant sliding door/ full view window of the beautiful mountain side and a bit of the volcano when the fog clears. Had some towels and a shower and a coffee maker. We ate at the fusion restaurante, it was delicious! My bf had pizza and I had the seafood platter which had muscles, shrimp, squid, and crab meat I believe lol. We had a lovely breakfast and enjoyed the beautiful view from their patio. Only 25-30 min drive from the volcano and u can get gas in La fortuna. We had and awesome stay and would definitely recommend this place 👍👍👍

    Velvet2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend this place. Great staff. The balcony of the rooms is facing the Arenal Volcano.

    Dennis2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice views and every one was helpful and friendly.

    Brad2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot and great views

    Lauren2019-05-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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    This spacious home is known for one of the most stunning views there are in El Castillo. Whether you are looking out of its prominent balcony or large kitchen windows. Always breezy without the need for air condition. With large private garden.
    Very private setting which features a large windows kitchen, dining area and a bar counter, balcony, a master bedroom with bathroom on the second floor. Guest bed room and bathroom on the first floor. There is four people maximum occupancy. There is very extensive garden which is accessible by a walking path and has private access to the river.
    Our neighborhood is a small quiet village of some 500 people whose homes are scattered over two or three ridges stemming from the mighty continental divide. The whole place has somehow an atmosphere of an island due to being surrounded by very strong geographical features like volcanoes, a lake and a large mountain system. We can help you organize adventure tours to the forests, subsistence farms, hiking and horse back riding. El Castillo and the vicinity is home to Sky Adventure zip lines, hanging bridges, caves, butterfly gardens, local eco zoo and numerous restaurants.
  • Great view and awesome space!

    Avery2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The description and photos described the place accurately. The only regret is wishing we could have booked longer. You will love this spacious space with peaceful views of the volcano, hillside and foliage. Glad that we chose accommodations in El Castillo which allowed us to get away from the more touristy areas and into neighborhoods. We were also happy to find a few good restaurants.

    Becky And Randall2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Tomas' home is incredible. The home is very stylish and has all the amenities you will need to enjoy your stay. The small town around the home is charming and everyone is friendly. The master bedroom and bath is huge and the tub has an incredible view. Both beds are comfortable and the living and dining area are open and well appointed. And last but not least the VIEW is incredible, you will find yourself looking at the birds, lake, and volcano for hours. If this place is available book it now!

    Scott2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great view and lots of birds. Roads weren't that bad and 20-25 minutes to anything lake side and 35 to La Fortuna. Bug screens are present and prevent any issues with bugs. There is a rooster that you may want to murder but no control over that. Kitchen was well stocked and it was easy to cook meals there. Way better than the La Fortuna side. Get drinks at the Observatory, lots of animals there!

    Sean2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful week we enjoyed at your property! The view and the feeling of being away from it all were especially appreciated. Everything was clean and the accommodations more than nice. Thank you for responding to any inquiries so quickly and providing helpful info for the area. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone who goes to El Castillo.

    Elizabeth2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place, breathtaking view! As described in the announcement. I would have spent more time there

    Marie-Josée2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place and view.

    Scott2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is our first time In Costa Rica. Tomas' house is unbelievable. Never have we had a more magnificent view. It's panoramic. You could actually sit on the gigantic deck all day and do nothing else. We both took a soak in the tub-which has the same magnificent view. And you never have to close the curtains because although you are in a little neighborhood with really great little restaurants and even a little grocery store and lots of things to do the whole front and sides of the house are completely private. The kitchen had everything we needed. The place is spacious and both couples have their own floor at night. It's close to la fortuna and to everything you want to do. And the restaurants within walking distance are fantastic. It is however quite the trek from the airport but a beautiful drive during the day. A little hairy at night but if you have a phone and you have gps you'll be fine. You'll think you're lost but you aren't. We'll be back. We loved everything about the house, the rain forest, the hiking, the hot springs, the massages and the food!

    anne2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Gorgeous Cottage with Pool and Jacuzzi access and Spectacular Volcano and Lake views.
    - This beautiful Cottage is located at the top of the hill of Majestic Properties and is ideal for newly weds or couples looking for a romantic getaway. - Its equipped with A/C, to keep you cool in the humid rainforest, TV, Wi-Fi and a kitchenette with the basics to prepare energizing breakfasts or romantic dinners. - Guests staying in Pie 1 also have access to the spring fed swimming pool and hot tub, from where you can relax and enjoy fantastic views of the lake and the volcano Arenal. - There are lots of tours to keep you entertained for days, Volcano hikes, Zip Lines, Hanging Bridges, ATV tours, Kayak tours, Rainforest and Waterfall hikes, Horseback riding, Hot Springs, Wildlife watching tours and more. All of these are less than half an hour away from the house. ** Please notice: This Cottage is part of a complex of 3 houses called Pie in the Sky that share the common areas like swimming pool, jacuzzi, BBQ and Laundry facilities.
    Tucked away in Northern Costa Rica, at the Eastern end of Lake Arenal and between the rainforest and Volcano Arenal, the Majestic Properties rest in the peaceful, little village El Castillo. Very safe and very friendly. With a population of approximately 500, you will see more horses than cars and meet people with a passion for nature. At approximately 2000 feet the weather here is always very pleasant, not too hot, not too cold, sometimes rainy, but always very comfortable. Boasting the best views of the lake and volcano, only minutes from the best tours and natural hot springs, its easy for our guests find a deeper connection with nature and themselves.
  • Excellent place to stay if you’re wanting to visit La Fortuna. We will be back for sure.

    Preston2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic view! Quiet, clean, functional. We really appreciated to spend time at the house on the balcony, in the pool and in the jacuzzi. Agustin made good recommendations for activities and always responded to our messages in good delays. The house is 30 minutes from La Fortuna but it worth it because it is so calm and peaceful. We highly recommend!

    Therese2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location with amazing views!

    Osberto2019-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at pie in the sky was amazing! Nothing to complaine about even when the lighting took the power out for split second, the manager came to check on us. *# did reset our ac to make a beeping noise, they quickly responded and were able to relocate us that same morning to their 2 bedroom house on same property. Also their is a restaurant right down the hill and local store less than a mile or two down the road. Highly recommend for a resort type feel with the privacy of staying on top of a mountain side. Side note Definitely suggest renting a four by four to get there the roads are crushed stone and do have many pot holes

    Patrick2018-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Majestic was an incredible spot! We arrived a bit early, and luckily were able to check in (perhaps because it was slow season, but we were grateful after a long drive from SJO!) The pictures are accurate, but seeing the property in person takes your breath away. We enjoyed a morning sunset on Eagles Nest, followed by a dip in the hot tub and pool. Pie In The Sky 1 was clean, and perfect for what we needed... cooking supplies and all. Agustin was very helpful in planning our excersions during our stay, we had reservations at all the spots we wanted to hit in our short stay at Arenal. As long as you don't mind the bumpy 6 mile drive from La Fortuna, the property and hospitality is worth it! We can't wait to come back!

    Sean2018-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, A, Costa Rica

  • Great place and a super restaurant. Kelly is a very helpful host and recommended good local activities, for example we went horse riding with Lilander (Establo Appaloosa) which was a lovely ride up the mountain to a waterfall. We managed to get a ticket and our licence plates confiscated for parking in the wrong place at the free hot springs at Tabacon. Kelly went out of his way on a busy evening to help us find a solution, but CR rules on these things are inflexible and it turned out to be the most expensive hot springs visit ever (and they weren't all that great anyway). - we had to go back to San Jose and swap our hire car for another one. DO NOT PARK ON YELLOW LINES! Thanks Kelly - We had a lovely stay at your place.

    Richard2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • What a cracking place! A really nice, spacious cottage set in beautiful gardens. The birdlife from the terrace was spectacular. Some mornings I couldn’t finish my breakfast because I was too busy reaching for my camera to snap yet another exotic bird! Kelly and his wife are lovely friendly helpful hosts who live next door and run an excellent cheap restaurant. I intended to self cater during my 5 night stay but ended up getting dinner from their cafe twice! Location is superb. A supermarket two minutes walk away, restaurants and a hotel bar with great views for a sunset cocktail/beer. A few minutes walk to the excellent butterfly conservatory. A lovely easy 20 minute walk to the lake, another 20 to a great spot on the river. El Castillo is so beautiful and this place is the perfect base from which to enjoy it! Excellent value for money, I loved my time here!

    Mandy2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • A very large apartment, a warm welcome and a quick response.

    Annie2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Typical cottage in a quiet location. Friendly host and excellent food served in the adjacent tavern. Too bad they don't even serve breakfast there. Price / quality ratio of breakfast in nearby restaurants not particularly exciting

    Mario2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly’s place was very comfortable. He was very helpful with loads of local tips. His restaurant next door was delicious! We absolutely recommend a stay here.

    Lynsey2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay! Food was excellent at the cafe! Loved the surrounding village of El Castillo! Kelly was a great host and shared lots of useful information about the area!

    Christine2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly is very welcoming and responsive, as well as an excellent cook and good advice for the area.

