Destination guide

The lush setting of El Castillo is ready to explore

The waterfalls, hot springs and jungle display a scene truly unique to El Castillo. Travellers especially like the hiking, ziplining and local tours in this relaxing and romantic city. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around El Castillo

Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that El Castillo has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Arenal Adventure World (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Butterfly Conservatory (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Arenal Eco Zoo (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of El Castillo

Travellers appreciate the relaxing hot springs and volcano viewpoints, which is just a taste of what El Castillo has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in El Castillo. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Children's Eternal Rainforest (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Arenal Volcano National Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • La Fortuna Waterfall (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Cerro Chato Lake (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Arenal Volcano (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Ecotermales Fortuna (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around El Castillo

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 41.4 mi (66.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is 46.6 mi (75 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Peñas Blancas?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 150 holiday lettings around Peñas Blancas. From 68 houses to 26 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Peñas Blancas?

We all enjoy a room with a view. But if you're craving views that'll leave you feeling on top of the world, you'll need to head for the hills. HomeAway has 51 alpine rentals available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has loads more rental options to have a look at, including:

  • 45 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 24 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 23 lake-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Peñas Blancas?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. With plenty of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 74 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £30 per night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 32 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Hotel: 28 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Lodge: 17 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.

Can I stay in Peñas Blancas in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a break with your relatives or spending a few nights away with your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out under the same roof! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit. House holiday rentals are the top option here for big groups of guests. Our extensive database currently has 23 available. In the area, the rental options that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 64 holiday rentals perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just £48.
  • Require a holiday property for 5 guests? We have 42 that will be ideal. You can get one for as low as £30 a night.
  • Going away with 8 guests? We have 20 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices start from £42 per night.

You and all your buddies will be well looked after when you book your Peñas Blancas travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Peñas Blancas?

Bid farewell to soulless hotel chains! Bask in the freedom of staying like a local in a budget-friendly holiday rental instead. Feast your eyes on the fabulous options available for you now on HomeAway. Barrio Pilo is a fantastic area to look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 42 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £57 per night. Valle Bonito is another great option. We've got holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £61 a night.