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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castillo is hands down the best place to stay in Pavones. You get all the amenities you'd expect from a luxury b&b while still experiencing the unique surroundings. I suggest the Aves room, two of its walls are glass and surrounded by jungle. It is truly one of a kind!

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MikeJes, General Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Melissa for your review. Glad you had a great time here again and look forward to seeing you next time through. Be safe in your travels. Pura Vida M&J

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First off I'd like to say this place was amazing! Great room with a beautiful view . The staff is very friendly. No complaints at all ! However it is little ways sways from the surf 🌴🏄 So if your planning to stay there make sure you have your own transportation. Other than that I give it a 5 star...

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Jerry for the Review, we greatly appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay, yes it is about a 7-8 minute walk down our hill to the famous Pavones surf point. We do have an outdoor shower to rinse yourself and board off. Look forward to when you return. Pura Vida M&J

San Diego
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place to stay... just far enough from town and surf that you feel immersed in nature, but close enough to be able to walk (though note, it's a 10 minute walk, including a large hill). Staff very friendly. Breakfast was a bit on the small side (for surfers with large appetites), but not bad. Air conditioning didn't work well,...

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Hello Eric, Thanks for the review. We do our best to keep up with all maintenance around the Castillo. Just happens your Suite needed the A/C repaired after you arrived. It is a few hour drive for our technician to come. He came out following day and fixed it. We are about a 7-10 minute walk to the beach, it...

Somis, California
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The room was large. King bed, very comfortable. The bathroom was amazing. Rock sink, and shower. Double occupancy spa bathtub. The view is outrageous from the bar. Everyone was nice, Michael helped me find the place. Waze took us down roads we couldn't get to in our small rental car. I recommend a 4x4.

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Michele for staying with us, it was our pleasure to host you. Good luck to you on your property search in Costa Rica. I am grateful for the review and that you thought our place was beautiful. We do recommend a 4x4 if traveling to Pavones, we do have gravel roads here, but once here it is an enchanting...

Napa, California
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Michael and Jessica are extremely nice and really enjoy meeting new people! They can accommodate any of your needs and provide you one of the best left waves in the world. I have property in Costa Rica and still choose to stay here!

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Nick, love having you down. Look forward to seeing you and Jana when you return. Thanks again for the Review and hope all is great for you both. Pura Vida, M&J

Finland
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Our family, 2 adults and 2 children, stayed 6 nights at Castillo. The location was convenient to explore the area. We did day trips to Punta Banco, Zancudo and of course spent time in Pavones. The views are excellent and the staff is very nice and made us feel welcome. Given the context of Pavones, this is probably the best...

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Laura for a wonderful review. We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us and enjoy all the wonders that Pavones has to offer. Beto is amazing for his knowledge and making of chocolate. Hope to see you all on your next trip to the Southern Zone. Pura Vida, M&J

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Been to this gem a few times the last couple weeks for sunset and drinks. Luis the bartender is very friendly, makes great drinks and very well spoken in English and Spanish. The facility is beautiful ! With lots of open seating, wood finishing and chandeliers. The View is Amazing from all levels, but the top deck takes the cake,...

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Chad for the review and the compliment of Luis our Bartender, this is a truly amazing place in Pavones. We have just started the appetizers back and have started with the Buffalo Wings and Hamburgers. We will be exploring more when we have a full time chef. Thanks again for the review and look forward to seeing you guys...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was friendly and helpful, the free breakfast was really good and the rooftop bar was really cool. I did not care for the room, however. The castle-style furniture and room design was very cold and odd and the giant bathtub took hours to fill. The room also smelled distinctly like chemicals. I...

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our breakfasts and our Left-Break Lounge. We apologize for the chemical smell. We like to be thorough with our cleaning. We love that you were able to enjoy the Jacuzzi tub, however they are quite large to accommodate two individuals and the water supply here in Costa Rica...

Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It was an amazing time at Castillo de Pavones. Great hotel, with a lot of confort, stunning views, very good breakfast and a really nice staff. The bedroom is super big and well decorated. I hope to come back as soon as possible.

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Diego, we enjoyed having you during your stay in Pavones. Thanks for the review, you are welcome back anytime. Be safe in your travels. Pura Vida, M&J

san jose
Reviewed 21 May 2016

perfect combination of nature - comfort and of course surfing! great staff, great location, amazing rooms! i highly recommend this place for couples or larger groups that want to enjoy pure nature & the beauty of costa rica!

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MikeJes, Manager at Castillo de Pavones, responded to this review

Thanks Lukas for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your trip goes well too. Look forward to seeing you both back here on your next trip. Pura Vida, M&J

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Castillo de Pavones is the perfect place to be in Paradise. Located in SW Costa Rica near the Panamanian border, the Castillo is located in the quiet town of Pavones. We are a jungle castle offering massive suites, most of which have spectacular ocean views. Here, you can enjoy fantastic ocean views and your 2-person jacuzzi tub and king size orthopedic bed. Enjoy our glass-enclosed restaurant and lounge, offering world cuisine restaurant. A five-minute walk down the hill brings you to the ocean, river, and directly in front of the beginning of the longest left break wave in the world. A ten-minute walk brings you to the center of town. We can book your boat trip to Matapalo for surfing, fishing, snorkeling. Horseback riding, private guided hikes and canopy tours can also be arranged through the Castillo. Walk to the river, or just relax all day at the Castillo, wandering from window to window, taking in the breathtaking 360 degree views from our 3rd, 4th, and 5th level restaurant, bar and lounge. Castillo de Pavones offers the Guaymi Indian Reserve, and the famous Tiskita Jungle Lodge. Castillo de Pavones has four large, private luxury suites for rent daily/weekly/monthly. We are service-oriented, and pride ourselves on paying attention you every detail of your Costa Rican adventure vacation. Full made to order all you can eat breakfast and drinks in the morning delivered to your suite or enjoyed up in our famous 360° Leftbreak Lounge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castillo de Pavones

Address: 500 Meters Sur de Super Rio Claro | ., Pavones 60704, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Pavones
Price Range: €134 - €170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castillo de Pavones 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Jungle room offers jungle canopy views and ocean views, an amazing treat.”
 of 5 bubbles AaronandAimee, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Jungle room seemed to have the most privacy.”
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  • The view from the 4th floor
  • The Jungle Room
 of 5 bubbles scoshi, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper level have better ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles snesbitt0007, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles M4756PJdavida, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The whole Castillo is beautiful!”
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