Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · El Castillo de La Fortuna, El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Your host, Ellen
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The Space

Relax in our tropical garden paradise at a private 2-bedroom hideaway with incredible panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Situated in the community of El Castillo, you will find yourself surrounded by monkeys, butterflies, exotic birds and a plethora of other rainforest wildlife.

The Hummingbird Nest offers a luxurious hot tub spa and all the comforts of home that will provide you with an unforgettable stay. Minibar service, included breakfasts, gated parking, wireless internet and spa services are just a few of the many amenities available to our guests.

Our spacious and comfortably appointed rooms offer guests a quiet place to relax and rejuvenate during their travels. With only two bedrooms available, you will always find yourself in a quiet and peaceful setting.

Room options include either a queen bed with single bed (3 person max) or queen bed with two single beds (4 person max). Each room has a private veranda with spectacular views and a private bath with hot water. Ceiling fans and uniquely artistic decoration create for a comfortable atmosphere.

Costa Rica’s famous Butterfly Orchid Gardens, hot springs, Arenal Rain Forest Reserve, Sky Trek and many other attractions are just minutes away. A host of activities are available to suit a variety of tastes from horseback riding and white water rafting to fishing, hiking, cultural tours and much more. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is Central America's special jewel and we are happy to make arrangements for adventure tours and activities.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I stayed with my family at The Hummingbird Next B & B and loved it! It was a bit of a drive on a rocky road, but worth the journey. Tucked into a beautiful hillside filled with flowers and trees, we walked from the parking lot up a small trail to a gorgeous home with a view. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with lovely windows overlooking Arenal, and the hot tub outside was a real treat. Ellen joined us for breakfast and was helpful in suggesting what to do in the area. We had a great weekend and would recommend it to anyone!

    April 2014
  • The Hummingbird Nest is absolutely beautiful, and definitely helped make our stay in Arenal unforgettable! Ellen was incredibly welcoming and helped us figure out our plans every day (she even helped us book our tours, which was incredibly helpful considering we are not spanish speakers). There is also a maid that cleans the room every morning. I loved eating breakfast (which was delicious) while gazing out over the mountaintops and waking up to the sound of birds chirping outside our window! Ellen's cat and parrot are also adorable!

    March 2014
  • A gem of a place set in what turned out to be a fantastic launching pad for surrounding activities. Ellen's recommendations for activities saved valuable research time and all were first rate. A great location to stay for a 4-7 days. Room was clean and comfy. Views as advertised. Breakfasts different every day (nice!) and always with fresh local fruit. Horseback riding w/Lilander @ Appaloosa a most recommended way to see the beautiful countryside. Kudos to Ellen for her attention to detail! Will come again we hope.

    March 2014
  • Ellen is a most gracious host! She has a beautiful place, all tucked away in El Castillo. It reminds me of Bolinas, CA in that magical off the beaten track way. She was SO helpful with getting us reservations for horseback riding tours, zip lining and hot springs. This is a very cool area to visit and Ellen knows everybody and gave us really good tips!! It's a truly special place!! (And the breakfasts were delicious.)

    February 2014
  • We only have nice things to say about our stay at Ellen's. We had a great time! We saw many species of bird in Ellen's garden! We enjoyed the hot tub and the breakfast was really good! The location is ideal too!

    November 2013
  • The hummingbird B&B was a great place to spend a couple of days in El Castillo, right near the Arenal Volcano. While the 9km dirt road was a little jarring, it was well worth the ride to spend time off the beaten path, away from all of the tourists in La Fortuna.

    Ellen is a great host, very informative, and provides everything you'd need for a stay in and around Arenal.

    Highly recommend.

    September 2013
  • The apartment is in super great location. You live in paradise. The volcano is right in front of eyes. The view is wonderful. Nelly is totall nice and helpful. There was a wonderful breakfast. Just gorgeous. It was much appreciated. Thanks.

    July 2013
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B&B owner in El Castillo/Volcano Arenal from BOSTON and been here 10 yrs. Like the mountains, lake, outdoors, yoga, animals of which I have a parrot, black lab and cat. Speak Spanish and enjoy living among the locals.
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