Things To Do
POOL AND JACUZZI
The pool is at the center of Castle activities. It is a large free form pool with plenty of room for swimming or lounging on floats in the warm water. Water temperatures in the pool are mostly in the mid to upper 80’s…refreshing in the warm Costa Rican sun. Swim up to the pool bar, where you will find four in pool bar stools. Your Castle bartender is ready to serve your favorites…..Margaritas….anyone?
There is also ample room for a spirited game of water volley ball, and many floats just to relax on in the warm waters.
Next to the pool is a large six person Jacuzzi…….and a large patio area with sun lounges and a large sun canopy for those wanting some shade.
Sixty five meters of twists and turns down the hillside, our fiberglass water slide and splash down pool may be the biggest in Costa Rica. For kids and adults alike,the water slide is the perfect way to cool off on a warm Costa Rica afternoon.
There are two large greens in the center of the Castle property with
six standard golf flag sticks, proving an honest practice area with shots of twenty to fifty yards. The Castle provides a variety of wedges, and plenty of golf balls for your practice, or competition. There are several Tee locations with varying obstacles to challenge everyone.
In the south wing of the Main House, you’ll find a complete entertainment Media room. Choose from hundreds of movies on DVD, or watch your favorite shows on the 55 inch Flat screen television with complete cable channels. On the indoor veranda overlooking the main salon is the game room with a standard pool table and equipment. It is a comfortable place for pre-dinner cocktails and a little friendly competition. Through the double doors to the Upper outdoor veranda are spectacular views of the entire Gulf of Nicoya the mountains and Pacific Ocean beyond. Our guests love the upper veranda for cocktails and sunsets.
Work with Ana, or concierge to plan live bands performing just for you at your private resort. Popular rock bands, cocktail duos, or Mariachi entertainment are all easy to arrange for you.
One of the favorites is the Costa Rican Carnival night, complete with music entertainers, costumes and dancing.
Cap off the evening with your own fireworks display. We can arrange a complete professional fireworks display, presented only for you in your private resort. Relax on the outdoor veranda and experience amazing sights and sounds of Fireworks up close and personal.
COSTA RICAN ADVENTURES
THINGS TO DO IN COSTA RICA
Costa Rica has much to offer. El Castillo de Esparza (centrally located to all adventures) as the premier Villa rental in the country, offer you personal services of Ana, the full-time Concierge. Each of your trips from the Castle can be tailored and arranged by Ana. Transportation is usually by air conditioned Coaster or Van.
Costa Rica offers many beautiful beaches. Just minutes from the Castle you will find excellent white sand beaches. Our staff will be happy to escort you, provide beach umbrellas, lunch or snacks, and beverages.
Costa Rica is well known for some of the best surfing locations in the world. From easy locations suitable for beginners and mid level surfers to the very challenging waves at Playa Herradura, many surfing aficionados come from all over the world to surf the waves on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
DEEP SEA FISHING
Few places in the world provide the excitement of deep sea fishing like Costa Rica. Experience the great excitement of catching 100 pound beautiful Sailfish (catch and release), or catch dinner….Mahi Mahi, tuna are in abundance in the calm warm waters off the Pacific Coast. Your castle staff can arrange an easy day trip with experienced Captains with boats from 30 to 80 feet. A member of our Castle staff (bi-lingual) can accompany you and bring along snacks, lunch and beverages for an exciting day. If you want, bring home your Mahi Mahi or tuna catch, and our chef will create an a special Costa Rican fish dinner.
Costa Rica has just recently been discovered as a fabulous golf destination. Within half an hour play 18 holes at a Championship Golf Course which was designed by a well know golf architect Ted Robinson. After his visit to the undeveloped site, Mr Robinson commented that he had never seen a more natural landscape for a golf course. The result is the first eco-golf that plays into specular tropical rain forest and back to the blue waters of Herradura Bay. This incredible beautiful Par-72, 696-yard golf course will challenge the best golfers. The views, tropical flowers and wildlife combine to make the Costa Rican Golf Course one the unique old experiences of a lifetime.
In the country where canopy tours through the rainforest began, you can soar through the jungle canopy like superman, or relax and enjoy the ride through the tree tops viewing the beautiful surrounding country side. Let Ana plan your excursion from transportation to tickets and take a special ride on your own schedule.
THE AMAZING CROCODILE RIVER ADVENTURE
Get up close and personal with the largest Crocodiles in the world made famous on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. This is a must trip for everyone. This guided trip, in your own boat with experienced guide travels the Tarcoles River, seeking out these amazing large crocodiles, exceeding 1000 pounds. Your guide may well leave the boat to feed these giants by hand. Your trip also follows narrow tributaries through the jungle …a real life jungle Cruise where you may see rare birds…. Even the special Toucans….
Not for the faint of heart, but for great fun for all. River rafting is available, depending on season, at all categories of difficulty. Our staff will be happy to arrange transportation and make your river rafting adventure safe and exciting.
What is more mysterious, or has more majesty than one of natures wonders: The Volcano. Costa Rica is well known for its volcanos…..some of which are still very active. You can walk up to the edge of a crater only 250 yards from your car, and view the lake at the bottom of the crater. Continue the trip to the active volcanos and experience a dip in the natural mineral hot springs… It is all a days adventure you will not forget.
Trips are available in the jungle or the mountains. Let our experienced staff plan the trip with you. Spend a few hours or all day. Ride up to natural waterfalls or take a swim if you like . We will pack your towels too. You will see animals you might now see on foot, and experience the wonders of the flora and fauna that make up the special ecosystem of Costa Rica……