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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 Aug 17, 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
$31
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25
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 Oct 30, 2019

Essence Arenal Hostel
Princesa de la Luna EcoLodge
2.5 out of 5
De Chachagua 3km hacia la Fortuna, Peñas Blancas, Provincia de Alajuela
$44
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
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 Jan 18, 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
$69
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.2/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
This place was great!

"Granted the rooms are what you would expect from an off the beaten path hotel in a very small town, but the view !!! The food !!! we loved this place . The room - adequate, clean, nothing fancy, but hey, we're only sleeping here. The restaurant - We ate dinner there twice and my compliments to the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Junior Suite Private Room, A/c, Balcony Volcano View. Max 4 People per Room
Cabañas Sueños del Arenal
3 out of 5
2.5 km Sur del Polideportivo, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
$51
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
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 Oct 23, 2019

Cabañas Sueños del Arenal
Volcano Gold Loft
3 out of 5
702 Alajuela, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
$73
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.3/5Excellent! (50 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 Jan 16, 2020

Volcano Gold Loft
Rancho Margot - All meals included
3 out of 5
3km West of El Castillo Center, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
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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 Dec 28, 2018

Rancho Margot - All meals included
Heliconias Nature Lodge
3 out of 5
11 Miles South from Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
$105
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
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 Dec 28, 2019

Heliconias Nature Lodge
Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
3 out of 5
2.5km Oeste de casa de maquinas del ICE, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
$125
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26
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 Aug 4, 2018

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge
2.5 out of 5
San Rafael de Peñas Blancas, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela
$81
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25
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 Nov 8, 2019

Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge
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Visiting El Castillo

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring El Castillo, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the hot springs and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its relaxing setting.

  • There are 31 hotels and other accommodations in El Castillo
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 41.4 mi (66.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 46.6 mi (75 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in El Castillo

Attractions like Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Eco Zoo are fun for everyone, not just kids. The hiking trails, hot springs, and volcanoes highlight the city's natural beauty, and Children's Eternal Rainforest, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Chato Volcano are worth a visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Cerro Chato Lake and Lake Arenal.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 31 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in El Castillo. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Heliconias Nature Lodge - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and overall value.
  • Volcano Gold Loft - Our customers like the pool and WiFi at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge - With a stay at this 2.5-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and breakfast.

Dressing for El Castillo

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 61°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 84°F, while the average at night is 64°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 81°F with nighttime averages of 63°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 80°F and nighttime averages of 62°F
  • About 72.76 inches of rain falls on El Castillo each year
  • Usually April and May are the hottest months with an average of 83°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 62°F

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