Exclusive Island Beach
It started with a dream – Scott Dinsmore, El Castillo General Manager, was captivated with the idea of providing a private island beach experience for hotel guests. Today it is a reality – the El Castillo island beach is a short five minute boat ride to the Island – an undeveloped tropical island directly across from El Castillo. Complete with lounge chairs, a makeshift bamboo shelter for cooking and shade, a rustic bathroom, and hammocks – the perfect combination for a perfect day.
Guests are transported across to the island in a quaint Costa Rican awning covered boat along with a staff member from Castillo. The five minute ride affords a beautiful view of the lush mountains. There is no schedule, you choose when you want to go – your time on the island is approximately three hours.
Upon arrival you will experience a five minute walk across the island to the beach. While your El Castillo host prepares your complementary island cocktails, you can relax and take in the view. You might encounter Scarlet Macaws as they are a common site on the island – they love the almond trees.
Once settled in, you may choose a walk down the untouched sandy beach and maybe pick up a few sand dollars along the way. You can take a refreshing dip in the sandy bottomed Pacific – the waves are wonderful and the water is warm – typically 29 C/84 F. Your Castillo host is available to wait on you with drinks and whatever you need for the entire stay. Just say the word when you get hungry and your Castillo host will grill freshly prepared Kababs over an open driftwood fire. After a mouth-watering lunch, a snooze in a hammock is highly recommended. When you have your fill of the sun you can leave at any time you would like – head back to the mainland – and enjoy a dip in the Castillo infinity pool or relax in the Jacuzzi on the private guest deck. A perfect day in paradise.
Note: The El Castillo Exclusive Island Beach excursion is available every day from December through April. Call for availability during the Green Season of May through November.
Island cocktail upon arrival*
Three hours on the island
A friendly El Castillo staff member