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Nepenthe B&B

La Fortuna, San Carlos | 100 m este y 1.5km sur de la Escuela, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 6 El Castillo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a very special place in a gorgeous area. The views of the volcano and the lake are spectacular, and this area of Arenal is less touristy than Fortuna, and was quiet and peaceful. It is close to the ziplining which was scary good. The staff were wonderful, and the addition of the restaurant really made it a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The best view in Costa Rica. Overlooking the Arenal volcano and the Laguna the Arenal. The newly build complex is a high-end B & B, with excellent service and very helpful staff. Here you get the little extra help and friendliness that makes your trip perfect. Augustin was very helpful and have to thank him again for the extra effort... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The views from Nepenthe really are as nice as the pictures. Lake Arenal to the North and Arenal Volcano to the East are spectacular. It is remote, but the trip was not a difficult as some reviews make it seem as long as you take your time and have a 4wd. We even were even treated by a band of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night and wish we could stay longer. This place is perfect for those looking for a quiet serene hideaway, away from the regular crowded touristy areas. Please do make sure and get here before sun down, as the roads are unpaved for a few miles and if you are used to driving on the US... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My wife and I made our way to El Castillo @ Arenal Lake in CR for part of our Honeymoon. Nepenthe, a quaint but super functional B and B was one of the most amazing places we stayed in CR. Not only was the view great, but the Staff was first class. We had couple massages in the Spa, hung... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was an amazing experience! Not only was the price very affordable, but the scenery was breathtaking, rooms clean and decorated wonderfully. Ryan and Rebecca provided amazing service/hospitality and delicious meals! For the price we paid, we were astounded at what we received, we will tell all our friends that it is a must stay in the Arenal area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Nepenthe is perched on a hillside, surrounded by forest, and has an outstanding view of Lake Arenal. It is somewhat daunting to reach in that you will need to travel approximately 10 km on a rough gravel road, and then travel another km up a steep and narrow rock and gravel lane. It would be best to get there during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My husband and I came to costa rica for our honeymoon and were overwhelmed with the love and happiness of all the people in this country! Our third stop was to El Castillo where we found this amazing B&B. The view is gorgeous, and the room was amazing. Had an amazing time listening to monkeys and reading my book in... More

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a gem in the Arenal area. The view of Lake Arenal and Mt. Arenal are amazing from the infinity pool and main lodge porch. We had the treat of enjoying the entire main lodge all by ourselves! The village of El Castillo is less touristy than La Fortuna and Nepenthe is well off of the beaten trail so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The rooms were very nice and clean. The owners were really nice and helpful, and gave us good advice for or drive to Monteverde the next day. There was a very tasty breakfast with fruit, pancakes and rice! Wifi connection is available throughout the lobby of the hotel, and the quality of the connection was from the best that we... More

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Address: La Fortuna, San Carlos | 100 m este y 1.5km sur de la Escuela, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
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Nepenthe Bed and Breakfast is Beautifull piece of paradise located in the little town of El Castillo of La Fortuna in Costa Rica. Surrounded by the rain forest and exuberant wild life (like diferent kinds of monkeys and birds as toucans) you can appreciate the magnificent Arenal Volcano and the mistic Arenal Lake, enjoy beautifull sunsets from our infinity edge pool or relax in the jacuzzi or with a Massage in The Blue Lagoon Spa after a day of adventures and fun in the area. ... more   less 
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