When El Castillo’s land was purchased 10 years ago, it was the one of the most sought-after properties in South Pacific Costa Rica—the last frontier of untouched land.

The luxury hotel was built like a fortress to withstand the test of time, taking a full year to complete construction. It is an icon in the area, especially to local ex-pats from around the world and native Costa Ricans who appreciate its stunning views.

El Castillo, or The Castle, is heaven on earth with nine tastefully appointed rooms and a staff-to-room ratio of one-to-one. It is located in Ojochal, a village at the southern end of Costa Ballena, in the Central Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.

There are no high rises, shopping malls, or traffic congestion in Ojochal. Instead, the area has clean mountain air, world-class ocean waves, and hundreds of square miles of diverse jungle. It is the perfect home base to experience just about any adventure and some of the top restaurants in Costa Rica.

In addition to the view, we added our exclusive island beach experience in 2016. A five-minute water-taxi ride transports guests directly across to Garza Island. The untouched beach is equipped with quaint, primitive bar facilities, a covered area with a small table, and of course, hammocks. Towels, refreshing drinks and food for grilling are brought over from the main hotel. This tour is typically offered only at certain times of the year, so please ask.

To complete your El Castillo experience, we have Castillo’s Kitchen. Chef Pablo will amaze you with his daily creations and a Chef’s Table experience mastering the evolving Costa Rican cuisine.