The house is superb - everything is of high quality and is very well equipped. There are balconies along two sides with wonderful views of the Arenal volcano. El Castillo is around a 10km drive along a dirt road off the highway - a bit rough in parts. There is a soda a short walk from the property - visited on a couple of occasions. Around half an hours drive to La Fortuna, hanging bridges, thermal springs etc. The National Park Centre is a short drive away - great walk from here to the base of the volcano.