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Arenal Vista Lodge, El Castillo

3-star3 stars
Pueblo Castillo, ArenalSan Carlos, El CastilloAlajuela21007Costa Rica

Luxury hotel in El Castillo with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Location is ok
Amenities are not the best
Vibe is not too good
Complaints about WiFi
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Arenal Vista Lodge, El Castillo

from $56
  • Standard Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 474
  • Conference space size (meters) - 44
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1993
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Memory foam mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Arenal Vista - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Arenal Vista Lodge, El Castillo’s small print

Also known as

  • Arenal Vista
  • Arenal Vista Lodge
  • Vista Arenal
  • Vista Arenal Lodge
  • Arenal Vista Hotel Volcano National Park
  • Arenal Vista Lodge El Castillo
  • Arenal Vista El Castillo


Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Arenal Vista Lodge, El Castillo


  • Arenal Eco Zoo - 30 min walk
  • Butterfly Conservatory - 32 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 10.1 mi / 16.3 km
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 12.4 mi / 20 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
  • Arenal Adventure World - 16.2 mi / 26.1 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 48.2 miles/77.5 km
  • Free self parking

Arenal Vista Lodge, El Castillo

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