Welcome to Casa Castillo! Tucked in the jungle at the end of a cul-de-sac in an exclusive part of Manuel Antonio and surrounded by spectacular jungle and wildlife with fantastic views of Manuel Antonio National Park and the Bay, this 6500+ sq. ft., 6-bedroom/6 1/2 bath villa offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself into the tropical jungle and fine beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, providing comfortable, private and spacious accommodations for large groups of guests.
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with all toiletries included, AC and amazing tropical views. Internet and WIFI are available throughout the house.
HEALTH SAFETY NOTE
Please note that Casa Castillo's staff is following the World Health Organization (WHO) and Costa Rican Ministry of Health guidelines on sanitation and social distancing. Our staff is fully vaccinated. our host always practices social distancing . There is a sanitizing sollution by the front door entrance for your use. All housekeeping and maintenance staff wear masks when in contact with guests. The house is disinfected before guests arrive and after they leave. The property is completely private and you will not be sharing any spaces with people outside your group.
Casa Castillo is located just a few minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches and is easily accessed from both, the San Jose and Quepos airports. The center of Manuel Antonio with several fantastic restaurants, shops, art galleries, pharmacy and a bank is within 10 minutes’ walk from the villa. Famous Manuel Antonio beach is within 10 minutes’ drive and also accessible by public transportation. Numerous tours and activities are available nearby.
Casa Castillo is a very private home visited daily by local wildlife. Photographers will not be disappointed: Capuchin, Howlers and Squirrel monkeys, sloths, macaws, toucans, hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies are part of life at this villa.
Starting in August and lasting through December, Manuel Antonio is on a migration path for humpback whales. Sometimes one can see the whales from the upper terrace of Casa Castillo.
The villa was updated with modern amenities in the Fall of 2021 to provide enhanced privacy and comfort for guests. The main architectural details and the character of the house were preserved and updated with works of local artists and craftsmen to showcase the true beauty of Costa Rica and talents of the people, allowing the guests fully experience the “Pura Vida” lifestyle.
Guests have access to the entire property and private pool. The house is accessed by a private, steep 40-yard-road (4x4 vehicles are required). The road can be also accessed by a, 105 steps, railed stairway. The parking area, equipped with sensor lights, accommodates up to 3 vehicles.
Your trip and stay to Casa Castillo can be arranged by our concierge Mauricio, stress-free, starting from arranging transport from the airport to the house, pre stocking your pantry for your arrival, arranging chef’s service, tour activities, and any medical needs you may require.
Come enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer!
Your Casa Castillo hosts are experienced and dedicated people who know this house and live in the area. They will make sure that you have the best experience possible.
From top to bottom:
Maintenance – Minor and David
Maid – Karen
Office/web manager – Elena
Concierge/web manager – Mauricio
Concierge - Alex
We at Casa Castillo strive to provide the best experience for our guests while preserving the beauty of the local nature and protecting the wildlife. We are asking guests to be respectful of the animals residing in the area and avoid loud parties/noise after 9:00 p.m.
Preserving the health and natural behavior of the wildlife is critical: please do not feed the animals
Recycling is very much appreciated, and proper bins are provided.
Smoking is not allowed (Your security deposit may be forfeit if your party does not comply)
The use of fireworks is strictly forbidden in this property, as it disturbs and deeply affects the wildlife.
Service animals are always welcome.
We are flexible about pets on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire the concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific details (age, size, breed) for a review (additional requirements regarding security deposits may apply once pre-approved).
We accept payments in major credit cards, Wire Transfers & PayPal payments.
Check-in after 3:00 p.m.
Check out before 11:00 a.m.
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Getting to Casa Castillo
By Air: We recommend flying into the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (SJO). If you want to take a domestic flight to QPX the Quepos Airport (15-minute flight), please check for local connections at SJO. Consider there is a luggage allowance in domestic flights. There are options to book a charter flight, ask your concierge for a quote. From the Quepos Airport we can help you organize a private shuttle to your villa.
Private Ground Transportation: If arriving mid-afternoon to SJO and taking a private taxi (can be arranged by the concierge) you should be in the house late-afternoon. The drive takes about 2.5 – 3 hrs. The driver will meet you at the airport's exit upon your arrival. If you would like, our driver will stop at fruit and vegetable stands and/or grocery store on the way. Don’t miss El Jardin souvenir shop located about an hour from the San Jose airport in Orotina (http://eljardin.co.cr/). It is right on the road and you will find impeccable bathrooms, good food, great selection of souvenirs, clothes and hats, and freshly made tropical fruit smoothies, coffee and ice cream. We highly recommend this stop on the way to and from to Manuel Antonio.
If arriving on late flights we recommend to stay either in one of the hotels near the airport or at a lovely Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm and Inn (https://fincarosablanca.com/en ). Transportation from your hotel/the Inn can be arranged by our concierge or a rental car can be brought up to the Inn. Our friends at Finca Rosa Blanca can make all necessary arrangements.
By Rental Car: When renting a car, please make sure it is a 4x4 vehicle. The driveway at Casa Castillo is steep and requires a 4x4 car. Main roads in Costa Rica are in great condition and navigation systems (in your phone or car) function well. Rental companies will provide you a map if requested. There is a toll part of the road between San Jose and Quepos (less than 1,000 colons/ $1.56 USD). We recommend Adobe Rental Car (https://www.adobecar.com/en/ ), a Costa Rican rental car company, that has locations in most of the tourist destinations in Costa Rica. There is an Adobe Rental Car office in Quepos within ten minutes’ drive from Casa Castillo.
What a wonderful time we had staying here with our 12 family members, as we celebrated my husband's birthday. It was everything I could have imagined for our first trip to Costa Rica! I'd highly recommend Casa Castillo - you won't be disappointed!
JORDAN, DECEMBER 2022
We absolutely loved the castle! The team was beyond helpful. The space was comfortable and clean and the best views in all of MA! We will be back!
BIANCA, JULY 2021
Great location, had a blast at our Quepos stop on our trip. Staying in a castle is a must do... especially when you get visitors like white face monkeys on the rooftop balcony!
Alexander was super helpful, kind & responded quickly to all of our needs.
MONICA, DEC 2021
This place is absolutely magical! No need to spend a day at the National Park because you are already in the jungle. We saw beautiful birds and monkeys every day of our stay. Alex made the entire trip absolutely seamless the entire time. Karen, our housekeeper, was phenomenal as well!