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“Amazing Getaway”
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Aerial detail of Rancho, Pool and Swim up Bar
Aerial detail of Tower Spa
Formal Entrance Foyer
2 Level Grand Salon
Baby Grand Piano off of Grand Salon and Library
One of the 5 sitting areas in the Grand Salon
One of the 5 sitting areas in the Grand Salon
Alternate view Grand Salon
View of Tower and Manor House from Pool Bar
View of Pool Bar from Rancho
Grand Master Suite
Grand Master Suite
Grand VIP Suite
Manor House Lower Terrace set for Dining
Sitting Area Superior Rooms
Rancho set up for Dining
The Longest private Water Slide in Costa Rica
Tennis Court with Tower Spa in background
Formal Dining Room
Arrival, Departure or Tours...Use our heliport
Putting on one of our 2 golf greens
View from Tower of Manor House, Rancho and Pool
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Villa -
11 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms, Sleeps 30
Esparza, Province of Puntarenas

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Tasha B
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Amazing Getaway”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in January 2013

El Castillo is amazing. From the minute we arrived, we were greeted with champagne and fabulous hors d'eouvres. The staff was attentive and helped us plan an amazing week. We went zip lining, croc tours and beach and saw crazy wildlife - the monkeys were the highlight.

The resort has a private pool and hot tub which is great if you just want to spend the day relaxing. We were even presented with lunch in the pool side patio. After lunch, we needed some exercise so we would venture to the waterslide.

There was never a lack of activities. One of our favorite parts of the day was having cocktails on the veranda as the sunset overlooking the ocean.

Can't wait to come back!!

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Liked best: evenings on the veranda
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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PearlTrav...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
“An Oasis for Family and Friends”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We needed a place for 4 families to get away for a week for fun and adventure. The castle worked perfectly for this purpose. The environment is such that the children could run around and play without concern, leaving the adults to enjoy the golf greens, tennis, and poolside cocktails. Also the buildings and property is absolutely gorgeous. An amazing paradise in an amazing place.

The location is great for day excursions to both the beach and rain forest. Allowing us activities such as deep sea fishing, and hiking and ATVing in the jungle.

The perfect location to relax as well as see the sights of Costa Rica.

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Liked best: The amazing grounds.
Liked least: Not enough time allocated to enjoy the place.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Donald M
Barrington, Rhode Island
1 review
“Private Paradise”
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in March 2013

If you're looking for a private getaway with a large group of family/friends, you should seriously consider the Castillo de Esparza in Costa Rica. This is a small private estate with great staff, service and amenities that rival the best hotels. The best part is you have complete access to the estate for up to 20 guests with a full staff and you make your own schedule - when to have breakfast, lunch, cocktails and hors d'oevres, dinner, where to go outside the Castillo, or just stay poolside; have a massage, play tennis, use the waterslide, jacuzzi...you decide. I've visited the Castillo many times over the years and i always look forward to returning. Enjoy!

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Liked best: Private Luxury
Liked least: Driving back to the airport to go home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Reviewed 13 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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