    Chloé2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • I booked this place simply in hopes of getting away from the density of tourists that I've found in other areas. Kelly was superb in communication and ease/flexibility on checkin. When we arrived, we found Kelly to be every bit the friendly host that we had believed. No issues with our stay, the food is phenomenal at the little restaurant, plenty of recommendations! Message me if you have any questions or need further recommendation!

    Kenston2019-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    3

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Balcón del Bosque Lluvioso (Balcony of the Rain Forest) is a charming 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage located on the edge of one of Costa Rica’s most prized rainforests. It sits at an elevation of approximately 2100 feet (700m) with stunning views overlooking Arenal Volcano and Costa Rica’s largest lake- Lake Arenal. The setting, although on the edge of the rainforest, is the small mountain village of El Castillo which offers an abundance of tranquility & just enough connectivity to dispel isolation.
    The lower level comprises a full-sized fully equipped kitchen, glass enclosed living & dining room leading to the lush, colorful, exotic gardens via the outside terrace. The upper level comprises 2 bedrooms suites with a wrap around balcony offering spectacular views of Arenal Volcano, Lake and the rainforest.
    This little village captured my heart and the hearts of many of my neighbors. It's the atmosphere of the Volcano, the jungle, the Lake and it's wildlife, lots of wildlife. Within my 10 years living here I have experience many NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC scenes with my own 2 eyes.
  • We had such a great stay at Kelly’s place! The views are so peaceful and breathtaking. The home is gorgeous and Kelly is a gem! He was so helpful to us in planning our stay and we kept revisiting his restaurant because the food was incredible!! I will definitely stay here when we visit Arenal again!

    Rani2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly's house was even better than we expected - the pictures really don't do it justice! The views were spectacular. Plenty of activities in the area and Kelly was quick to give us suggestions on activities/food/drink (we had the BEST burrito & tacos at La Ventanida). Overall a fantastic stay!

    Mike2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very nice home with a view of the volcano and the lake from the deck. Very easy to find and easily accessible with any vehicle. Next door to a cheap wholesome breakfast. Some street noise in the early evening because we chose to have windows open rather than run the air. We slept like babies. Beautiful yard that extends down back. We spent 2-3 hours every day with coffee or wine reading on the deck looking at the lake and the volcano. El Castillo is a small quiet town with very friendly and industrious people. There are many tours and attractions within 15-20 minutes by car. Kelly the host runs a small restaurant and moto rental just down the hill. He was super helpful with tips on what to see. We were here 5 days and totally lost track of the outside world.

    Ed And Dee2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • The location is perfect, the place is very comfortable, address to remember For a next stay in Costa Rica! Anne and Laurent

    Anne2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy house, and gread outdoors activities in the area

    Daniel2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay in Kelly's home. Kelly greeted us upon arrival and showed us the way to his home, and gave us a tour of his property. The house was clean and beautiful, with a stunning view of the lake and volcano. The porch has a great hammock and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend the place.

    Leah2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to chill. We walked up to the waterfall one day but mostly just chilled on the awesome balcony and counted many many bird species. The place is super peaceful, stylish and has all amenities. It was nice to just cook after eating in Restos for a week! Great space.

    Ian2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Kelly’s place was amazing. The view of the volcano from the balcony was the best around. It was something out of a movie. It was far enough away for everything that it felt like home.... but close enough to drive into town for all of the action. I highly recommend staying there

    Dan2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Located in front of the amazing Arenal Volcano, this Tropical Rain Forest Villa makes it perfect for relaxing and get real and close contact with nature. At the same time offers many adventures around to enjoy adrenaline in a variety of ways. You can walk to Místico Park and get into one of the musts to do in life activities through the hanging bridges, take a 180 degrees Arenal Volcano and Lake view while horse riding, get it to the next level and canyon the river in Spider Monkey Canyon.
    This is a new 42 square meters villa, two queen beds with hotel quality bed clothing. Premium pillows, balcony, and tub in front of the rainforest and the volcano. The balcony has a relaxing hammock with a stunning view of the Arenal Volcano. A/C and a ceiling fan are also part of the comfort of our place. Our place is located 20km from la Fortuna downtown, and 15 minutes away from the most popular hot springs.
    In front of the spectacular Arenal volcano, this is a gated property, located 21 km away from La Fortuna downtown (most popular town around). It is in front of Mistico Park, one of the top attractions in the area. Our property is immersed in the rain forest, ideal for getting you disconnected from your routine. Finally, there are two restaurants in the area: Salt and Pepper (Sal y Pimienta), located in Mistico Park, within walking distance. The other restaurant is called The Blue Ibiscus, located 1/2 mile from our place.
  • Awesome location surrounded by the jungle. waking up to birds every morning was extremely cool and I even got to see some monkeys while packing my car before leaving. Only downside is the hot water didn't stay on long enough for a hot bath. Overall great stay, and would stay again

    Caitlin2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • At first we thought we were lost, going into a park and not the place to stay. But then it all came together and the place was amazing. Looking out into the forest was relaxing and serene. Great place to stay.

    Mark2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • A room with an unforgettable view of the volcano, very good reception service, I recommend 100%

    Elodie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place to stay in La Fortuna area. It's about a 30 minute drive to downtown area and in close proximity to all the tourist spots. We LOVED the view from our balcony. The check-in process was smooth, and Diliana was kind enough to answer her phone when we needed assistance at 1 o'clock in the morning! We couldn't ask for a better host or place to stay. Thank you!

    Camille2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience! Beautiful views (:

    Olivia2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! There are so many wonderful things to write about this place. First let's start with how amazing this company is to communicate with. They are on point with staying on top of messages and any questions I had. They know everything about the area and it took no more than 5 minutes to get a reply. SCORE! They are so friendly and so accommodating!!!!!! This is of most importance to me! Second let's talk about the room. The floor to ceiling windows are so spectacular! Every morning opening the blinds was the highlight of my day. They have huge screens that block any bugs and mosquitoes so you can relax knowing that you are safe with all windows open! I am very sensitive to light and the roll down blinds were perfect for concealing the light coming through! The room has a large bath tub with a big open window overlooking the rainforest but with complete privacy! It was so magical to even use the restroom! Haha! Even the beds and pillows were comfortable. It is also complete with a ceiling fan and AC so it makes you feel like you're at home! I'm not hard to please but these things are also very important to me! The location. It is about 20-25 minutes from La Fortuna but only 10-15 from most Hot Springs. It does sit a bit out so if you don't have your own car it can be difficult to get around. Thankfully we had our own car so it was incredibly easy to come and go! If you don't have your own car they will arrange a taxi service to pick you up and bring you home! 🙌 It is about $30 each way! On the way up and down from this spot is an amazing view of the lake. (pictures don't even do it justice) Amenities.. anything you need is right here on site. They are at the desk from 8am -10pm for anything you need with 24 hour guard service. They can do your laundry on site for a small fee. They have snack and drinks so you don't even have to get in your car to drive anywhere. There is a restaurant right across the parking lot at the entrance to the hanging bridges that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and it is AMAZING they also have a gift shop! Every morning we would walk over before we started our day and have some coffee and breakfast and when we were to tired from our excursions to drive into town we would grab a beer and food and go sit at their outside patio and relax with the best views of the volcano and lake all in one. There is no need to even go to Monteverde to visit the cloud forest because it is right outside your window! These are just a few of the many things this place has to offer. If you are looking for a real Costa Rica experience this is it. You won't be disappointed! Hope this helped with any decision making about staying here. Don't even waste your time looking at other places. THIS IS THE PLACE.

    Amanda2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely location right at the entrance of mistico park! On our way in there was a whole family of peccary just hanging out! On our way out this morning we saw a big group of coatis and a big group of peccary!!! Great location, great view! We enjoyed having coffee on the porch and listening to the morning rain! 10/10!

    Blake2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • This space was amazing!!! Very clean, easy check in/check out. Right in mistico hanging bridges park with stunning views of Arenal volcano. We will miss staying here.

    Emily2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Lower Suite only. Enjoy spectacular Volcano Arenal and Lake Arenal views from the rooftop. Open living area, outdoor patio area, and rooftop patio provide beautiful indoor & outdoor living space in this lush tranquil jungle village just 35 min from La Fortuna.
    Enjoy spectacular volcano and lake views from the rooftop patio. This spacious lower suite also has great volcano views and is a fully equipped open design floor plan with large outdoor patio. El Castillo is a beautiful tranquil village about 35 minutes from La Fortuna. It is nestled in the jungle and surrounded by National Parks where you can explore spectacular river walks, hikes, waterfalls, or spend hours just relaxing in the hammock or swinging chair as you watch the ever changing incredible sky over the volcano and the lake. Many attractions are nearby, such as Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Gardens, Arenal Eco Zoo, Arenal Observatory, Hot Springs, Spas, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Fishing, Sky Adventures Ziplining, Hanging Bridges, Cerro Chato Hike Kitchen has full size refrigerator and gas stove Bathroom features hot water and shower. Original local artwork and hand crafted furniture. Ceiling fans. Sliding screens on windows. 2 Queen size beds. Extra mattress available to accommodate 2 children or young adults. Upper suite also available or whole house can be rented. See link below to see our many excellent reviews or book the upper suite. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4431951?s=b9xJs21P
    Listen to the howler monkeys in the morning and watch the amazing array of birds in this beautiful tranquil neighborhood. Lush green beauty surrounds you with spectacular flowers, birds, butterflies, and wildlife. Short walk up the hill behind the house takes you even higher up to amazing panoramic views of the entire area. Quiet tranquility and yet close to many world-famous attractions. Enjoy spectacular waterfalls, hiking trails, zip lines, horseback riding, hot springs, kayaking, fishing, all in the vicinity.
  • Just a stunning place in all 360 degrees. I wish that I could post photos. Do yourself a favor and book this place if it is available. I can’t wait to come back! If you are a tourist who needs more help, Ericka is so very helpful and recommended activities for us that were perfect for the stay. Thank you!

