Discover El Castillo!

Come discover El Castillo, just 10 km. off the Rainforest Highway between La Fortuna and Nuevo Arenal tucked between the waterfront and the Arenal National Forest you’ll discover one of the most unique places on earth.

The village of El Castillo was created as a result of the 1968 surprise eruption of Cerro Arenal that required the mass relocation of hundreds of families to safer zones. Originally a quiet agricultural centre, El Castillo was soon discovered by a new generation of bohemians looking for the perfect blend of climate and lifestyle.

Discover El Castillo and Arenal Volcano & LakeAnd it’s no surprise, since there are no better views of the volcano or lake anywhere. The unique combination of quiet village life and a growing number of ex-pat enterprises means the area buzzes with activity-from canopy tours and horseback riding to hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. We boast Costa Rica’s largest butterfly conservatory and the ever-popular Snake and Reptile Zoo. Now, a growing arts and music culture is making El Castillo a must-see destination for creative people from all over the world.

You can choose among a wide variety of accommodations from budget hostels to luxury villas and vacation rentals. Dining choices are varied and growing every year. Getting here is hard- we wish the road was in better shape but in a way, the road is one of the reasons this is such a wonderful place.

Come for a day, a week or stay for a lifetime. However you discover El Castillo, you’ll find us Super! Natural!

Just 10 km. off the Rainforest Highway between La Fortuna and Nuevo Arenal tucked between the waterfront and the Arenal National Forest you’ll discover one of the most unique places on earth.

The village of El Castillo was created as a result of the 1968 surprise eruption of Cerro Arenal that required the mass relocation of hundreds of families to safer zones. Originally a quiet agricultural centre, El Castillo was soon discovered by a new generation of bohemians looking for the perfect blend of climate and lifestyle.

And it’s no surprise, since there are no better views of the volcano or lake anywhere. The unique combination of quiet village life and a growing number of ex-pat enterprises means the area buzzes with activity-from canopy tours and horseback riding to hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. We boast Costa Rica’s largest butterfly conservatory and the ever-popular Snake and Reptile Zoo. Now, a growing arts and music culture is making El Castillo a must-see destination for creative people from all over the world.

You can choose among a wide variety of accommodations from budget hostels to luxury villas and vacation rentals. Dining choices are varied and growing every year. Getting here is hard- we wish the road was in better shape but in a way, the road is one of the reasons this is such a wonderful place.

Come for a day, a week or stay for a lifetime. However you discover El Castillo, you’ll find us Super! Natural!

Just 10 km. off the Rainforest Highway between La Fortuna and Nuevo Arenal tucked between the waterfront and the Arenal National Forest you’ll discover one of the most unique places on earth.

The village of El Castillo was created as a result of the 1968 surprise eruption of Cerro Arenal that required the mass relocation of hundreds of families to safer zones. Originally a quiet agricultural centre, El Castillo was soon discovered by a new generation of bohemians looking for the perfect blend of climate and lifestyle.

And it’s no surprise, since there are no better views of the volcano or lake anywhere. The unique combination of quiet village life and a growing number of ex-pat enterprises means the area buzzes with activity-from canopy tours and horseback riding to hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. We boast Costa Rica’s largest butterfly conservatory and the ever-popular Snake and Reptile Zoo. Now, a growing arts and music culture is making El Castillo a must-see destination for creative people from all over the world.

You can choose among a wide variety of accommodations from budget hostels to luxury villas and vacation rentals. Dining choices are varied and growing every year. Getting here is hard- we wish the road was in better shape but in a way, the road is one of the reasons this is such a wonderful place.

Come for a day, a week or stay for a lifetime. However you discover El Castillo, you’ll find us Super! Natural!