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A closer look at El Castillo, Costa Rica 

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There’s no question that Costa Rica has become a tourist hotspot and retirement destination in recent years. The Arenal region, located three hours northwest of the capital, San Josè, is the perfect destination for eco-travelers. If you want water activities, nature hiking, wildlife watching and more, Lake Arenal is for you! 

Located in very close proximity to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, the town of El Castillo is situated just 10km off the Rainforest Highway between La Fortuna and Nuevo Arenal. Originally a quiet agricultural centre, El Castillo was discovered by a new generation of bohemians looking for the perfect blend of climate and lifestyle.

According to Agustin Piedra of Explore El Castillo Real Estate, “it’s no surprise, since El Castillo provides the best views of the volcano or lake anywhere. The unique combination of quiet village life and a growing number of ex-pat enterprises means the area buzzes with activity-from canopy tours and horseback riding to hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. We boast Costa Rica’s largest butterfly conservatory and the ever-popular Snake and Reptile Zoo. Now, a growing arts and music culture is making El Castillo a must-see destination for creative people from all over the world.”


International Living explains that restrictions on large developments have kept the jungle landscape unmarred and Lake Arenal pristine. The average year round temperature is 21.1 °C | 70.0 °F and the cost of living and real estate remain very low. 

With the pace of vaccinations for COVID starting to increase it won’t be long before travelers are anxious to return abroad. Start your search now for your next vacation investment here.

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