    Anne-Marie2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great place to stay in el castillo. Check in was very easy and we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Lee2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really nice stay here. The view is amazing and there’s plenty of fun activities available close by, like river rafting and waterfall visits.

    Gabrielle2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Andy and Linda's studio apartment was exactly what my husband and I needed for our week stay! It was very clean and had everything we needed to comfortably cook and live. The location is beautiful and has an amazing view of the volcano. It is a bit remote, so be sure to grab groceries in La Fortuna. Ericka, the local manager, was great!! She was responsive and had some awesome local tips. Great stay!

    Kimmy2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed this place. You really get to appreciate the life of a small village in Costa Rica. Locals were friendly. You get to see the ebb and flow of local activity during the various times of day. It was always quiet at night. The neighbor's dogs are happy to go on walks with you. Make sure you walk up the road that goes up the ridge above the place to great views of the lake, volcano, and mountains and all the way into the forest. We really enjoyed the hummingbirds on the hedge in the mornings. Erika is a great host and can give great tips on local dining and other things to do. We highly recommend the Don Oliva's Chocolate tour which Erika arranged, which provided lots of information about local plants and special fruits grown there with lots of samples. The Mystico hanging bridges location was great. Also the butterfly conservatory is a must on a sunny morning. We loved that there was much to do here but that you could go back to the village casa and feel completely removed from the tourist traffic.

    Marcia2019-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Erika and Gilbert were fantastic. This is a great place. Highly recommended

    Adam2019-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing! It’s beautiful, and within walking distance to Sodas and a few places of interest. If you stay, I highly recommend dinner at Essence Arenal! Also a quick car ride to hot springs, zip lining, and more. You do have to plan getting there at a particular time, because the local host let’s you in and shows you around. We were about 30 minutes behind and I had no cell service to reach out to her and let her know. I felt so bad that she was waiting around! But she was very gracious and gave us a wonderful tour before she took off. I highly recommend this home!

    Julia2019-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! It was a paradis to stay at your place. Good location, beautiful house with a lot of trees and amazing view of the volcano. Thank you to Gilberth And Ericka for precise and fast communication and for all the advice. Also, Thank you for the warm wellcome and to have help us to book the activities . You make our trip. Pura Vida !!!

    Precille2019-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Bienvenidos a cabinas Los Tucanes, estamos ubicados en El Castillo de la Fortuna, Zona Norte de Costa Rica. Desde todas nuestras habitaciones puede disfrutar de una magnifica vista del volcán Arenal y acceder facilmente a las mejores actividades...contamos con información y descuentos para muchas de las actividades que se realizan en la sona
    Ubicado en una sona rural con buena vista, limpio, acceso a wifi, refrigerador, Coffee maker, cecador de cabello, baño privado, parqueo, información y descuentos para actividades.
    Mi barrio es especial puedes escuchar el sonido de las aves al amanecer con hermosa vista y gente muy agradable me encanta vivir aqui por la paz que hay siempre agradesco a Dios por este paraiso que me presta para vivir.
  • Best view to Arenal vulcan

    Johs2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice environment, clean place, and good hospitality from the host! 100% recommendable!

    Sonia2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time

    Karen2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Cabinas los Tucanes in El Castillo was a great location to visit Arenal. Much better to stay in this location than at La furtuna(which is far from everything). the pictures in the description are of all of the different rooms so maybe try to confirm which room you will get as they are all a little different.

    Jay & Fjorenca2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Fanny is a great host, i think. She is very well prepared for the area. It helps if you know what you want to do, she has a lot of tips and she can help a lot. I was a bit "flower-power" and i didn't benefit that much but still she did all she could. The room i stayed in was pretty, Fanny would do service if needed. I didn't get breakfast though, nor did i ask for that matter. Beautiful view of Arenal , very nice restaurant(s) nearby and La Fortuna is close by (about 20 mins of driving). The area where the BNB is located is beautiful too.

    Alex2019-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and well located accommodation, in El Castillo, facing the Arenal. Easy access, nice sodas nearby, everything to please!

    Fabien2018-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Very modern and stylish place, we really liked it. It was clean and welcoming.

    Ilango2017-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fanny's place was clean, simple, and in a great location next to some nice restaurants, a snake zoo, and close enough to Arenal. Highly recommend it.

    Carlos2017-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Hostel la Mamá is located just 30-minutes from La Fortuna in El Castillo, a small town that perfectly represents the real Pura Vida of Costa Rica. We invite you to stay at the area's newest (opened September 2017) and only hostel owned and operated by an authentic Costa Rican family. This 8-bed hostel is your perfect immersion into the natural beauty of our small town in the middle of the rainforest with ever stunning views of Arenal Volcano.
    Only 30-minutes from La Fortuna in the heart of Arenal Volcano country, you’ll find the small village of El Castillo. Hostel la Mamá is comfortably housed at the Soda de la Mesa de Mama, one of the area’s most favorite restaurants of locals and tourists alike. We invite you to stay at the area's newest (opened September 2017) and only hostel owned and operated by an authentic Costa Rican family. This 8-bed hostel is your perfect immersion into the natural beauty of our small town in the middle of the rainforest with ever stunning views of Arenal Volcano. We feature an 8-bed co-ed dorm room with comfortable orthopedic mattresses, as well as all bedding and pillows. Towels are made available for guests with a deposit. Warm water shower is adjacent to the sleeping quarters while toilets are just a couple steps away. The room also features oscillating fans as well as wif and ample electrical outlets for charging phones and devices. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and simplicity and most important of all, the small town safety that exists within El Castillo. Breakfast is included from the delicious Soda de la Mesa de Mama, featuring typical Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs, cheese, plantains and coffee. You'll also find delicious lunch and dinner offerings, as well as ice cream and milkshakes. El Castillo is accessible from La Fortuna by car, taxi, shared shuttle bus or public bus. If driving, there is street parking in front of the hostel and the area is incredibly safe. A taxi from La Fortuna is approximately 15,000 colones ($30). There is a collective shuttle bus that leaves La Fortuna daily at 12:30pm and 5:30 to El Castillo with a cost of 4,000 colones ($8) per person. The public bus departs once each day at 6:30pm with a cost of 1,400 colones ($2.80). The area features a number of exciting activities as well as the perfect location for rest and relaxation. Our Tour Desk is happy to help you facilitate any tours in the area ranging from canopy zipline and hanging bridges tours, to kayaking on Lake Arenal or hiking the trails around the Arenal Volcano. Looking for something more authentic to the area? We’ll help you arrange a horseback ride to a majestic waterfall in the middle of the jungle where you’re sure to be the only person there! Or just walk down the street and watch sun rise or set with magical colors shrouding the impressive Arenal Volcano.
  • Price - quality = super. Conveniently located. Delicious breakfast included. The owner knows English, gave a lot of good advice.

    Константин2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in the heart of El Castillo, the unbeatable value for the budget is perfect and the hosts are very helpful and good food, thank you!

    Matt2019-04-07T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed this hostel! The family was extremely nice and served us a great breakfast every morning. The bathroom was located outside of the room, but the shower was inside the room.

    Kristiana2019-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • My stay in

    Jessica2018-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Come enjoy the magic of our secluded Jungle home with Spectacular Views. Encantada Guest House offers everything you need for a stress free stay. Enjoy Private Use of Entire Home & One Queen Bedroom. Relax in the Hot Tub Spa, Take a Refreshing Dip in the Pool, or Chill on our Elevated Sun Deck and Enjoy the View. Maybe Cuddle up in a Cozy Hammocks for Two or Even toast S'mores over the Gas Fire Pit, Tranquil & Private, Located Close to Restaurants & Adventure Activities. ♥BOOK NOW
    Encantada Guest House is a Hidden Gem nestled on the edge of the Children's Eternal Rain Forest. Our Delightfully Authentic Costa Rican style home, features many upscale and unique amenities. We invite you to come explore all that Nature has to offer in the Arenal area, plus Beautiful Tropical Gardens, Fabulous Lake and Volcano Views, Handmade Artisan Furniture, Comfy Queen Bed with quality linens. Local Art Work, Rain Forest Hiking Trail, Birds, Monkey's, & Toucans. Free Guided Night Hike M-Th at 7PM. Weather Permitting ( Please tip your guide) We greet our guests personally and are always nearby in case you need something and offer free personal Concierge Service can help you with everything from making recommendations to booking a Car Rental or booking your daily tours and activities. ♥BOOK NOW! Your adventure is waiting! Encantada Guest House is located near the Rustic Village of El Castillo, which has several Small Markets and a Tantalizing Variety of Restaurants. and Only Minutes away from all the most Popular Adventure Activities: Ziplines, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, Eco Zoo & the Arenal Volcano National Park. Additional AMENITIES: Eco Friendly, Fresh Pure Spring Water Abundant Wildlife : Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Private Rain Forest Trail Full Guest Kitchen with lots of Extras Quality Linens. Free Parking, Free WiFi, Plenty of Hot Water HDTV & Classic DVD Library, Classic Board Games & Book Exchange Free Local Cell Phone, Free Concierge Service and Activity Counseling. Fully Screened Doors & Windows, In Room Safe Ceiling Fans and Fresh Air Ventilation, 2 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens Protected Rain Forest Habitat, Abundant Birds & Wildlife Spectacular Views of Lake & the Simmering Arenal Volcano. Laundry Service (for a fee), Privacy, Tranquility and Loving Family Pets! Note: a 4x4 or SUV is Strongly Suggested because the Roads in Costa Rica are a Little Rough, including the one up here.. But It's Oh So Worth the View! Encantada Guest House... Experience More!
    You will Love Being Away from all the Hustle of the World and Waking Up surrounded by Nature, everyday! Enjoy Stunning Views and Privacy, While still being close to all the Adventure Activities that Arenal & La Fortuna have to offer! The Charming Rural Village of El Castillo, also has Several Attractions, Tantalizing Restaurants and Small Markets and is within walking distance of the property.
  • We highly recommend Observation Arenal for hiking. We had a nice stay in El Castillo.

