El Castillo de Esparza
El Castillo de Esparza
Retreat up into the mountains at this deluxe, luxurious Costa Rican estate! Boasting five bedrooms and 43,000 square feet, this royal caste is nestled near the sweeping Central Pacific coast, overlooking the romantic Gulf of Nicoya, and offering unsurpassed luxury to all who enter!
This gigantic estate is spread out over eight acres, surrounded by secure twelve-foot walls, and equipped with every luxurious amenity one could ever imagine. Built for royalty by a noted German architect, this sensational home is one of the most famous landmarks in Costa Rica. During your trip, you’ll be staying in the Manor house, and have access to the entirety of the resort grounds as well. The Manor House offers upscale living space boasting classic and elegant décor, including pristine, marble flooring and intricately designed wooden finishes. As you enter into each room, you’ll marvel at the grandiose atmosphere, complete with beautifully lofted ceilings, lovely art pieces, and large windows offering sweeping vistas of the beautiful nature around you. Multiple spacious living areas can be found throughout the main house, all boasting ample lavish seating for you and your guests. As your day winds down, refresh yourself by gathering in one of these spaces, reclining back, and enjoying a quiet evening with your family.
In each of the exquisite bedrooms, you’ll find luxurious linens and extravagant décor, truly making you feel like royalty. Located in the north wing is the master suite, originally built for the Contessa. It offers a lavish king-sized bed with a private en suite bathroom and dressing area complete with hardwood closets. Also in the north wing you’ll find a second full bedroom with twin beds and comfortable sitting area. The south wing holds the other bedrooms, including a beautifully designed VIP suite. This spacious, airy suite features a king-sized bed, a large sitting room and dressing room. Outside the double door is a veranda, overlooking the pool and the majestic mountains beyond. The other two bedrooms offer queen-sized beds and large en suite bathrooms.
When it comes to dining at el Castillo de Esparza, you’ll never have to lift a finger! Chef Minor and his staff will confer with you to plan each meal. The staff does all the shopping, and beverages, fine wines, and the freshest local produce will be available to you. The Castle provides many dining areas for you and your guests to enjoy, including the formal dining room, which can serve up to 20 guests. Or, you can take your dinner, on the main level veranda, framed by stunning views of the grounds, and the mountains beyond!
Known for unsurpassed, five-star service, no other destination in Costa Rica offers the amenities available guests of El Castillo. To help guests make the most of the their stay, El Castillo pampers you with all the comforts of home and the luxuries of a five star resort. The large free-flowing swimming pool is surrounded by a spacious wooden deck, furnished with comfortable chaise lounge chairs, just perfect for lounging the day away and soaking up some rays. The pool offers a 65-meter waterslide, allowing kids and adults alike to cool off on a warm Costa Rican afternoon. Golfers will love the two large greens located at the center of the Castle property, complete with several tee locations with varying obstacles that will challenge everyone! Make sure you take advantage of the concierge team provided to you, and work with them to plan exciting events such as live performances or even your own private firework show!
El Castillo de Esparza provides you with one of the most luxurious beach experiences in the world. Book your stay today, and spend the next week in true paradise!
Private Residence with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 43000 square feet, 3995 square meters
King, King, Queen, Queen, and Twin
10 guests maximum
Juan Santamaría International Airport - SJO
Views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the beautiful mountains beyond.
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
For THIRDHOME members, there is a fee of $4,600 per week. This covers the 10 person staff, full-time chef, concierge service, spa, and the other amenities available to you on site. This does not include the cost of food and drink.
Activities of Interest
- Deep Sea Fishing - Known as one of the best locations for deep sea fishing in the world, make sure you cast a line during your trip!
- Zip Lines/Canopy Tours - Costa Rica is filled with lush jungles, and what better way to see them than soaring over the trees from above.
- World Famous Tarcoles Crocodile Cruise - One of the most popular tours for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike!
- Surfing at Playa Herradura - Considered one of the best beaches in Costa Rica,
Places of Interest
- Arenal Volcano - This incredible natural wonder looms large and ominous over the gorgeous pastured green hillsides that surround its base.
- San Jose or Los Sueños Casinos - Enjoy a night of swanky fun at one of these luxurious casinos!
- Gulf of Nicoya - This area is full of natural beauty and rich in biodiversity, just perfect for exploring!
- Curú Wildlife Refuge - Offering several walking trails through tropical forest, beaches, and so much more, this amazing wildlife refuge offers a serene retreat filled with diverse flora and fauna.
Julie A.November 2019
We came here for my mom’s birthday and it was exceptional! The grounds are stunning and the home is spacious. The biggest treat was the 10 staff members that offer beautiful service and extraordinary care. The Chef Minor catered to our vegetarian/pescatarian group better than we’ve ever had anywhere in the world. The food was so beyond anything we could have imagined. We spent our days playing tennis, swimming, using the water slide and hanging out. A perfect venue to bond in nature and to feel like a king or queen. A trip of a lifetime. Thank you Anabelle and everyone for making us feel so welcome. ”
Garrett R.November 2018
This property was fantastic! It is perfect for a family or corporate retreat. The set up allow for everything to be planned on property from meals, to pool lounging and tennis. There is not much to do very close by, but if you are looking for a place to unwind with a larger group, this is it!. The staff, particularly Annabelle and Josue, were so accommodating and responsive to all requests. Couldn't have been better”
Mark W.January 2017
No other way to put it....El Castillo is jaw dropping. We booked it to have a large place to bring together immediate and extended family. No doubt the most opulent place we have ever visited. The staff treated us as family, and honored all our requests (except Hollandaise sauce). Staff to guest ratio: 1 to 1. Used clothing disappeared and reappeared laundered and neatly folded each day, as just one example of their attentiveness. This was literally the vacation of a life time. Really felt like royalty for a week. Jan plans weddings at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, and has looked into El Castillo as a destination wedding site, The owners were very receptive, I thought that the cover photo was taken with the “special” realtors’ lens which makes a pantry look like a gym, but not at all: this room is a miniature ball room. Our first visit to Costa Rica, and we love it, Very special, Do not miss this place. Just amazing! ,”