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Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

We offer 2 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.

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.

** 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.

• Spring feed swimming pool
• Jacuzzi
• Blue Lagoon Spa
• The Phoenix Restaurant
• Free Wi-Fi Connection

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM



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2 nights minimum stay

73 Reviews

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Matthew User Profile
May 2017
Nepenthe is in an unbeatable location away from the tourist center of La Fortuna. Pictures of the pool cannot do it justice! Breakfast each morning was something different and a delicious way to start the day. Agustin's suggestions for the area were spot on and very helpful. Would highly recommend.

Amanda User Profile
February 2016
Agustin and the rest of the Nepenthe staff were so accommodating and truly cared about making your experience memorable and uncomplicated. He is an incredibly hard worker and manages not only the B&B but also the restaurant which was also really great.

Sakina & Federico User Profile
February 2016
We had a good time at Augustin. The view from the swimming pool is amazing. Augustin was really friendly. Breakfast were typical from Costa Rica. The room itself needs some improvement though as the shower was not working very well, and there was not any bedside lamp which made it difficult to read beside a very bright ceiling lamp. Make sure you have a SUV to reach the place as the road to get there is very very rough!

Vicki User Profile
February 2016
Nepenthe B&B is located in a scenic, quiet, and remote location with beautiful views of the lake and volcano (though the volcano remained elusive during our visit). Lots of birds too. Our host, Agustin, was gracious and helpful. El Castillo is a great place to visit for those who want to be in contact with nature and get away from the crowds.

Mathieu User Profile
January 2016
Overall we had a nice stay but the place is a little overpriced. The rooms are ok and clean but very much basic. It's also pretty noisy since you can hear anything outside of your room and there is a lot going on. You should know that the restaurant mentioned in the previous reviews is closed now. It's a new (URL HIDDEN) ok but nothing exceptional. Augustin is super helpful and the view is amazing. Too bad the gardener was doing a ton of noise with a machine as we were trying to enjoy it!

Anne User Profile
January 2016
Amazing 2 days at Nepenthe. Breathtaking view on the lake and Arenal volcano with very welcoming team and great service. The place is very close to the Sky zip lining activity which was so much fun! Highly recommended even though it is crowded of tourists. We would not stay much more than 2-3 days in the area of la Fortuna though as it is very touristic and all activities are pretty expensive too + it's quite rainy. Although, Nepenthe is a must go if you want to avoid the big resorts and please do treat yourself with the Swedish massage followed by the jacuzzi, it was memorable! One of the best we have ever had and very good value! Agustin's wife has magic hands and she is so lovely. We also had the pleasant company of a green parrot right on the tree by the pool. You can approach him so easily. We spotted quite a few monkeys as well on the trees right in front of the property!

Ryan User Profile
November 2015
Property was beautiful - the pictures are not miss leading, in fact they can't do the view justice! A good room with a great host and great feel on the property. Augustine was a great host - able to recommend and help us book tours that suited our needs. Met with him for 30min on the first morning, and he provided us with everything we needed for rest of stay. Highly recommend this place!

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El Castillo, Costa Rica · Joined in June 2012
Agustin User Profile

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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