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Hotel El Castillo Divertido

Playa Junquillal Costa Rica
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#3 of 3 hotels in Playa Junquillal
Looking for a place to stay on the beach on Guanacaste? Then look for Hotel El Castillo Divertido, a hotel that brings the best of Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz. Rooms at Hotel El Castillo Divertido offer a seating area providing exceptional comfort and convenience. If you are driving to Hotel El Castillo Divertido, free parking is available. While you’re here, be sure to check out the Estuary Kayak Tour that Hotel El Castillo Divertido offer. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel El Castillo Divertido as you experience everything Santa Cruz has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Elizabeth wrote a review Jan 2019
Ontario, Canada10 contributions
Sylvia is one of the best hosts I have ever met. She is incredibly laid-back and meeting her feels like you've been friends for years. The hotel itself is beautiful (especially the rooftop) and is a very short walk to town and to the beach. When you visit, I highly recommend looking into The Turtle Project in town. Overall this was one of my favourite stays in Costa Rica and I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Judy N wrote a review Mar 2018
Barberton, Ohio113 contributions18 helpful votes
This is SUCH a wonderful to place I am hesitant to publicize it! If I could LIVE at any of the 15 hotels I had the pleasure of visiting while in Costa Rica, this would be it. To begin with, the building itself is rather spectacular. Built by a German man and his Tica wife, it has such intriguing features as colorful plaster walls, a cool tiled entryway with a large table outside, and a rooftop that must be seen to be appreciated. The exterior walls have those openings like a castle has, there is a large round bar area, a great hammock area, and more. The gardens are lovingly tended and are beautiful. The owner (the wife) lives in a cabina on the grounds and is expert at being present without inserting herself into the moment. I could have visited with her for many more days. She would sit and have with us after serving us a delightful breakfast of eggs, fruit, toast, and wonderful coffee (of course). She took us on an excursion into the mangrove in her flat-bottomed boat and helped us understand what we were seeing in a totally unassuming way. The beach is an easy walk from the house and there were sights to see and restaurants in the area. It was quite warm during our stay, and while the room was not air conditioned, the ceiling fan kept it tolerable for sleeping. One of the best parts of our stay here was that early in the morning we began hearing the howler monkeys. They can be heard from 3 Km away, but I would run up to the roof to watch and hear them play and move about in the trees. It was simply magical. You could see the Pacific Ocean from up there, so the sunrise, the clouds, the monkeys and the sea breeze were all the stuff of which memories are made. I hope my photos do it justice.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I stayed in a room that looked out from the front of the house and it was lovely.
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Jacqui W wrote a review Feb 2018
Calgary, Canada19 contributions2 helpful votes
This ‘castle’ has a fantastic roof top patio with hammock and chairs, it offers a great sunset view. The rooms are basic but were just fine for us. THe birds and howler monkeys offered us a real treat of sounds. Sylvia our host was laid back, interesting and she took us on a fantastic kayak trip down the river. (A must!) It’s a 5 min walk from the castle to a 3 .5 km beach. Great body surfing. Leathback turtles lay their eggs on this beach. Such a positive and relaxing stay we had on Playa Junquillal. Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
yesariel wrote a review Apr 2016
16 contributions2 helpful votes
It was an awesome experience we made a friend for life with Silva and Nathan! Great host! Bk was superb! The room clean so close to the beach..theirs no real words to describe our adventure in Junquillal. Silvia treated us like family a place we will visit for years to come. We highly recommend this place..
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
rimwanderer wrote a review Feb 2016
Canyon, Texas16 contributions6 helpful votes
Although pretty with fabulous swimming pools, the food is very mediocre, the wine undrinkable, the walls of the rooms thin. We had to repeatedly call the office because we could hear every word said next door. I had never stayed at an all inclusive hotel before and probably will never again after this experience.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
US$45 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Junquillal
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Castillo Divertido
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Castillo Divertido?
Nearby attractions include Playa Avellana (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Castillo Divertido?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Castillo Divertido?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Castillo Divertido?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Castillo Divertido?
Conveniently located restaurants include Villa Deveena, Jalapeño Eatery & Market, and La Ventana.
Does Hotel El Castillo Divertido have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel El Castillo Divertido offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel El Castillo Divertido?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Hotel El Castillo Divertido have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.