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“Great value! Yummy BBQ!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel El Castillo Divertido

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Hotel El Castillo Divertido
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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“Great value! Yummy BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

Silvia, the owner is a welcoming and charming host. You can go kayaking with her between mangroves, which is well worth doing. The room we had was clean and facing the ocean, with a private bathroom and hot shower. The complimentary breakfast includes eggs, fruit, coffee and toast and is good.
Every friday there's a BBQ happening on the roof terrace, with a small buffet of meats, salads and sides: great local food and a cozy atmosphere with the stars above and the sound of the sea in the background.
The beach, just 200m away, is wide and inviting, with very few people and you can walk a few hundred meters north to Playa Blanca, where you can sit in one of the natural pools. The water temperature is exceptionally high here. Lovely!
One of the few places that is not insanely overpriced!
Close to the hotel there's a good grocery shop and in the little village there's a bar right at the beach.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

We stayed at the Castillo Divertido in playa Junquillal, Santa Cruz, for one week on last february 2009 and we loved the experience!
Charming place built on a hill with great ocean view. They have 7 rooms in total, each with private bathroom. There are 3 rooms facing the ocean with two of them with a litle balcony. The other 3 rooms are garden view.
We loved the fact that is family owned by a nice and friendly tica-german couple with their son Nathan.
The hotel is about 5 minutes walking from the beach. The beach is very good for surfers, good waves!
They have a nice terrace on the roof with an amazing view where you can have a beer and watch the most wonderful sunsets!!
If you are looking for relaxing and friendly time, that place is for you!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Santa Cruz
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Hotel El Castillo Divertido Costa Rica/Guanacaste

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