Nepenthe B&B... Unique views!!

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Millon - El Castillo, El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Your host, Agustin
39 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

• 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.

We offer three rooms in the main house, each with a separate entrance, bath and a queen size bed and a small refrigerator. These rooms open to a large veranda with a beautiful view of Lake Arenal, Arenal volcano and our swimming pool.

We also have four cabinas located on the level below the main house and pool. The cabinas each accommodate four persons with a queen size bed and a futon that opens to a double bed. The cabinas have private baths, kitchenettes and private patios with hammocks, lounge and rocking chairs. All have beautiful, private views and are a few steps from the pool and the main house.

** 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.

** Now offering dinners in place at Tres Cabras Restaurant!!!

• 3 double rooms at the Main house
• 4 cabañas with queen bed, double futon and kitchenette.
• Prívate Bath/ Hot Wáter
• Ceiling Fan
• Mini-fridge
• Coffee maker
• Free Internet
• Jacuzzi
• Swimming pool
• Blue Lagoon Spa services available
• Private relaxing atmosphere
• Spectacular Lake and Volcano views
• Friendly and personalized service
• Delicious breakfast
• Exotic wild life

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 10
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • First of all the view, it was amazing with lake and volcano next to each other. Second, the people we super helpful and friendly. Every issue that we ran into was taken care of. Agustin and his staff work to make sure you have as pleasant an experience as possible. He will work with you to schedule and confirm any trip you like. You should definitely do the zip lining tour, which will get your heart racing and has a view that you will never forget. We had a great time and I can't imagine anyone else not having the same. Thanks Agustine!

    June 2014
  • What a great place to stay! The room at Nepenthe was great, and Augustin was kind and helpful. Ryan and Rebecca made us some fantastic food and we had a wonderful time in the Arenal area. Will stop in next time, and hope to try the new restaurant.

    May 2014
  • Beautiful view with amazing authentic breakfast made by Augustin and company

    April 2014
  • I had a great stay at Nepenthe B&B. I don't think the pictures of this place reflect the actual beauty of this place. Overlooking Arenal Lake, and the Volcano, late at night you can see the Volcano Peak at a hot pink, just gorgeous. The rooms were nothing special. Decent size beds that accommodated my group of 5. Although there is no AC, you won't need it since the area is relatively cool. The rooms had all the essentials and was very clean. In regards about the breakfast and dinner, I did love how every morning, the menu was different. The complimentary breakfast was usually eggs or pancakes with tasty fresh fruit. Eating outdoors and over looking the view every morning made me want to stay there longer. (even saw a toucan while eating). Every night they serve a lovely home made dinner. First night i had a classic Costa Rican dinner while the second night it was homemade pasta. It was intimate, lovely, welcoming, and made our stay that much better. I definitely recommend having dinner there. And you may be eating there anyways since the downside of the bnb is the location. It is a little difficult to find and the unpaved roads leading to Nepenthe was a massage i didnt ask for. If you are driving to this BNB, i recommend knowing your sunset times and try to find this place with daylight as the signs at night were very difficult to see. As much as it was a struggle to get to this BNB, it was worth it. Don't forget the infinity pool, taking a dip in the water overlooking the sunset, it was one of my memorable nights in Costa Rica. I highly recommend this place. Thank you to everyone at Nepenthe and Agustin for being so helpful accommodating us.

    March 2014
  • The nicest place I stayed in CR. Cabins are quite spacious and clean, mine had a hammock and rocking chair on the terrace so could spend even more time enjoying superb view on the lake.
    Great breakfasts!
    I also recommend to go for dinner that is prepared by Rebecca - you will not regret it. :)

    March 2014
  • Had a great stay at Nepenthe b&b, room was big enough for the 4 of us and we had a lovely patio with stunning views across the lake.
    Ate at the restaurant the first night and the food was really tasty and a great deal too.
    Breakfast was also really nice and filled us up for the day.
    Would highly recommend Nepenthe B&B to anyone that wants to stay in the area.

    February 2014
  • The place is clean, well located and nice. The view is beautifull. The host is absolutly kind and gave us a lot of good advises. The restaurant is really good. I defenetly recommand this place!

    February 2014
  • This is an amazing place! I had stayed only one night and I drove for 6 hours to get there. It was worth it!! The view is breathtaking! Augustin is a lovely guy. I felt very welcomed there. I hope one day I come back!

    January 2014
  • Nepenthe is a little far from the main road to La Fortuna, and you'll have to be prepared for some rocky gravel roads. However, the views of Lake Arenal (and the volcano when it's a clear day) from Nepenthe are worth it alone. Also, Ryan and Rebecca, who run the restaurant Tres Cabras, soon to be a separate extension just at the foot of Nepenthe, made our stay heartwarming. They offer an incredible Table D'hote with wine included and they will quickly become good friends. We (email hidden) drinking wine and talking with Rebecca while she cooked one night; another night a bunch of us played music till late after dinner was finished. It was like being at a friend's dinner party every night. Lots of interesting owners from the area pop in, too. Our stay at Nepenthe was the highlight of La Fortuna! And don't forget to get a massage with the hot rocks!

    January 2014
  • Nepenthe is a little piece of heaven. The entire staff is lovely and makes you feel so welcome. The views are breathtaking and the food is delicious! I highly recommend staying at Nepenthe and getting a massage as well!

    January 2014
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I´m from El Castillo, La Fortuna, Costa Rica. I manage a wonderfull B&B with a magical natural surrounding. I like almost all kind of sports, specially soccer, and my favorite music is the rock music.
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