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.
“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.”
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.
“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!”
Welcome to Mystic View, a spacious NEW comfortable home that comes with the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica's rain forest and Arenal Volcano. From your private terrace, you will be greeted with the sounds of toucans, parrots and monkeys, as Arenal Volcano rises through the mist. You will also enjoy glorious sunsets and horses grazing nearby. Mystic View is a place of peace and tranquility. For excitment, you are merely minutes away from many adventures that await your experience in Costa Rica.
“This place is ASTONISHING! The views are to DIE FOR! We wish we would of literally stayed more days at the Mystic View and regret not doing so. This by far, hands down this has got to be the best airbnb I've stayed at...EVER! Keep in mind, you are in the mountains so the road there can be a little challenging and intimidating but you get used to it after the second day. So if crazy turns and bumpy roads aren't your thing, this ain't for you. You for sure need a 4x4, no ifs, ands or buts! Also you will be getting mosquito bites so be prepared out there. The property manager, Kelly, is very welcoming when your picking up the keys at his restaurant (be sure to eat at his place, great food). I'm glad he's in the mix otherwise, we would of never found of the place so he is definitely needed to take us to the property. Last but not least there is a dog in the neighborhood who is very friendly! We decided to name him Bruno (even though we realized it was a female the last day). When we went down to the waterfall that's around the property, Bruno followed us...actually lead us there should I say. When I separated from the group he waited for me and kept watch of the others, you can tell he wanted us together. Please take care of Bruno and he will take care of you if you stay at the Mystic View. I will definitely be back and stay longer than 3 nights if they are still hosting!”