El Castillo

Ojochal, costa rica

Panama's Private Island Luxury Escape

Reopens in September

Welcome to El Castillo Boutique Luxury Hotel

Guests often describe their five-star experience at El Castillo as the best vacation of their lifetime. Revel in our luxurious mansion with arguably the most spectacular ocean view in Costa Rica. Lounge in our iconic cliffside pool overlooking the mighty Pacific. Indulge in our remarkable food and cocktails. But don’t forget to take off your shoes and be at home. We call it casual elegance.

Billion Dollar


Ocean View Rooms & Suites

El Castillo offers two luxurious Spa Suites, two Ocean View Suites, three Ocean View Rooms, a two-bedroom Owner’s Suite, and one Garden Room, each with spectacular views.


Culinary Excellence

Castillo's Kitchen

Your day begins with an incredible two-course complimentary breakfast. The first course is of the freshest fruit and yogurt. Each day we feature a special breakfast from around the world. Alternatively, we always have an Americana or Tico breakfast. Our all-day menu features many tasty dishes, including calamari, hummus, and salads. You don’t want to miss our incredible hamburgers with your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian, served with our homemade buns and hand cut fries.

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Our Luxurious Private Spa Room

Enjoy a spa treatment in our tranquil spa room. Want to truly relax before or after your treatment? Our garden oasis is calling.

We offer a variety of treatments administered by seasoned professionals in an unparalleled setting.

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Serene Scenes & Wild Encounters

Come face to face with a howler monkey. Soar through the jungle canopy by zipline. Snorkel with sea turtles. No matter your vision for your time in Costa Rica, El Castillo is your gateway to once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

We offer a variety of hand-selected activity packages for you to choose from—all  unforgettable experiences with seasoned guides or instructors. El Castillo’s staff can help plan activities and make reservations for you. To ensure availability, we recommend booking before your trip. 

Exclusive Island


A five minute boat ride away

It started with a dream – the El Castillo staff were captivated with the idea of providing a private island beach experience for hotel guests. Today it is a reality – Garza Island beach is a short five minute boat ride to an undeveloped tropical island directly across from El Castillo. Complete with lounge chairs, a makeshift bamboo shelter for cooking and shade, and hammocks – the perfect combination for a perfect day.

A Magical Place For A



A dream wedding experience: Infinite sunshine, alfresco adventures, exquisite food, and ultimate relaxation—there is nothing better than “owning” El Castillo for a week. Your bridal party will bask in paradise at El Castillo while your guests can enjoy budget-friendly Costa Rican hospitality at highly rated, charming hotels only minutes away.

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