Castillo de Pavones - Pavones

Four-Night Stay for 4 or 10 in a Suite or Villa at Castillo de Pavones in Costa Rica

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Jungle Hideaway near Pavones Beach

In the Gulf of Dulce along the southwestern border of Costa Rica, a steady parade of white-capped swells breaks against the coast of Pavones Beach, where surfers ride one of the longest left waves in the world. There are no monolithic hotels or chain restaurants marring the landscape. Instead, a short walk through a thicket of Costa Rican jungle—home to monkeys and scarlet macaws—puts visitors on the doorstep of the Castillo de Pavones. Perched on a mountainside overlooking the ocean, the hideaway with a stone façade and rustic timber balconies blends humbly in with its scenery.

On the third, fourth, and fifth floors, the glass-enclosed Blue Morpho Grill & Lounge features 360-degree views of the ocean, the jungle canopy, and the bay. The eatery’s Brazilian-style buffet encompasses all-you-can eat pizza, a salad bar with organic vegetables, nuts, fruits, and berries, and platters of jumbo river shrimp, seared ahi tuna over mashed potatoes, filet mignon, and chicken skewers. Guests can climb onto the rooftop deck to gaze at the sea or spy on toucan families enjoying bowls of Froot Loops in their natural habitat.

All four main-house suites feature coral and marble floors as well as fine wooden and stone furnishings. The ocean is visible from the private, two-person jacuzzi tubs in select suites. The Villa Harmonia is a freestanding villa adjacent to the Rio Claro; buyers of the second deal option rent both of its spacious suites. In the morning, a complimentary Costa Rican breakfast, which includes freshly squeezed juices and house-made smoothies, can be delivered to guest suites or served in the restaurant.

Pavones, Costa Rica: Beachfront Village near Jungle and Tropical Wildlife

Although Pavones's world-class surf has attracted its fair share of visitors, the tiny beachfront community remains largely undeveloped. The aptly named Rio Claro, which translates to "clear river" in Spanish, winds past Castillo de Pavones's property and empties at the beach. Visitors often swim, tube, or hitch a ride on a friendly sea turtle down the length of it. Pavones's jungle and beach terrain make it an ideal jump-off point for outdoor recreation. The adventure credit included with this Getaway can be used toward such vigorous pursuits as whitewater rafting, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, surf lessons, ziplining, kayaking, and scuba diving.

What You Get

  • $1,025 for a four-night stay for 4 in a Mezzanine, Dungeon, Jungle, or Calle suite with a $300 dining credit and a $350 adventure credit
  • $1,800 for a four-night stay for 10 in a Villa Harmonia with a $600 dining credit and a $600 adventure credit

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip shuttle to and from Golfito Domestic Airport


  • Onsite restaurant and bar
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Rooftop, open-air deck with ocean views
  • Flat-screen TVs with HBO
  • Free American, European, and Canadian calls
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Not valid 12/20/12-1/5/13
  • Must book by 1/9/13; travel must be completed by 2/9/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Fee up to 25% of Groupon price applies to all cancellations
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Dining and activity vouchers not valid towards tax or gratuity
  • 13% tax not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Castillo de Pavones or visit website by 1/9/13.
  3. Choose a date prior to 2/9/13.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Private balconies or patios
  • Ocean views in select units
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV with satellite and HBO

Mezzanine, Dungeon, Jungle, or Calle Suites

  • One king-size bed and two orthopedic mattresses in all suites; the Mezzanine also has bunk beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Two-person jacuzzi tubs

Villa Harmonia: Whiteface Monkey Suite and Squirrel Monkey Suite

  • Four king-size beds and two sofa beds
  • Standard occupancy: 10
  • Maximum occupancy: 10
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Full kitchen

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: additional nights may be added to the Mezzanine, Dungeon, Calle, and Jungle suites for $300 per night plus 13% tax. Additional nights may be added to Villa Harmonia for $500 per night plus 13% tax.

What It's Worth

  • $1,025 for a four-night stay for 4 in a Mezzanine, Dungeon, Jungle, or Calle suite with daily breakfast (up to a $1,200 value)
  • $300 dining credit
  • $350 adventure credit

  • $1,800 for a four-night stay for 10 in a Villa Harmonia with daily breakfast (up to a $2,200 value)

  • $600 dining credit
  • $600 adventure credit

Included in both options:

  • Round-trip airport shuttle to and from Golfito Domestic Airport (a $200 value)

Total value: up to $3,600

Getting There

  • By plane: about 36 miles (58 km) from Golfito Domestic Airport (GLF)
  • By shuttle: round-trip airport shuttle from GLF included in both options

Traveler's Tips

  • Waves in Pavones hit their peak during Costa Rica's rainy season from April to October.
  • Check the surf report, which is updated every six hours.

Customer Reviews

We had a great time. Thank you to all the great staff.
LESLIE F. · July 15, 2012
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