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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view

Esparza, Costa Rica
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms10
  • Sleeps30
  • Bathrooms11
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights

Villa, 10 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 20-30)

The most prestigious, luxury villa in Costa Rica is now available for rental. This secure, private estate is perfect for romantic getaways, family reunions, corporate retreats, incentive travel and weddings.

The Castle offers many booking options for groups of two to thirty people. When

you rent the Castle, your rent the entire property exclusively for you and your group.

Regardless of the size of your group, you get our full service staff including Chef,

and Concierge.. I makes it a real vacation for you and your guests.

Our rates vary on the time of year and the size of your group, but even with all

our amenities you are likely to pay less than if your were booking hotel rooms at

Costa Rica's best hotels. And you don't have to go out to dinner at high priced

restaurants when you have your own executive Chef prepare three meals a day

to your choice...the freshest of ingredients.. fine meats, fish and shrimp, fresh local

vegetables and fruits..something different every day..

Your stay includes the service of twelve professionals

including a Chef, sous Chef, house staff, laundry, bilingual guide bartender, property staff, Concierge, and General Manager Henry Denzler.

The villa features 2 large multi room suites and 8 spacious bedrooms. It can easily accommodate groups of up to 30 people or an incredible private getaway for two ! Luxuriate in the private pools, large hot tub, waterslide, golf and tennis court. A private spa is located within the walls and more!

One of the most famous landmarks in Costa Rica is the Manor House of El Castillo. A noted German architect created the various spaces using Costa Rican hardwoods and artisans.

The 'Castle' is your own private resort. with your own private staff including our Castle

Manager, Ana, Chef Minor, sous chef, concierge, bartender and a full house staff.

Chef Minor will prepare meals for you as you choose, provisioning the finest meats

and fish, fresh vegetables and fresh local fruit...Our guest are always thrilled with

the selection and presentation from our kitchens.

Scroll Down to just above our photos and click the link connecting you to our virtual tour.

Keywords: Estate, Castle, Retreat, Villa, Resort

Property Manager

Henry Denzler

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
About Henry Denzler

I grew up in the Midwest and have had a corporate life and entrepreneurial experience. Now just getting ready to enjoy retirement.....well at least less stressful activities.

Henry Denzler purchased this Villa in 2004

Why Henry Denzler chose Espíritu Santo

Costa Rica, aptly described as the Switzerland of Latin America is truly a land of Pura Vida ! The biodiversity is incredible and with more than 30 micro climates, the variety of activities is incredible. Our villa, located on a mountain close to the Pacific coast enjoys warm days with cooling breezes and does not have the intense heat you find close to the northern beaches of Guanacaste Yet we are only 5 minutes away from the closest beach.

What makes this Villa unique

We can arrange private carnivals within the property, custom designed firework displays and an array of local entertainment, including some of the top Costa Rican groups, all on the grounds of the villa. Should you choose to arrive by helicopter, we feature our own heliport.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
      • Bedroom 2 - Grand Suite
        1 king, Large three room suite with large bath
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Deluxe
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, Deluxe
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, ensuite bath
      • Bedroom 1 Grand Suite
        1 king, Large two room suite with King Bed,, large bath
      • Bedroom 8
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 9
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 10
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 7
        1 queen
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 11 Bathrooms
        • 10+

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Classic Spanish setting....Central Park and Church surrounded by various shops.
          • Mountain View
            Located in and view of the first tier of mountains east of the Pacific Ocean. There are beautiful views of the Gulf of Nicoya, and the sunsets right in front of your from our verandas.
          • Ocean View
            View of the Gulf of Nicoya and Pacific Ocean from everywhere on the property. The sunsets are spectacular from our verandas.
          • Resort
            The entire Castle is a resort. Large resort pool, with swim up bar, tennis courts, Jacuzzi, water slide, spa with massage in our tower, golf greens, chipping and putting.. and a full service staff
          • Rural
            It is a short drive through the country side from the San Jose airport to Esparza. Along the new highway, you will see majestic mountains and farms. A rural feel, but close to everything.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Garage
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Individually Climate Controlled
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Free Long Distance
                    Free to the U.S. and Canada.
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Linens Provided
                    Our staff cleans your room and makes the bed,,,,,all while you luxuriate by the pool.
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                    Our staff will have your laundry washed, dried, pressed and back to your room the same day !
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        Our chef will prepare meals and snacks to your specifications to include cakes for special occasions. Included in pricing.
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area


                              • Stereo
                              • CD Player
                              • Foosball
                              • Music Library
                                CD players all IPOD friendly.
                              • Pool Table
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • DVD Player
                              • Television
                                (8) Blue Ray player available as well.
                              • VCR
                              • Video Game Console
                              • Video Games
                              • Video Library
                                More than 500 movies in our library.


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Gazebo
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • alternative lifestyle
                                      • wheelchair accessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Private Pool
                                            (2) 2 pools. One pool exclusively used for our water slide.
                                          • Shared Hot Tub
                                            Next to the main swimming pool.


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • rafting
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • 165 foot water slide to a separate pool. Tennis Court, Basketball Net, 2 putting greens with 6 holes, Spa, Exercise equipment. Al fresco dining in our Rancho by the pool.

                                                                18 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Family Vacation

                                                                Edward H.

                                                                The house was great we had 16 family members and had room to spare. Ana was excellent, she made sure we got everything we wanted and had the bus ready for everywhere we wanted to travel and see. Josue went with us on all of our site seeing and was a great tour guide and translator. I would definitely visit again.

                                                                The Hidden Gem of Central America

                                                                Suzanne M.

                                                                I have spent several months traveling in Costa Rica and the neighboring Countries of Central America. To say that 'El Castillo De Esparza' is THE most grandest place that I have had the privilege to experience would be an understatement. Surrounded by such all-around beauty, inside and out, to dine on fresh local fare prepared deliciously by the Chef was just another treat. The massage overlooking The Gulf of Nicoya was extremely relaxing and I am a Pickleball addict and they even had a court and paddles!

                                                                The Staff was very personable and professional and no doubt could provide anything needed to make your stay something special.

                                                                Having spent so much time in Costa Rica, I have visited most of the tourist destinations such as: Tabacon Hots Springs, Extreme Zip-line, volcanoes, Butterfly farms, Jungle tours and every Beach from Panama to El Salvador so I was happy to just spend time right there at El Castille. For me, there was plenty to keep me occupied and I had no desire to leave the property!

                                                                It really was an easy destination to get to and I think it will be a great place for me to enjoy a girls getaway next time. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it.


                                                                Magical place - best place to entertain large groups of adults and children

                                                                Just wanted to drop you a quick note as to the wonderful time my guests and I had at El Castillo. The place is truly amazing—much larger and more spectacular than the pictures. But it is the staff that made the trip truly magical. Annabelle, Joswey, Colon and the entire team could not have been more professional and accommodating. We had a total of 30 guest, 14 of whom were children. The house provided so much space and activities to keep the kids busy and happy. Same for the adults (my guests especially enjoyed the masseuse). The food was 1st rate and it was wonderful that the specious dining room allowed us to eat together at dinner. Colon's Thanksgiving feast was as good as grandma used to make!

                                                                Also, Henry's recommendations re special activities were spot on. He arranged not only fireworks right outside our balcony, but also for a fantastic band to play in the home. Outside activities were as you would expect in Costa Rica--fishing, zip-lining, ATV driving and golfing. All transportation was arranged by the staff (including airport pickup and drop off). Every detail was flawlessly executed by Annabelle and her staff.

                                                                On a scale of 1-10, several of the children rated El Castillo as a "100", a "200" and even as a "1200". I would agree that it will be extremely hard to find a better place in the world to enjoy the company of a large group

                                                                I will sing the praises of El Castillo and your team to my friends and definitely want to visit again in the near future.

                                                                Outstanding personal experience-Worth every penny

                                                                WilliamDelray Beach, Florida/ USA

                                                                Third time returning and it just keeps getting better- you get a lot for the cost. Professional yet very personable staff are the best we find in our global travels (spoke Spanish & English expertly). Annabelle & the staff helped arrange a deep sea fishing adventure with HUGE results! Chef Minor & protégé Diego prepared a traditional pig roast which was a unique experience and wonderful in taste. The sushi was expert. All the meals and drinks were excellent. Lots of time to hang by the pool, read, walk, relax in the evening to decompress and escape. But we also enjoyed fireworks overlooking the distant Pacific, played golf, pool, tennis & pickleball. Some days we did nothing at all. Easy to get to from San Jose and everyone in Costa Rica is friendly

                                                                Want to live and be treated like royalty?....stay here!

                                                                Marty W.Carlsbad

                                                                This was our 12th family vacation. We've vacationed in Mexico, Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S.

                                                                All of these were 1st class properties BUT nothing was as grand as El Castillo!

                                                                The property is magnificent and the 3 specially prepared meals/day were outstanding!

                                                                EVERYTHING exceeded our expectations!

                                                                Although the day trips were a bit long the refuge of El Castillo more than compensated.

                                                                Hats off for assembling the most gracious and accommodating staff we have ever encountered. Ana, Josue and Chef Minor as well as the 7 others couldn't have treated us better if we were royalty. Don't let this team get away, they are an absolute 10+!

                                                                It was truly a FIVE STAR experience!

                                                                Thanks to Hank as well for being on the money with his recommendations and being spot on with his answers to our questions....not one hiccup!

                                                                Royal treatment ... even if you're not so royal!


                                                                Fantastic getaway. The food was top shelf - staff attentive as needed. Evening entertainment ranged from local musicians to fantastic fireworks. Pitch and putt golf on the property tests your pitching from high. Loved it. Would return in a heartbeat.


                                                                Esparza, Costa Rica

                                                                Canopy Tours, ATV Tours, Crocodile Tours. Bungee Jumping, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling and many more.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                Please inquire for complete rate information as group size can affect the rate. We are very flexible on payment schedules if the booking is longer than 6 months in advance of your arrival. Costa Rica requires a 10% gratuity added to the rental rate.

                                                                18 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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