    Lisa2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • 10/10 recommend this AirBnb. It is so serene and a very special gem. The hosts are wonderful and very attentive to all of your needs. We will be staying here again! Beautiful place

    Alisha2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great private space with 30 minutes or less to activities such as ATV, Horse back riding , hot springs and etc. host left clear instructions of the house and recommendations of what to do and eat in the area. Enjoyed our stay :) Thank you !

    Xiomara2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful views, clean, and spacious. We absolutely loved our time here! The bed was super comfortable and the house had everything one could need. It was a little bit of a challenge to find the house at night time in the pouring rain but once we arrived we were blown away with the property and the space! Nita and Marty greeted us when we arrived and help us book a few activities. We loved Sky Adventures hike / zipline as well as Los Lagos hot springs. We would love to go back here someday!

    Barbara2019-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Encantada guesthouse! It is very close to the areas attractions and located in a peaceful and relaxing environment with an excellent view on Arenal volcano and lake. Marty and Nita are very warm and welcoming while respecting your privacy and are available to assist with any questions you might have. We highly recommend this place when visiting the Arenal area!!!

    Janice2019-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks to the detailed description, supplemented with map extracts, we immediately found this beautiful accommodation. You can not imagine on the driveway, what a great house on this "Kuhweg" stands. The house is beautifully situated on the edge of a forest with a howler family, which can be observed from a specially created jungle path. The view of the lake and volcano Arenal is magnificent, especially from the available jacuzzi. Standing in the garden lined with flowers and shrubs two seats to stay. The house is equipped with everything we could imagine and more. Everything is well thought out, well organized, sparkling, works perfectly and is in top condition. Thank you very much Nita and Marty for spending 3 days with you in this paradise!

    Hanspeter2019-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent communications, extremely well equipped facility, beautiful views (esp from the hot tub). Nita & Marty were very welcoming & helpful & the puppies were sweet. Note that, as Nita advises, you definitely need an SUV to navigate the driveway! The first time up is particularly daunting but you get used to it. Also, there is no washer/dryer but Nita will do laundry for a fee. We were very happy there as their location is closer than you might think to many restaurants & activities. They are more than willing to book activities & dinners for you, so keep that in mind as well.

    Rick2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfy house in gorgeous settings. House is tailored to American standards. Fantastic wildlife around. Perfect place to relax on the poarches watching hummingbirds, parrots and other birds. The Bed was too soft for us, but I believe most of Americans will find it perfect.

    Laima2019-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Completely New Villa located in front of the Arenal Volcano and next to Arenal Mistico Hanging Bridges Park, this Rainforest Villa is perfect for relaxing and get real and close contact with nature. Our strategic location will allow you to enjoy all Mistico Park attractions like Salt & Pepper Restaurant, the Natural History Walk, Horse Back Riding, and River Canyoning within walking distance. Also, we are 15 minutes away from the most popular hot springs and 25 minutes from La Fortuna downtown.
    This is a new 42 square meters villa, one king size bed with hotel quality clothing — premium pillows, balcony, and tub in front of the rainforest and the volcano. The balcony has a stunning view of the Arenal Volcano and rainforest. A/C and a ceiling fan are also part of the comfort of our place.
    In front of the spectacular Arenal volcano, this is a gated property, located 21 Km away from La Fortuna downtown (most popular town around). It is in front of Mistico Hanging Bridges Park, one of the top attractions in the area. Our property is immersed in the rain forest, ideal for getting you disconnected from your routine. Finally, there are two restaurants in the area: Salt and Pepper (Sal y Pimienta), located in Mistico Park, within walking distance. The other restaurant is called The Blue Hibiscus, located 1/2 mile from our place.
  • Far and away the best Airbnb accommodation I have ever seen. It's a little off the main road, but the trek is very worth it. It's also right next to some great activities. The experience was 5-star resort quality. The staff was friendly and helpful. The view was absolutely stunning. We slept with the sliders open and literally felt like we were at a top notch resort but also in the rainforest.

    Jess2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location great place

    Tommy2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Impeccable cleanliness, excellent location. Great view.

    Fabián2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view, very clean room, I recommend

    Audrey2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Wow. My hubby and I have no words. This villa is beyond anything you could imagine- it’s so quiet, secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of the town and the big resorts. It is truly a tree-house getaway. We had amazing weather and were able to sleep with the windows open to hear the sounds of nature the entire night.. it even rained a bit on the tin roof and the sound through the trees was heaven. Seeing the sunset over the volcano leaves you speechless. We will be back. It was so clean, a great price, and the host and the guy at the front desk were beyond helpful! I would note- you are a ways out.. have transportation planned prior to getting out there, or have a rental. You can’t just scoop up a taxi or call an Uber !

    Angela2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • A true hidden gem! Beautiful peaceful private villa. My husband and I stayed for our 1 year anniversary and wish we never had to leave. It’s it bit of a drive for restaurants but if you don’t mind a 25 minute drive with a killer view we highly recommend this air bnb villa ! The staff is very nice especially Larry ! If your planning on doing the Mistico bridge I would for sure book this for at least one or two nights! It has a wonderful peaceful balcony with a cute bungalow chair! And the king bed is very comfortable! We loved it thru and Thru :)

    Molly2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    We offer 3 rooms in the main house, each with a separate entrance, private bath, queen size bed, a small refrigerator and coffeemaker. These rooms open to a large veranda with a beautiful view of Lake Arenal, Arenal volcano and our swimming pool.
    Nepenthe Bed and Breakfast is Beautiful piece of paradise located in the little town of El Castillo of La Fortuna in Costa Rica. We are 35 minutes traveling west from La Fortuna downtown. Surrounded by the magical rain forest and exotic wild life (like howler monkeys and toucans) you can appreciate the magnificent Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake, enjoy beautiful sunsets from our infinity edge pool or relax in the Jacuzzi or with a Massage in The Blue Lagoon Spa. An advice: because of our location a bit remote up in the hills, renting a car is recommended (a 4WD will be better) as activities and scenic attractions are spread out. This is cheaper in comparison with pay taxi to go to restaurants, attractions or transport from the airport. The Phoenix Restaurante is located on the grounds of Nepenthe and offer a variety of national and international dishes. Amenities: • Spring feed swimming pool • Jacuzzi • Blue Lagoon Spa • The Phoenix Restaurant • Free Wi-Fi Connection
  • Great place for folks who want to be off the beaten path. Really close to the Arenal Parque and Arenal 1968, as well as ATV tours. The road up the hill is a little difficult if you’re not somewhat experienced with Costa Rican roads. Once you’re up there, it has a great view of the volcano, clouds permitting. The pool looks really nice also, but we did not actually get in. Breakfast is provided and it is plenty to eat.

    Marcy2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent. Exactly like the description. The view is beautiful. José helped us a lot despite the language barrier. Thank you

    Eric2019-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great hotel! Amazing view of the lake and the volcano Arenal! Joel has been very nice to us, and took time to show us the plantations they have and we searched for toucans that we finally found. The room was very big, clean and comfortable. I highly recommend! You just need a 4x4 car to get up there, but it’s worth it. Thanks a lot!

    Nicolas2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • To be honest I did not expect such a beautiful place. Although a 4x4 is almost mandatory to ride the climb is worth it. What a view ! Everything was perfect, we even extended our stay for one night. The breakfast is included, excellent that changes every morning. I recommend and I would definitely stay here again

    Tino2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • The view is incredible and the staff are so nice and went out of their way to help us with everything we needed. They were the nicest ever. The room was very clean and the shower products were very nice. I would absolutely stay here again.

    Jessica2019-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great hotel, quiet with views of the lake and the volcano (when it wants to clear!) While bathing in the pool. perfectly clean, friendly staff ... close to parks and mistico pugantes colgantes. Pura Vida Only small problem the chemine ur reach the hotel.

