We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“fantastic”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Cabinas Los Tucanes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

A great stay in Castillo with a beautiful view on Arenal volcano. The family that runs the 3 rooms is so kind and nice and they are very helpful if you need any suggestions for trips around. The rooms are very big and clean with separate bathrooms and shower and some kitchen facilities too; what I really loved during our stay was the hand made breakfast too, with fresh fruits and Costaricans traditional dishes. A very good stay in a fantastic corner of Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dariaindub
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (71)
There are newer reviews for Cabinas Los Tucanes
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

24 - 30 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night and wish we had been able to stay for significantly longer. The family running the cabins is extremely sweet and detail-oriented. The place is immaculate, affords an excellent view of Arenal Volcano (when not obscured by clouds), and gives you easy access to some of the tour offerings of El Castillo.

Room Tip: Get here early and grab the 2nd level room if you can!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank 8ldx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed 2 nights in Dec 2012. The cabinas are very basic but clean. The views are magnificent but requires about 9 km drive on a very rough unpaved road and about 25 km from La Fortuna. Breakfast is Ok and there is no wi-fi access.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bollywood4u
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed one night in September 2012 and it was great. Friendly owners, very large clean rooms with coffee maker and hot water. To reach El Castillo you need a ride over an unpaved road but once you are there you will enjoy the great views over the volcano. This place is very quiet, no noise, only birds waking you up.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Leo-y-Vero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We stayed at Cabinas Los Tucanes for two nights around the 20th of March, 2012. We wish we could have stayed longer: this place was really our best "find" during our 12 day CR vacation. As others have experienced, we too tried to get in at Essence farther up the hill, but they were booked for the night and called down to Los Tucanes to see if they had a vacancy. (We later had dinner at the Essence--partly to thank them for the referral--highly recommended!) Los Tucanes was great. We were lucky enough to get the second-story room, which had it all: a spacious room, a kitchenette with complementary coffee, and best of all a terrific view of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano from our little deck. Breakfast was delicious. The owners even provided us a bird guide so we could identify several feeding on papaya rinds in the yard. All for $50 per night for the two of us. It was also very close to the SkyTram canopy tour/zip line (also highly recommended.) I seldom get online and give rave reviews about some place, but we enjoyed Los Tucanes so much I had to let others know.

Room Tip: Ask for the 2nd story room. If it's already booked, at least ask the upstairs folks if you can...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Richard W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2012

A charming place in a quiet, out-of-the way town. Fanier serves an excellent breakfast in a tiny porch looking over the volcano for a very reasonable $5. The access road to El Castillo is great fun to drive if like me you enjoy driving fast down dirt roads!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ba296
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We were here 3 nights. Great location with view on the Arenal :)
Large clean rooms and excellent breakfast. First a fruit plate and then a plate of egg, bread, rice and fried banana. The woman has great tips and also makes the reservations.
20 meters away is a bar / restaurant with a terrace with view on the Arenal and the lake (and has free wifi).

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Peter_alias_Hopper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near El Castillo
1.0 mi away
Linda Vista Hotel
Linda Vista Hotel
#1 of 2 in El Castillo
692 reviews
6.3 mi away
Hotel Lomas del Volcan
Hotel Lomas del Volcan
#10 of 58 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
1,528 reviews
0.7 mi away
Hotel Castillo del Arenal
Hotel Castillo del Arenal
#2 of 2 in El Castillo
230 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.3 mi away
Volcano Lodge & Springs
Volcano Lodge & Springs
#15 of 58 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2,932 reviews
5.4 mi away
Arenal Lodge
Arenal Lodge
#22 of 58 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
828 reviews
0.3 mi away
Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Cabinas Los Tucanes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cabinas Los Tucanes

Address: El Castillo, Costa Rica, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 24791076, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Speciality Lodging in El Castillo
Price Range: £40 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Cabinas Los Tucanes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cabinas Los Tucanes Costa Rica/El Castillo

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing