This property is well designed for the weather and travelers like us. The property is clean, modern with all appliances and furnishings in good shape. The outdoors space downstairs was great for sunny warm times. The enclosed upstairs porch was wonderful for rainy times with the same gorgeous view of Arenal volcano available.
From this location we enjoyed two hiking days from the house, one up the hill searching for the waterfall until the mud finally turned us back, another doing the loop up the hill, down near the Rio Negro, then back through El Castllo and up the hill. We enjoyed Pizza John's, Soda and Benedictos in town, plus the locals moving livestock up and down our hill, the school children coming and going, and lots of expats running businesses or volunteering at the Butterfly Farm in town. El Castillo without a car is a great destination for a few days.
Since we had a car we also ventured out to Sky Trek, some of us hiking, others zip lining. The property was beautiful and perhaps the least muddy hiking of our stay. Plus we visited Restaurante Tipico in La Fortuna and the La Fortuna Waterfall. The clouds lifted and we saw the top if Arenal briefly that day, the only time during our five night stay.
If you don't mind rough roads, this is a fabulous place to relax and a fabulous base for exploring the area.