    Alain2019-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with pool. Very friendly stuff and great breakfast

    Urs2019-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing! It exceeded our expectations. You will want your own car as other amenities are not close other than the Phoenix restaurant that they run. Wonderful staff everywhere and breakfasts were good. Coffee supplied was delicious.

    Brenda2019-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    3

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Perfect for a large group or just a couple looking for a romantic getaway, Castle by the Lake is a very Luxurious spacious house located in the peaceful village of El Castillo, an authentic Tico village. The locals here are very friendly and very proud of their beautiful natural surroundings.
    The house is conveniently located near a couple of small groceries and several restaurants and boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a full kitchen and on-site laundry room. Below is a list of our amenities: • Air Conditioning • Linens and Towels Provided • Full Sized Washing Machine and Clothes Drier • Off-street Private Parking • Wireless Internet • Full Size Refrigerator • Stove/Oven • Microwave • Coffee Maker • Toaster • Dishes & Utensils
    Whether it be viewing the Volcano Arenal from your private balcony or the 4 private air conditioned bedrooms for privacy. You can rest assured you and your family or guest will be staying at the most beautiful home in El Castillo with all the amenities for a perfect vacation! The altitude allows for very pleasant weather- not too hot, not too cold, with occasional rains, but always very comfortable.
  • Very kind welcome from Ericka, the house is large and well placed for activities. and super well equipped, The beds are very comfortable. Very good value for money, I highly recommend it.

    Antonio2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The house is spacious, and fully equipped like at home. The woodwork is amazing. Store is across the street, just like the restaurant. Super convenient!

    Agnes2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Alonso’s place is the cutest and most value-for-money you’ll like see. Absolutely loved our stay!

    Bing2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our short 2 night stay! The location is perfect because we wanted to be outside of the hustle and close to the Sky Adventure Park. Wifi is only really good in the upstairs bedroom but not a big deal. The grocery store and restaurant across the street were super convenient, and contrary to some other reviews we thought the street was quiet. We were never woken up at night and felt safe for sure. Great view of the Volcano if you don't have clouds, but just know this is a pretty rainy area year-round (we didn't mind at all)! Host hooked us up with discounts on the Sky Adventure tickets and a local Chocolate/fruit tour which we really appreciated (just message when you book for suggestions!).

    Christopher2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home in a great location next to Arenal Volcano, near zip lining, the Arenal Lodge Observatory is great for hiking, bird watching, restaurant, restaurants are within walking distance of the home. definitely more low key than staying in La Fortuna, but certainly a short drive to that town and activities. Would definitely stay there again!

    Amy2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • El Castillo is a great place to stay during a trip to Arenal area. It's close to restaurants and a small market. The house is stocked with all the essentials. The only downside is the rooster living next door!

    Miranda2019-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • A large and luxurious house. Our family of 5 could really spread out. El Castillo is a nice village and not far to drive to the attractions/ activities. The road from Arenal/ la Fortuna is windy but fully tarmacked. 4x4 is not necessary.

    Paul2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Alonso’s house was ideal for the 7 of us visiting El Castillo. If you’re looking for a calm, peaceful environment, close to all attractions, and just a few steps away from local restaurants and markets this is the place to be. Both Alonso and his friend Erika were also very reactive, and easy to get in touch with at all times. Overall we had a really great experience during our 3 nights in El Castillo.

    Christine2019-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    The Coquito Tree Villa, its a beautiful, modern and secluded Villa with stunning views of Arenal Volcano and the rain forest. Just inside the park at Mistico Hanging Bridges. Great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful immersion into nature!
    Wonderfully clean and stylishly designed with you confort in mind. Offering 2 comfortable Queen size beds, a beautiful balcony to enjoy the view and relax in with someone special, a full bath with a beautiful view of the rainforest while soaking in the luxurious tub! There is a mini-fridge, coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning for your confort and convenience.
    Located inside Mistico Park with lots of potencial to see wildlife, such as coatis, peccaries, toucans, howler monkeys, lots of birds and much more... Within walking distance to the restaurant and Mistico hanging bridges trails. Parking is directly in front of this amazing villa, offering safety and security for you and your loved ones.
  • View and space were great! The customer service at check in was excellent and the location is right by the hanging bridges.

    Marla2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much ! We had a superb stay in this heavenly setting! I recommend +++

    Baptiste2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • A great view on the Arenal volcano ! The room is perfect, confortable and modern. We had a great stay and really loved the place

    Armelle2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • The place is conveniently located right across from Mystico hanging bridges. Which is definitely a must see. The place is absolutely perfect. Very clean. The view from the balcony is gorgeous! You also have a pretty great view from the tub/shower! The sounds of the forest is so serene! They have a few animals roaming around the property like Pizotes and Cariblanco. Gotta be up early to get a glimpse of them. This place is a treasure. I highly recommend! Our host was super informative and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. 5 stars!

    Javier2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Go there with your eyes closed! Or rather with your eyes wide open: the setting is breathtaking, a small house in the heart of Mystico Park, seen breathtaking on the Arenal volcano in the middle of the vegetation, birds, monkeys, coatis live here. The staff are very welcoming, the cleanliness of the place is exceptional. Perfect stay!

    Élo2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing villa! The hosts have thought of every little detail. The views are incredible and allow you to be fully immerse in the rainforest! Highly recommend, however, make sure you have a vehicle if wanting to go to the city or anywhere for meals.

    Gillian2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great place.

    Jean Pierre2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Waking up looking at the rain forest, Arenal volcano and listening to the rain make this spot very special. The space is very comfortable, simple and clean. Theres coffee/tea, a fridge, closet, hair drier, smart tv. It’s a 3 minute walk away from the entrance to the bridges hike and restaurant. The parking is very convenient. The WiFi would cut out in the evenings (not sure why) so download you books/Netflix if you plan on accessing those. But just enjoying the rainforest without interruption of the internet is wonderful also. Would 100% recommend anyone to stay here!

    Misha2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Upper Suite Only. Enjoy spectacular Volcano Arenal and Lake Arenal views from every room. Open living area, spacious balconies, and rooftop patio provide beautiful indoor & outdoor living space in this lush tranquil jungle village just 35 min from La Fortuna.
    Enjoy spectacular volcano and lake views from every room in this upper suite fully equipped open design floor plan with large spacious balcony and rooftop terraza. El Castillo is a beautiful tranquil village about 35 minutes from La Fortuna. It is nestled in the jungle and surrounded by National Parks where you can explore spectacular river walks, hikes, waterfalls, or spend hours just relaxing in the hammock or swinging chair as you watch the ever changing incredible sky over the volcano and the lake. Many attractions are nearby, such as Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Gardens, Arenal Eco Zoo, Arenal Observatory, Hot Springs, Spas, Horseback Riding, Sky Adventures Ziplining, Hanging Bridges, Cerro Chato Hike Fully equipped kitchen with full size fridge, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc. Bathroom features tub and shower. Original local artwork and hand crafted furniture. Ceiling fans. Sliding screens on windows. Queen size bed and full size sofa bed - an extra mattress available to accommodate 2 children or young adults. NOTE: Lower suite also available or whole house can be rented together. See links below to see lower suite listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7750683?s=-55GMVTz
    Listen to the howler monkeys in the morning and watch the amazing array of birds in this beautiful tranquil neighborhood. Lush green beauty surrounds you with spectacular flowers, birds, butterflies, and wildlife. Short walk up the hill behind the house takes you even higher up to amazing panoramic views of the entire area. Quiet tranquility and yet close to many world-famous attractions. Enjoy spectacular waterfalls, hiking trails, zip lines, horseback riding, hot springs, all in the vicinity.
  • Even though a vehicle 4x4 is recommended, it is walkable into town. We didn’t have a vehicle and we did it but it is a bit of a hike. My husband is 65 and I am 61 so if you are athletic, young or both it is doable. The views are amazing. Everything was as expected. It was clean and had everything we needed. There is a breeze so it cool during the day and at night it was chilly. Ericka was a great host. We came into town on the bus from Tilarán and if it hadn’t been for her, we would have gotten off in La Fortuna unnecessarily and paid more for taxi. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

    Elsa2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for beautiful views and a place to get away from life, this is the place. Serene with great views of the lake and volcano. Drink coffee on the deck or porch from the swing or hammock while listening to birds (ok, they do sing a lot and start early). The 4 wheel drive might be overkill but you definitely need ground clearance while getting up to the house from the main road, but worth it! Close to attractions and 25 minutes into La Fortuna. El Castillo is a small village but has good food and a quaint small market for groceries. We prepared several meals in the home and had fun cooking local styles and eating amazing fresh fruit. The place was clean. Not having air conditioning was not an issue as the weather was cool and the home has lots of windows and 2 large french doors with a great breeze (but when you are cooking dinner and it gets stuffy don’t leave the doors open with lights on as the bugs like this, but only a very minor inconvenience). The bed is firm and the roosters wake you up early, so if you are looking for sleeping in and plush maybe you need a resort. But if you are looking for amazing sunrises, drinking coffee watching steam rise from an active volcano, watching the refections off the still lake while taking in nature and unplugging this is your place (Wi-Fi is great if needed btw). We would definitely stay here again and again.

