That is how one mother-of-the-bride described her daughter’s unforgettable wedding in Costa Rica—specifically El Castillo. Magical, intimate, and breathtaking, our couples struggle to adequately describe the beauty of combining their dream day and the splendor of El Castillo. For the ultimate experience, book all nine rooms and have the hotel to yourselves and your guests for the week leading up to your nuptials.

Watch the video (right) to see an El Castillo wedding for yourself. If you think the hotel looks amazing in the video, you will be pleasantly surprised by the major upgrades since the film was shot.

Your Very Own Paradise

A dream wedding experience: Infinite sunshine, alfresco adventures, exquisite food, and ultimate relaxation—there is nothing better than “owning” El Castillo for a week. Your bridal party will bask in paradise at El Castillo while your guests can enjoy budget-friendly Costa Rican hospitality at highly rated, charming hotels only minutes away.

The Meal of a Lifetime

Chef Pablo of Castillo’s Kitchen will make your culinary dreams come true. The restaurant’s dedicated staff can customize the menu to your exact palate and create the ambiance you envision for the most important day of your life. We can achieve even your most ambitious expectations.

On-Site Support

Scott Dinsmore, your host at El Castillo, will connect you with all the right wedding vendors in the Ojochal area, including photographers, officiants, and florists. Scott, along with our wedding consultant, love to host weddings at El Castillo and we take enormous pride in their success.

Photo by Mackler Studios – http://www.mackive.com

“The most magical place for a wedding....” El Castillo Hotel recently hosted my daughters wedding. From the rehearsal pizza party to the elegant wedding ceremony and dinner, Scott, Russell, John and their amazing staff went above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience for our family and friends. The Hotel is absolutely gorgeous....with 5 spacious suites with balconies overlooking the infinity pool and Pacific Ocean. The restaurant, Azul...provided a wonderful buffet for 50 people...no small feat for a small venue! I highly recommend this place for a destination wedding or romantic vacation!

Photo by Mackler Studios – http://www.mackive.com

“Trip of a life time!” I had my wedding at El Castillo! It was everything I had ever dreamed of and so much more! A group of my guests stayed here and every single on of them had such wonderful things to say! The rooms are gorgeous, the view is amazing, and the staff is beyond superb! We were a large group, and they still catered to everyone of our needs! There is no where else you can stay and get the kind of service you will get at this hotel! So personal and lovely! I will recommend this hotel and the sister property to everyone I know!

Photo by Mackler Studios – http://www.mackive.com

“A wedding girls only dream of!” My daughter got married at El Castillo this March. Our guests occupied both El Castillo and Alma the sister property. The guests that stayed at El Castillo were extremely happy with their rooms, the view and the service that they received while staying at the hotel! Scott went above and beyond to make sure that everyone of our guests were happy, and we had quite a range of guests to keep happy! But he did an excellent job! I did not stay at El Castillo personally but spent a lot of time at this property. The pool and view are unlike any that you will see any where else in the world! It is spectacular. My daughter's wedding was supposed to be on the beach. But at the time that we were supposed to leave to go to the beach, it started raining. They moved everything that was set up at the beach to the hotel and turned the hotel into the dream wedding venue! And let me add that they did this in about an hour so that we could have the wedding at sunset! The wedding was perfect and you couldn't even tell that it hadn't been planned to be at the hotel! The staff went way above and beyond making sure that everything was perfect for us the whole entire trip. It definitely wasn't like staying at a hotel. You felt like you were at your home, in the middle of paradise! Which is what I look for when we travel! If you are visiting Costa Rica, be sure and travel down the coast to this gem! It is worth the trip!