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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"An incredible family vacation! All staff were exceptional. We especially miss our concierge, Chris! Everyone was incredible with our children which meant a lot. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance, private beach with towels and boogie boards at our disposal. Nido de Gansos house was amazing and was perfect for 2 families with 4 kids plus plenty more room. We will definitely be back!"
Guest: Sheryl E.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
"The stay at this site was too short. We were trying to be ambitious and stay on both sides of the Golfo Dulce in a 6 day period. We had such a fun time at this property surf, swim, and golf (yes golf). It was a lovely house enjoyed old movies that were there with the kids and felt pampered. Next time we bring more friends and family and have a family fiesta. You won't need but light clothing, packing light is recommended. We drove from San Jose you might consider flight to Quepos and renting car from Vamos. But we were glad to stop for groceries in Jaco for gourmet items ( Tofu, almond milk, granola, peanut butter, jelly etc) and Rio Claro for staples.) Groceries are high in Pavones. Make sure you turn on road before Surf restaurant, we missed it first time. Judi the owner is great and supportive by phone in those moments. Arrive before dark reduces anxiety for cars occupants. But when you wake up in am you will be amazed at properties location and amenities, like your own private Hotel."
Guest: TomDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 15, 2015
Want to live and be treated like royalty?....stay here!
"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!"
Guest: Marty W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 18, 2015
"I have read all the reviews and can only echo the facts and sentiments described however I want to add something here which may be helpful to a single woman vacationing on her own who faces concerns of safety and socializing. In Zancudo life is simple and simply enchanting from the warm surf to the inclusive community. I thought I had entered a community as close to paradise as one could imagine. My stay at Kris and Jim's Casita was so very charming, comfortable and restorative. I found I could have as much socializing or as much quiet time that one could desire and I my world became one of regular yoga three days a week at Los Cocos, long walks on the beach, hammock with a good book, frequent swims, many dinners with newly made friends at homes or any of the fabulous local restaurants and so much delicious fruits and vegetable arriving twice a week by the truck which stopped right outside your door if you left your sign out! I felt so safe, so surrounded by the best people and I met a number of women living on their own in Zancudo who had made this place their home. This is a very desirable lodging for all of the reasons you have read about by other reviewers who visited with their partners or with family but if you are a woman looking for a place to enjoy on your own I would highly recommend staying here in Zancudo at this Casita. Kris and Jim are wonderful hosts who share their knowledge and community fully with their guests and it is obvious that they take pride in the Casita which is spacious, clean well equipped and comfortable."
Guest: JillDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 12, 2014