    Richard2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great studio in a quiet location. The view was amazing and there was so much to do in the area. It'll be best to have a 4x4 car to get to the property! I would love to come back in the future!

    Kasey2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Nice house With a well equiped kitchen. Fantastic views! Unfortunately we did not see the vulcano due to the clouds.

    Charlotta2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place is located with optimal views of the Arenal volcano and lake and is very clean and has the right amenities. The rooftop deck was awesome to get fantastic views, and it is located in a place where a lot of birds frequent. Ericka's suggestions from horse back riding, using Olgar for transportation, and local eating options were very good. I would suggest getting a car, and not relying on local transport, as it starts adding up very quickly, since Fortuna is 30 minutes away. For our daughter, this was the most memorable place, since she made friends with a couple of the local dogs here.

    Anand2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious apartment with great views and nice kitchen. Local host Ericka was very helpful with local recommendations and reservations. Highly recommend Phoenix restaurant when you’re there!

    Charlie2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Andy & Linda's place. Ericka and Gliberth - our local hosts - were very accommodating with our late arrival and were always available for any questions we had about the place or the area. We got excellent tips about where to eat (La Ventanida was our favourite!) as well as what activities to do nearby. Ericka helped us arrange Lilander's Horse Tour, which we are extremely thankful for because it was one of the most incredible experiences of the trip or of any trip in recent memory. You can go on an incredible horseback riding tour through private rainforest all the way to Lilander's hidden waterfall. The landscape is spectacular and the view you get from the top of the mountain is unparalleled. The horses are very well taken care of and if you're lucky, a collection of local stray dogs will happily follow you along the path. The town of El Castillo is also very pleasant, and it was nice to be outside the main tourist area of La Fortuna. You still have very quick access to all the activities you'd want to do but get a much more peaceful environment. We highly recommend staying here if you're thinking of visiting the Arenal area!

    Christopher2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great space and great views! Perfect little hideaway in arenal

    Brittany2019-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Paradise Bungalow with Volcano and Lake view. A/C and Free WiFi.
    Come and experience the Paradise with us in one of our beautiful Bungalows. Finished in January 2019 our bungalows are furnished with 2 queen beds to comfortably sleep up to 4 persons, Air Conditioned to keep you cool in the sometimes humid rain forest, free WiFi access and satellite TV. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Lake and Volcano Arenal either from your bed or sitting in a chair of your private porch. You can walk down to the boat ramp and take a dip in the fresh water lake, or drive a few miles and hike the volcano or the rain forest among many other activities.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    La Fortuna, A, Costa Rica

    - This beautiful house is located in the hills of El Castillo, a small country town on the base of Arenal Volcano. The lake and volcano views are spectacular, beautiful sunsets can be often appreciated from the front porch as as well as toucans, wild turkeys and many other types of birds. - Also, guests at Villa Esperanza have FREE access to the Swimming pool and Jacuzzi at Hotel Linda Vista, which is located at just 500 yd. from the house.
  • My daughters and I stayed here for 2 nights which was not enough. The views of the lake and Arenal volcano are AMAZING! We ate at the Phoenix restaurant at Nepenthe, the food was delicious and the staff were more than hospitable. We spent our morning in the rain at the Tabacon hot springs which was a great way to enjoy a raining morning. We used the pool facilities at Hotel Linda where the staff were also very friendly and hospitable and the view was just as amazing as the view from the Villa. The location is very remote but it was worth the drive.

    Asia2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location and views! Lots of light and windows! Very comfortable house for our group of 5. Need to be careful to have Tupperware or use refrigerator to store food. Leaving food out will attract ants. Availability of a swimming pool was welcome.

    Bonnie2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The view is amazing and the road up to the house is very rough, but the view makes it well worth the effort. The view over the pastures, over the lake to the volcano makes you never want to leave.

    Richard2019-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • This home has an amazing view of the volcano. Very relaxing, close to LA Fortuna and a variety of outdoor activities. The house was a little hard to find; however, the host answered all our calls and was extremely helpful in guiding us up the mountain. If you are looking for a Zen experience away from the city, this is the spot for you! We also got to use the beautiful pool in the Hotel next door. Will Definitely come back!

    Belen2018-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely STUNNING view of Arenal. We visited in rainy season so it was awesome to fall asleep to rain on the metal roof - very relaxing. Also got to listen to the Howler monkeys in the morning and watch the lightning bugs at night while listening to the river below us <3 Close to lots of stuff to do- we hiked Arenal, checked out El Castillo Serpentarium and hit up La Fortuna and Tabacon too. All within reasonable distance. Breakfast before 8 is virtually impossible to find in El Castillo so plan ahead. Bumpy roads but that's all part of the adventure ;)

    Madeleine2018-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view!

    Bryan2018-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • The place was private and perfect for one or two couples. Can't say enough about the view! View of lake and volcano as pictured. There are lots of wonderful animals nearby: horses, cows, cat and dogs. It is up a steep hill so you need a four wheel drive to get there.

    Julia2018-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • The house is in a prime location if you're looking for amazing views. The surrounding area has several restaurants very close, activities are close most originating out of La Fortuna. Very Beautiful place with friendly people, excellent combination.

    James2018-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

    Eclectic, minimal, comfortable. Inviting you to let nature guide you and be at peace. Experience the grace of nature in the breathing of the rainforest, the sun rise, magnificent lightening, stars beyond counting, birds calling to their beloveds, the river below.
    Unique and simple in design and furnishings. A blessing to share this gift. Extended stay rate available. Tables in sitting area can be moved for yoga, meditation, movement practice.
    Travelling solo, with a best friend, a new friend, family, El Castillo is a wonderful little village off the main road between Fortuna and Nuevo Arenal. Tranquil. There are many activities are within 20 minutes and even within walking distance. And even just sitting and observing. Fresh milk and cheese available for purchase from neighbor.
  • Anna’s place in El Castillo was an excellent way to enjoy Arenal and the surrounding area off the beaten path. We repeatedly remarked on how happy we were that we chose this Airbnb instead of a hotel near La Fortuna. The casita has all the amenities you need and more, and Anna is an excellent host. She brought us fresh eggs, bananas, bread, etc. and was very responsive to our messages. I highly recommend choosing this host and property for your Costa Rican getaway!!

    Ally2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is our second time here and it was better than ever. Truly a magical stay.

    Heather2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to stay on a beautiful mountainside, with colorful birds flying all around, breathe in clean cloud air, and take in lush breathtaking views, this is the place to be. We enjoyed walking into ‘town’ and enjoyed eating at several restaurants. We did the hike to Rafas waterfall. probably the coolest/hardest hike for a newbie like me. I’m so happy we conquered the 3hr hike because the views from atop were outstanding. And the waterfall was stunning. You must bring plenty of water! I am very grateful my man is always super prepared because I was not. Anna is a wonderful and gracious host. She was very kind and helpful, yet let us have our privacy. I enjoyed the little talks we had together. We cannot wait to return to the Pura Vida life in El Castillo.

    Magen2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • The landlady was helpful, she did enormous washing of our things, so we could be fragrant leaving. A house with a fantastic view of the volcano and the surrounding mountains, it can not be restored "one billion dollar view." At ANNA we ate the best bananas in the world. Delighted horses. Even when you arrive at night you will be warmly welcomed. The landlady was helpful, she did enormous washing, so we could be fragrant leaving. A house with a fantastic view of the volcano and the surrounding mountains, it is not restored "one billion dollar view." At ANNA we ate the best bananas in the world. Delighted horses. Even when you arrive at night you will be warmly welcomed. Wow! Jaceki Magda from Poland / European Union

    Jacek2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Anna’s home is absolutely amazing. By far the best location of any Airbnb we have been to. Truly a stunning and peaceful place. Extremely clean and Anna is very helpful with local tips. She also has a wonderful dog Pablo. We loved visiting with him as we miss or dogs back home. Anna’s place is an absolute steal and worth every penny.

    Danielle2019-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Anna's place is peaceful and beautiful, real serenity.

    Polly2019-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Anna's place was absolutely magical! I would highly recommend it to anybody. It had a wonderful view. It was clean and well equipped. Anna was quite delightful, offering local tips and guidance as needed. It was open air, so you must be okay with a little Jungle touch. Well worth it! if you are looking for something relaxing yet immersed in nature's goodness, then this is a must. it is close to La Fortuna and the hot springs, but far enough to fee like you are in your own oasis.

    Heather2019-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Anna’s place was an absolute dream :). Not only was she super communicative throughout the whole process and there to greet us personally when we arrived, but she had fresh vegan banana bread in the fridge for us and the most amazing suggestions for local adventures. We took her up on the horseback tour with her neighbor Lilander, and that was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!! I think my favorite things about Anna’s place (aside from her incredible hospitality) were the view and outdoor kitchen space. You can truly soak in the jungle of Costa Rica, listening to rushing water from the river below and seeing an insane amount of stars and even fireflies flitting around at night. During the day, the flowers around the property are filled with hummingbirds, and you can see Anna’s horses come up for water and food. This place is truly magical - 10 out of 10 would recommend.

