Collect new memories, embark on incredible adventures and venture where the locals go — anything is possible in El Castillo. But first, let us fill you in on some basic facts about your next travel destination!
If you venture 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Quesada, or 19 miles (31 kilometers) east of Tilaran, you'll be in El Castillo.
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You'll have to book ahead if you're eager to stay close to Peñas Blancas. The GreenLagoon Arenal Waterfall Villas is the only listed property within a short drive of the center.
While you're arranging your El Castillo trip, bear in mind that the closest major terminal, Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast of the main streets. Book your flight, fill up your luggage and get set for an awesome adventure!
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Learn a great deal about the fascinating creatures found at Butterfly Conservatory, a respected animal sanctuary.
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You're certain to feel relaxed as you listen to the soothing sound of cascading water at La Fortuna Waterfall.
And that's not all there is.
See the different species at Arenal Eco Zoo and make some new furry friends!
So you've dropped off your case and you're starting to feel a little jet lagged — what's next? Sleep? Not a chance... vacations are all about one-off experiences and mind-blowing adventures! (Besides, you can always have a rest when you arrive back home.)
If planning isn't your cup of tea, don't fret — we've got you covered. El Castillo provides an awesome range of activities. Here are some good options:
El Castillo is only 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Guachipelin. Use this place for easy access to a range of tourist attractions, such as the Museum of Costa Rican Art and the National Theater. San Jose is another destination to consider. It's just 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. If you'd like to come here, nearby sights such as the Gold Museum and the National Center of Art and Culture should definitely be on your list.
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