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The house is set in tropical gardens with a private gazebo.3 metre x 4 metre splash pool-1.5 metres deep is perfect for cooling off after a day of eco-adventure
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El Castillo En Las Nubes-Best Views

El Castillo En Las Nubes-Best Views

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2.5 baths

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.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


130 Reviews

Nathaniel User Profile
May 2018
Our stay at El Castillo was amazing. The home was extremely clean, the garden is beautiful, and the views are incredible. Waking up with a Volcano in the background of a gorgeous garden will be a great memory. John and the staff, Tomas and Anita were an amazing help. Pura Vida!!
Ryan User Profile
April 2018
John’s place was in such a great location. It was really easy to get to from the airport. The view from the balcony was incredible and the apartment was sparkling. Would love to come back.
Ashley User Profile
April 2018
This was more than just a house- it was a lovely experience. John gives the best driving directions you can ask for (which really comes in handy with the poorly marked Costa Rican streets) and recommendations for local food and activities. The house was impeccable- wonderful view…
Stephen User Profile
March 2018
Best view of Arsenal volcano! Close to restaurants and a small market/activities. Nice house!
Dewey User Profile
March 2018
John's house is on top of a hill with amazing views. Sounds of horses, birds and Howler monkeys drift across the hills. The home is modern and comfortable, with two generous bedrooms each with private bathrooms , full kitchen, balcony, small pool and a gazebo with views of Aren…
Mike User Profile
March 2018
Beautiful place, the location is less touristy than fortuna. I would recommend Leander's horse tour.
Angie User Profile
March 2018
We loved finding this little slice of heaven sitting above El Costillo. The views were amazing. We walked to the top of the hill beyond the house our last night and were treated with an amazing panoramic view of Lake Arenal and the volcano. Horses passed us by and the local dogs …

Hosted by John

Hannibal, Missouri, United StatesJoined in March 2013
John User Profile
231 Reviews
We are a married gay couple from Canada and we have homes in Canada, United States and Costa Rica. We love to travel, horseback ride, garden, and explore new places.
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
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El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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 t…

Getting around

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. Drivin…

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