    Claire2019-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Beautiful, modern and secluded Villa with stunning view of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Just inside the Park at Mistico Hanging bridges. Great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful immersion into nature!
    Wonderfully clean and stylishly designed with your comfort in mind. Offering 2 comfortable queen size beds, a beautiful balcony to enjoy the view and relax in with someone special, a full bath with a beautiful view of the rainforest. There is a mini-fridge, coffee maker, wi-fi, TV with Netflix and air conditioning for your comfort and convenience.
    Located inside Mistico Park with lots of potencial to see wildlife such as coatis, peccaries, toucans, howler monkeys and much more! . Within walking distance to the restaurant with fresh food and natural juices, where you can dime while enjoying a gorgeous view of the Volcano. Parking is directly in front of this amazing Villa, offering safety and security for you and your loved ones!
  • This was the coolest place to stay in. It was like a hotel. Very safe area. Beautiful. We saw ant eaters daily and had a monkey that seemed to loved hanging out in the trees at our villa. We would stay here again.

    Christina2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This was a truly magical stay. We are so thankful to have found it because it made our first three nights in Costa Rica perfect. Our favorite part was waking up to enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the unreal views. It was peaceful, clean, and overall, just way above all of our expectations in every aspect. Everyone was so pleasant and accommodating. You’ll obviously see a few insects but staying in this villa is absolutely worth it. We highly recommend, and we will definitely suggest family and friends to stay here.

    Sara2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Recommended place! A very beautiful villa in an amazing place. A lot of tranquility, nature and comfort.

    Nina2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • WOW....What a view! This place was a VERY unique experience. Arenal was right across the street, and the room was perfect!

    Ryan2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place was clean and BEAUTIFUL! The full wall of windows look out into the rainforest and the balcony was such a peaceful place to sit, have coffee, and look out into the trees. We even saw monkeys on our way to check out in the morning! The location is great- just a quick walk across the parking lot to the hanging bridges. Would definitely stay again!

    Sarah2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wow, this space was incredible! We were blown away by the design and surroundings of this stay. It is far better than advertised, and our only regret is that we did not book another night stay to enjoy more of the beautiful scenery in front of our room. The location is about 10 mins to Arenal volcano and 20 minute drive away from The Springs resort and our waterfall rappelling excursion. I highly recommend this beautiful room!

    Vivian2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • This villa is everything that you want when visiting la fortuna! Very clean and incredibly beautiful. Also super nice being right beside mistico and in a gated space. We were extremely sad to leave. Highly recommend staying there!!

    Amelia2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible views! The place is dreamed, in the middle of the jungle. We will definitely recommend and will be back !!

    Diego2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    En nuestro alojamiento puedes encontrar una zona verde con jardines una vista al majestuoso volcán Arenal puedes ver diferente tipos de aves y otro tipo de animales es un lugar tranquilo familiar y cerca de los atractivos de la zona .
    Lugar tranquilo para relajarse.
    Es un barrio tranquilo afueras de la ciudad.
  • Place to choose for a superb view of the Arenal Volcano! Karen offered us several activities. She is very nice !

    Michel2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The view of Arenal Volcano from our room was absolutely spectacular - so amazing to wake up to each morning. Karen was very kind and helpful with all of our requests. The wifi didn't really reach to our room but when we sat in / near the office it worked well. I will definitely stay here again!

    Jocelyn2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Even if the volcano was hiding behind the clouds, we had a very good stay at Karen's! The accommodation is quiet and well located (the city center is a few minutes by car). The bedding is correct and the accommodation clean. Karen is welcoming and attentive to her hosts!

    Justine2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring Arenal area and a great value. Karen had some great hookups on activities slightly discounted. My only reservation is we had the cabin closest to the road and you could sometimes hear large trucks going by. I would recommend the cabins at the very back.

    Josh2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • This place was our favourite of the trip! The view was amazing and Karen is the sweetest lady. Would definitely recommend staying here!

    Meghan2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Karen and her place were wonderful!

    Rachel2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Easy check in and she was very kind and accommodating

    Aurelio2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean place and Karen is so so nice and service minded, even helped us slice up some fruit that we brought with us. We only speak un poco español and Karen un poco ingles but there was no major problem with that, we got the best service ever. Karen helped us book activities with a discount and gave good tips about the area. Nice view of the volcano when the clouds clear, cows grazing in the fields and you can see fireflies at night! Nice warm water, good ac and probably the cleanest place we stayedin out trip to Costa Rica. Really recommend this place! Only thing was that the refrigerator sounded like it was about to take off anytime, but no worries with that we just unplugged it at night. Road was quite close to the cabin but that was no problem for us 😊

    Johanna2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Alajuela Province, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

    All of the comforts of a bedroom a little closer to nature. Electricity, windows and lights, lockers and cement floors with bed.
  • A place you do not want to miss! We stayed in one of the tents and this was our best experience so far! The place is beautiful lots of birds, delicious food organically grown, the jacuzzi is nice to chill after a lovely hike. And do not forget to go on the hike to rafaels waterfall it is beautiful and very quiet. I would 100% recommend this place to you!

    Marit2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great time here. Loved hearing the rain fall on the roof of the tent at night. Amazing views of the volcano.

    David2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • You can choose how much comfort you want (own or shared bathroom, room or tent ...). We had the simplest variant: tent and shared bathroom / toilet outside the tent. Everything is clean and is cleaned at least once a day. The brushing in the open air we have found very special :-). The showers in the tent area sometimes had problems with the hot water: fortunately we were allowed to use a shower in the upper area. The view from the tent terrace on the Arenalsee and the jungle was beautiful. In the morning we were each awakened by a "jungle concert" (birds, monkeys, etc.). We were worried that the kids might fall out of bed. When we communicated this, something extra was made for us out of bamboo and attached to the cot to prevent this !!! It even looked nice ;-)! Although we can understand that the food may be a little one-sided for non-vegetarians, we found it good: healthy, natural and every day from another country. We felt it as a family oasis, met very nice people and exchanged a lot. The offered cocoa tour on the farm is highly recommended: very informative (you learn a lot about permaculture and plants in general) and then you can make chocolate yourself (Melissa has taken a lot of time and gives us her enthusiasm :-)) ...

    Esther2019-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Atypical place in an exceptional setting (superb view). Atmosphere and staff very friendly.

    Kevin2019-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • OMG, what an amazing time we had! We had a perfect view of the Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake. Everything was so beautiful. Staying in a tent was definitely and experience. Jairo was SUPER nice and welcoming. I had lost a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses the night before, and his team look diligently for them. Within an hour, I received a message from him that they had been found! Jairo has a good & humble team at this place. Food was great, and love the fact that they are vegetarian :) I am definitely coming back again next year so my father can have my same experience. PURA VIDA!!!

    Jessica2019-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed 4 nights at Essence and it was perfect! That gave us enough time to settle in, rest, meditate, explore our surroundings, and enjoy many delicious meals!

    Megan2019-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Essence Arenal! We stayed in one of the tents which was rustic but had everything we needed. The views here were absolutely amazing and the food was delicious. We also enjoyed yoga at the farm just a short walk away. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Valerie2019-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. The drive there isn't very bad on most of the roads but we did have a 4x4 to make some of the less kept roads a bit more navigable. The staff are amazing and the food is all grow in their magical farm on the property and so delicious. Washrooms are clean and our tent had one of the best views. Well worth the drive and so many great places to explore around the property as well. Cant recommend this place enough if you are looking for something a bit more rustic but with amenities. I will be back

    Jana2019-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Tent


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Las Cabañitas de Sammy - Morpho. We are a growing family project. We offer a new studio type cabin, fully equiped with everything you need, luxury details, corridor with a direct and beautiful view of the volcando and private pool with a wooden deck. You will also find a common area with a pool table, counter top, cooking equipment, perfect for some family time. The studio also has wide and beautiful gardens all around, parking lot, security, wifi and satellite tv.
    We offer a fully equiped luxury apartment perfect for familes or groups of friends with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano, AC and satellite tv. You will have a private pool, deck and front garden, surrounded by beautiful nature as well as access to a common area with a pool table, bar and board games. We provide laundry service at $10 per basket. All of our guests receive a 20% discount at the Mistico Adventure Park located just up the hill from the property on attractions like the Arenal Hanging Bridges and Horse Back Riding tours!
    The studio is located in a private property, in the middle of a forest area. We have two cabins and a common area, it is a gated property with a guard round the clock. It is very secluded and secure, a great place to enjoy and connect with nature.
  • Exceptional view of the volcano. Perfect location, close to activities. The pool table and the pool is a plus, not to mention the monkeys that we could observe.

    Annie2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a nice time. the view of the volcano is breathtaking.

    Anthony2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • This spot is a gem!!! Incredible view, clean, spacious, comfortable beds, huge shower, everything you need to cook a beautiful dinner at home, lovely space.

    Chrissy2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Magnificent house, with my husband and our 3 children we felt really safe and in a peaceful and restful environment. The view of the volcano is exceptional. Fabricio is very responsive. At the slightest question he is there. Lots of kitchen utensils, towels, soap, WiFi, air conditioning, swimming pool, games room, possibility of washing and drying clothes. Everything for a dream stay, we will come back for sure !!

