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Hotel Castillo del Arenal

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
151 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arenal Eco Zoo
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Butterfly Conservatory
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Sky Adventures
    8 min drive
  • Airport
    La Fortuna (FON-Arenal)
    35 min drive

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    About this area

    Peñas Blancas

    Located in Peñas Blancas, Hotel Castillo del Arenal is in a rural location and on a river. Those looking for an activity can check out Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake Arenal. Traveling with kids? Consider Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Arenal Eco Zoo - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Butterfly Conservatory - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Arenal Volcano National Park - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Arenal Volcano - 25 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 155 min drive


    • Fusion Grill – Garden-view restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, happy hour available.

    About this property

    Hotel Castillo del Arenal

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, concierge services, and laundry facilities. All 16 individually furnished rooms feature Select Comfort beds and MP3 docks. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.



    Check-in between 1:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Express check-in
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9 PM.
    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


    Check-out before noon
    Express check-out

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CRC 5 per pet, per day
    • Dogs and cats only
    • 2 per room
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: CRC 6 for adults and CRC 6 for children (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 98000 per vehicle (one-way)
    • Pet fee: CRC 5 per pet, per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    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 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.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

    Property is also known as

    • Hotel Castillo Arenal Peñas Blancas
    • Castillo del Arenal
    • del Arenal
    • Castillo Arenal Peñas Blancas
    • Hotel Castillo del Arenal
    • Hotel del Arenal
    • Castillo Arenal Penas Blancas
    • Hotel Castillo del Arenal Hotel
    • Hotel Castillo del Arenal Peñas Blancas
    • Hotel Castillo del Arenal Hotel Peñas Blancas

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • Free valet parking
    • Free extended parking
    • Limited parking spaces
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Area shuttle (surcharge)
    • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
    • Limo/town car service
    • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9 AM: CRC 6 for adults and CRC 6 for children
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals
    • Billiards/pool table
    • Canoeing
    • Children's pool

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • In-room child care (surcharge)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Refrigerator


    • Front-desk safe
    • Water dispenser

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Turndown service
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish


    • Free pool cabanas
    • Garden
    • Outdoor entertainment area
    • Picnic area
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower


    • Smoke-free property
    • Telescope
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Down comforter
    • Linens
    • Select Comfort bed


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer (on request)
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower
    • Towels


    • 32-inch LED TV
    • MP3 dock
    • Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Minibar
    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor space

    • Yard


    • Guidebooks/recommendations
    • Individually furnished
    • Restaurant dining guide
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do


    • Boat tours
    • Ecotours
    • Fishing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Horse riding
    • Hot springs
    • Kayaking
    • Motor boating
    • Mountain biking
    • Rafting
    • Scooter/moped rentals
    • Swimming
    • Theme parks
    • Water skiing
    • Water tubing
    • Windsurfing
    • Ziplining

    Where to eat

    • Fusion Grill – Garden-view restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, happy hour available.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    FANTASTIC VIEWS of arenal volcano. Staff quite friendly

    Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Great view even on a cloudy day. Very secluded and quiet.

    Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019


    This is the worst hotel I ever stay in my like and I have travel over 47 different countries for the last 40 years. I paid for three different rooms with A/C and private bathroom. Got one ugly house away from the hotel without a/c and one bath room to share, fans did not work except one. My niece that was traveling with us had to sleep in the couch what a dining room table would be more comfortably. The whole experience was awful. Request at least a partial refund but you know how that goes.

    Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    We loved the sweeping views, the hospitality and care of the hotel staff, and its beautiful location in small village bustling with normal life, close to the awesome Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Volcano. Watch hawks on the wing from your balcony! Several very good, inexpensive restaurants within walking distance.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The view, the service and staff. I will definitively stay here again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

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