Ojochal is a small town on Costa Rica’s south Pacific coast. The Ojochal area is tranquil and visited by fewer tourists than other parts of Costa Rica. Its beaches are picturesque and good places to relax or ride horses. Swimming, scuba diving, and sport fishing can be enjoyed offshore. The Nauyaca Waterfalls, described by some as the best waterfalls in Costa Rica, are a fun place to visit.
Hotel El Castillo combines elegance with adventure. It offers its guests attractive, comfortable accommodations in the heart of the rainforest. The hotel itself is charming—a large, stone-floored lobby leads to both a tasty restaurant and an outdoor infinity swimming pool. Most rooms are upstairs and boast impressive views of the coastline.
The six rooms are spacious and well furnished. All come equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom, hot water shower, wireless Internet, safe, bathrobes, and mini fridge. French doors open onto private balconies that overlook the ocean. The hotel’s suites are larger and have a living room stocked with a sofa bed and chair.
A breakfast is prepared each morning for guests. You can order custom dishes or daily features like gallo pinto, banana pancakes, and huevos rancheros. The hotel’s restaurant, Azul, is tasty and attractive. For lunch, you can enjoy wraps, salads or fish tacos. Start dinner with a hummus plate or calamari and then segue into entrees like souvlaki (grilled meat and veggies), goat cheese ravioli, and Moroccan chicken. The hotel has a good selection of wines, cocktails and beers, which you can enjoy either at the bar or around the pool.
The infinity swimming pool is large and clean. As you lean over the pool’s western edge, you’ll enjoy unrivaled views of the Pacific Ocean. This is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant places on the whole property.
Hotel El Castillo is lovely and intimate. Its small size, friendly staff, and stellar location make it one of the best hotels in the area.