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Room type

Standard Double Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly El Castillo hotel in El Fosforo with free breakfast


This family-friendly El Castillo hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Arenal Hanging Bridges are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in the lobby.

Room Amenities

All 25 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and memory foam beds. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 474 square feet (44 square meters) include a meeting room. This family-friendly hotel also offers an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Arenal Vista Lodge is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 474 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 44 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 25 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1993 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Down comforter 
  • Espresso maker 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Memory foam mattress 
  • Patio 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower only 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast each morning.

Arenal Vista - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hot springs nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Safari nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 20

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

No pets or service animals allowed

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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