    Kelly2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is located in a super secure place behind a guarded gate, right next to the hanging bridge park. Super beautiful view and a great garden space. Good hot water, AC and wifi :) Fabricio was very good at communicating and friendly.

    Sohee2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location! Ideal to contemplate the volcano. Very good service.

    Hector2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • I recommend ! Magnificent view, clean and cozy place !!!

    Victor 2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • The house is in a great location. You wake up in the morning and look directly at the Volcan Arenal, which we were allowed to admire every morning completely without clouds. And it is only 2 minutes drive from Mistico Hanging Bridges Park. Fabricio and Rosalba are great and friendly hosts and were always on hand when you needed help. The private pool was of course well received by our children. Everything was clean and we felt right at home. We would love to come back.

    Constanze2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Lugares de interés: parque Nacional Volcan Arenal, Cerro Chato, Lago Arenal, Aguas Termales, Sky Tram, Sky Trek, Puentes Colgantes, Serpentario, Mariposario, Cabalgatas, Raffting, Kayaking, Sport Fishing Lake Arenal. Te va a encantar mi lugar debido a las vistas, la ubicación, la gente y el ambiente.
    Somos un pequeño lugar familiar con 10 habitaciones tipo cabañas, especial para las personas que se quieren alejar del bullicio de la ciudad y a la vez estar cerca de todas las actividades de la zona del arenal.
    El Castillo es un barrio muy tranquilo rodeado de naturaleza y como Bosque Eterno de los Niños, Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Lago Arenal y Reserva Santa Elena.
  • Great place to stay with a beautiful view of Arenal vulcano and lake. The restaurant is fine and the staff nice. We had some trouble finding the place at first because there was no wi-fi in the area. When we found the place we could use their wi-fi.

    Sofie2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect view and space for my partner and me. We booked within a couple hours of arriving and everything was ready upon arrival. Would absolutely recommend!

    Laura2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Fermin is incredible! Got us place to place on time and helped us see so much in only one day in La Fortuna. Daniela was also very helpful to help us with activities like hiking and going to the waterfall. Pool table was a ton of fun. Nice touches with towels. Would have been incredible view of volcano, but it was cloudy both days. Rained a ton - bring rain gear!

    Anthony2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hospitality, efficient check in, great location. Recommended!

    Lorenzo2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • I had a room not a bungalow but perfect views if the volcano, extremely clean, and staff were lovely. Drinks in the bar were expensive but breakfast was included which was a nice touch

    Katrina2019-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • This place was incredible! You can see the volcano from your room and there is a nice bar that you can hangout at with a view of it as well. The outside area of the bar was amazing! The stay also comes with free breakfast and the people are so friendly. They will help you plan events and always are welcoming. Would definitely stay here again.

    Allison2017-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place was amazing, went there with my wife, daughter and in-law, who is on a wheelchair, service was perfect right from start they set us up on an accessible room next to front desk, the room was clean, and handicap friendly, the view was breathtaking!. Food at the restaurant was world class and reasonably priced. Fermin set me up with his brother to go fishing on the lake, even tough fishing was not good, the ride was amazing breathtaking scenery on the foothills of the volcano and definitely a worthwhile experience. Everybody on the hotel was extremely nice and service was excellent! Thanks for a great experience at a fair price. Will definitely go back and recommend it 100%. You cannot go wrong with this place.

    Thomas2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • If you're looking for secluded, private, and scenic, you've found it here. If renting a car, it's best to get a 4x4. The road is a bit bumpy getting here. The restaurant at the hotel and La Ventanita down the hill were delicious and good prices. Grounds were beautifully landscaped. We also went to the Butterfly conservatory up the hill. That was a lot of fun. Arenal is a fun time!

    Abby2017-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Cool and cozy ground level apartment with private yard in a quiet neighborhood of El Castillo, a small village nested between lake and the foothills of NP Volcan Arenal. Ideal for nature lovers, couples and families, both the low key and the high adrenalin. Just a walk, a hike or a short drive away is a plethora of activities from private rainforest hikes to falls and rivers, horse back rides, zip lines, hanging bridges, hot springs, kayaking and a selection of restaurants.
    The house is getting plenty of breeze at 2,400 feet elevation but features ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room for extra hot days. Solid concrete walls also help to keep the space nice and cool. Both bedrooms have sliding door with screens to a sitting porch with hammock chairs. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. All windows are also equipped with screens. Laundry services available for a fee. Please inquire. Link to upstairs apartment listing if needed https://abnb.me/7eENEEAp4V
    Away from hustle and bustle but with all commodities on hand or near by. Local geographic diversity includes large lake, volcanoes, mountains, rain forest. Small village.
  • An amazing place Recommended for bird lovers.

    Ruth2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very good a nice stay thank you

    Francine2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • The property is located at a fantastic spot. We could not be happier. Tomas and his family was a great host during our stay. If you intend to stay in the area, I highly recommend it

    Olcay2019-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • I have enjoyed staying at Tomas’s place many times over and I have recommended it to my friends.

    Farrah & John2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay at Tomas’s place! The apartment was incredibly clean and had everything we needed for a weekend visit. Highly recommend this place if you are looking to explore Arenal. The location was excellent!

    Elizabeth2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time. Thank you.

    Farrah & John2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • The beautiful and comfortable apartment is very clean and looks exactly like described in airbnb and shown in the pictures. Tomas was a very friendly und extremely helpful host. He organized a horse tour for us where we had amazing views of the volcanos and the lake. The horses were very gentle and we felt very safe even we were beginners in horse riding.

    Agnes2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place

    Alejandro Delgado2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Welcome to Casablanca! A cozy/small foot print architecture ( designed by the owners themselves) with a feeling of plenty. The house has two comfy bedrooms, each with private bath and dedicated air conditioning. Watch the sun rise over the volcano from the upstairs master suite. Come for a quiet healing retreat, indulge your inner daredevil at the many adventure tour sites located nearby, or maybe a little of both...
    -"Small" living without sacrifice. -virgin water straight from the aquifer, excellent for drinking -Modern comforts. -Elegance in the jungle -Hidden gem -All new with custom furnishings -bird watchers delight -meditation space (gazebo) -Views of the volcano and lake Arenal -area to hang hammock, enjoy yard games, have a picnic -Laundry services available for a fee. Please inquire.
    A unique small Costa Rican village, El Castillo is nestled on a wonderfully vegetated hill. Casa Blanca is located in the area of El Castillo known as Million. Share the village with lots of locals (both the human and animal kind). Enjoy serenity and views of both the volcano and Lake Arenal. We are so fortunate to be able to drink virgin water (no added chemicals and high Ph) directly from the aquifer. We welcome and invite you to experience this magical place!
  • Casablanca and the La Gavilana team were absolutely amazing! The photos are incredible, but nothing can possibly prepare you for how magical this location is. The house itself is exceptionally well done and very clean with all the little amenities that make your stay easy. The little town of El Castillo is beyond charming and all the experiences to be had all over the region are once in a lifetime. Just a tip, four wheel drive is a necessity and the first time you drive up the hill you might wonder if you’re going the right way, but Tomas’ directions were perfect! You’re close enough to La Fortuna for all convinces, but far enough away for complete peace and quiet.

    Melissa2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Hi Tomas, loved both places. At this place we wanted to tell you that the downstairs bathroom toilet keeps running water, so you should check that out because it also makes noise. Just left a 5 star review. Thank you.

    Becky And Randall2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend & I stayed at Casa Blanca for 3 nights and had the time of our lives! Tomas was an exceptional host - quick to respond to messages & even helped us craft our itinerary. He recommended hiking at Mirador El Silencio, which is in sight of Arenal, but is a private wildlife reserve with far fewer visitors/tourists. We also signed up to take the Food Forest Hike tour through his business, La Gavilana, and felt that we had an authentic & one-of-a-kind experience..couldn't recommend this tour enough. Casa Blanca itself was gorgeous and contained all amenities we needed for our short stay. The house comes with 2 hammocks and there is an area with hammock hooks perfectly positioned in sight of the lake & surrounded by so many birds. We enjoyed waking up to the sounds of nature and would highly recommend staying here!!

    Christie2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • This slice of paradise was just what my partner and I needed to cap off our lovely Costa Rican escape.

    Pat2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Magnificent Villa In the middle of nature Birds and squirrels can be seen running around Tomas has provided binoculars, I’m very appreciative It was great

    Delphine2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • So loved Casa Blanca! Unique small footprint design has everything you need. The upstairs bedroom is stunning. Great water and water pressure which was great for showers after a day of hiking. The grounds are beautiful and inviting. Tomas is a great host and we hope to return in the future!

    C Heidi2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view of the volcano with a lush garden populated with many different birds. The accommodation is located high with a great view of the volcano and the surrounding area. The place was clean and comfortable. The hosts were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions. We've been on several bird tours and we've seen all the same birds that are located in the garden. We would definitely be visiting again.

    Jai2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • This place had the most incredible view of the volcano! It was equipped with many conveniences I wasn’t expecting (Ie coffee, dish soap) which makes traveling much easier. The local people close by were so friendly and hooked up with a private horse back riding tour with Lilander Alvarez (I highly recommend this) who is located around the corner from the home! I would definitely stay here again.

    Kerri2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    El Castillo, Costa Rica

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