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Top 10 Hotels in Peñas Blancas

Beautiful and Private Home in the Heart of the Village With Great Volcano Views!
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Casita Arenal El Castillo

"Cute little Costa Rican house with views of Arenal. Close to activities and local cuisine."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Beautiful and Private Home in the Heart of the Village With Great Volcano Views!
Essence Arenal Hostel
2 out of 5
1 Km Sur Escuela del Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£27
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.2/5Excellent! (23 reviews)

"I absolutly loved staying here. It was a great setting, a nice break out of town, with a wonderful view of the volcano. The staff were amazing and extreamly helpful. I loved the daily yoga classes out in nature with amazing teachers. There were lots of walking trails around the property and you could ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Essence Arenal Hostel
Princesa de la Luna EcoLodge
£38
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"William was a very generous host. The meals were amazing! The amenities were basic, but the property was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

Princesa de la Luna EcoLodge
Junior Suite Private Room, A/c, Balcony Volcano View. Max 4 People per Room
El Castillo de La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela San Carlos
£67
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
4.2/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
Toatally Lazy

"There is no swiming pool, very miss leading We wanted to lay out and get a TAN,no aircontioning, breakfast was horrible,no wi fi or internet in room no contact with outsade world. Customer service was done with no smile The trip on the suv was long bumpy Very expensive to get there. My score from ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2019

Junior Suite Private Room, A/c, Balcony Volcano View. Max 4 People per Room
Rancho Margot - All meals included
4.1/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"The ranch itself is a beautiful property. Is a magical place were you’ll receive great service. Is a place to in contact with nature, farm animals"…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2018

Rancho Margot - All meals included
Cabañas Sueños del Arenal
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£44
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"One of the most beautiful locations for a hotel in the La Fortuna/Arenal area. The cabanas-style suite was very unique - beautiful and comfortable - we really felt at home and already miss it! It had great views of the volcano - especially first thing in the morning. The electronic gate onto the ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019

Cabañas Sueños del Arenal
Volcano Gold Loft
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£57
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
4.3/5Excellent! (51 reviews)

"Very nice property in middle of the jungle. A lot of nature. The access is a little complicate but you will loved. A lot of activities in the area. I’m strongly recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Volcano Gold Loft
Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge
£67
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.6/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)

"The people at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge were the best part of the trip. Friendly and helpful, they were always available when you needed them. The guides they used were also great. They went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable and hassle-free. While eating lunch at their restaurant, ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge
Heliconias Nature Lodge
£91
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.7/5Exceptional! (255 reviews)

"The glass bungalow with 300 degree views was very unique. Friendly staff very helpful with directions. Many of the fruits and vegetables were grown on property. You will likely see sloths, toucans and other beautiful birds."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019

Heliconias Nature Lodge
Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
£108
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
4.2/5Very Good! (64 reviews)
Authentic and beautiful but with a few rough edges

"We stayed at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge as a family of four on our first two nights in Costa Rica. We arrived in Costa Rica and drove straight there from the airport. We consider the nights at Finca Luna Nueva as the most authentic experiences of Costa Rica, the hospitality was great and we learned lots ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2018

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
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Pocket Guide: Peñas Blancas

Visiting El Castillo

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to El Castillo, though all visitors are sure to appreciate the volcanoes, restaurants, and forests. This welcoming, tropical city also attracts visitors with its waterfalls, hot springs, and jungle.
  • There are 7 El Castillo hotels
  • February is the most expensive month to travel here, while September tends to be the cheapest

Sightseeing around El Castillo

  • Attractions include Butterfly Conservatory, Arenal Eco Zoo, and Costa Rica Sky Adventures
  • The volcanoes, forests, and waterfalls provide a picturesque setting, and places to consider visiting are Cerro Chato Lake, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Ecotermales Fortuna

Staying in El Castillo

Looking for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay? You might like these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties:
  • Hotel Linda Vista, averaging GBP 93.53/night
  • Arenal Tropical Garden, averaging GBP 78.33/night
Hotel Linda Vista, a 3-star favourite with Expedia travellers, has a 4.3 out of 5 user rating. Also Arenal Tropical Garden has a 4 rating by guests.

Dressing for El Castillo

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 28°C during the day and 16°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 29°C, while the average at night is 18°C
  • July through September has daytime averages of 27°C with nighttime averages of 17°C
  • In October–December, you can expect daytime averages of 27°C and nighttime averages of 16°C
  • El Castillo gets about 1848 millimetres of rain per year

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