CONTACT EL CASTILLO
El Castillo lies on the south central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, one of the most rugged, unexplored regions of virgin forests and pristine beaches in the country.
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
3½ hour drive to El Castillo, with the most flight options available to and from major countries
Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP)
60-minute drive to El Castillo
Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ)
30-minute drive to El Castillo, with limited flights
You can reach El Castillo by bus, but it is neither convenient nor user-friendly for visitors. Taxis are also available, but they are expensive and difficult to schedule.
We strongly recommend renting a car—more specifically a 4×4.
Outside San José, the landscape can be rugged and destinations are spread out. You can get to El Castillo in a regular car, but you’ll likely want to explore places that require a 4×4. This gives you the freedom to explore when and where you want.