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Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers

El Castillo - Adults only

3.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTortuga Beach2 min drive
    Popular LocationVentanas Beach6 min drive
    Popular LocationEl Pavón Waterfall10 min drive
    AirportPalmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)27 min drive

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Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 603 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

No guest room rating
  • 570 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 279 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

No guest room rating
  • 420 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Garden Area

5/5 guest room rating
  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Ciudad Cortes

Located in Ciudad Cortes, El Castillo - Adults only is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tortuga Beach and Marino Ballena National Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa Garza - 10 min walk
  • Tortuga Beach - 2 min drive
  • Pinuela Beach - 6 min drive
  • Ventanas Beach - 6 min drive
  • El Pavón Waterfall - 10 min drive


  • Castillo's Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Pancito Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Citrus - 11 min walk
  • Bamboo Room - 11 min walk
  • Mamma e Papa - 17 min walk

About this property

El Castillo - Adults only

Adults-only beach hotel
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a spa tub and massage/treatment rooms. All 9 rooms provide in-room free WiFi, balconies or patios and room service. Rainfall showerheads, coffee makers and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.
El Castillo - Adults only offers 9 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 6 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Turndown service

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at El Castillo - Adults only and receive a full refund?
Yes, El Castillo - Adults only offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to El Castillo - Adults only cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at El Castillo - Adults only?
As of 22 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Castillo - Adults only on 23 Apr 2021 start from £176, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does El Castillo - Adults only have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is El Castillo - Adults only pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at El Castillo - Adults only?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at El Castillo - Adults only?
Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM.
What time is check-out at El Castillo - Adults only?
Checkout is at 12:30 PM.
Does El Castillo - Adults only provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is El Castillo - Adults only located?
Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Playa Garza and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Tortuga Beach. Ventanas Beach and Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 72 out of 92 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 92 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 92 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 92 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 92 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect relaxing stay
Everything was wonderful from the staff, the rooms, the pool, the food, the view!! We had the most relaxing time, and were so well looked after! We didn’t want to leave!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
Great views from our wonderful room. The room was lovely, although the bathroom towels were full of holes 😩. The food was average and I just felt that the staff were not attentive enough. Sadly I wouldn’t recommend this place to my friends .
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very kind, helpful, wonderful people at El Castillo ❤
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
El Castillo was fantastic!
We had an amazing 5 nights at El Castillo. The staff—especially Daniel and Stephanie were always friendly and very helpful. El Castillo is a good central location for exploring the Costa Ballena and Corcovado Park down on the Osa Peninsula. Incredible views, great room! Can’t say enough.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

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