Hotel Castillo del Arenal

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
4 Miles SW Arenal National Park, 400m SW of the School El Castillo, Peñas Blancas, 21007, Costa Rica
3.8 out of 5 rating 153 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.8

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Hotel Castillo del Arenal in Peñas Blancas, you'll be on a river, just steps from Lake Arenal and a 4-minute drive from Arenal Volcano National Park. This family-friendly hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Costa Rica Sky Adventures and 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Arenal Volcano.


Make yourself at home in one of the 16 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and MP3 docking stations. Your Select Comfort bed comes with down comforters. 32-inch LED televisions are provided, with satellite programming available. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.


Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).


Enjoy international cuisine at Fusion Grill, a restaurant where you can take in the garden view, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Local cuisine breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 9 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Lake Arenal - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Arenal Eco Zoo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Butterfly Conservatory - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Children's Eternal Rainforest - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Arenal Volcano National Park - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Chato Volcano - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Arenal Volcano - 12.2 km / 7.6 mi
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 15 km / 9.3 mi
Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 16.8 km / 10.4 mi
Ecotermales Fortuna - 18.6 km / 11.6 mi
Kalambu Hot Springs - 19 km / 11.8 mi
Ecoglide Arenal Park - 19.8 km / 12.3 mi
Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 24.1 km / 15 mi
Arenal Adventure World - 24.9 km / 15.5 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 137.6 km / 85.5 mi
La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 25.3 km / 15.7 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Castillo del Arenal is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.).

Check-in time starts at 1pm. Check-out time is 12pm.
Property Policies

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.

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.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • 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).

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.

  • -Wedding services
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Limo or Town Car service available
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Concierge services
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Terrace
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Children's pool
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Free self parking
  • -Free long-term parking
  • -Water dispenser
  • -Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Theme park shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Free pool cabanas
  • -Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Parking (limited spaces)
  • -Free valet parking
  • -Restaurant
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Outdoor entertainment area
  • -Telescope
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Express check-in
  • -Express check-out
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking