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Castillo de Pavones

500 Meters Sur de Super Rio Claro, Pavones - South West Pacific - Pavones, Costa Rica

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100 metres
     
Castillo de Pavones
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

The Castillo de Pavones is elegantly perched on a mountainside with a direct view of the famous Pavones point break, the longest left breaking wave in the world.

We offer 4 Suites within the Castle and then we have a 4 Bedroom Villa (breakfast not included) a couple minutes away.

The Bed and Breakfast part comes with Breakfast each morning, Air conditioning in the Suites, Hot Water, Jacuzzi Tub, Satellite TV, Beautiful Ocean views from our 360 degree views from our LeftBreak Lounge. Surfboards to rent along with Surf Lessons are available. Lunch and Dinner available by reservations.

Location

We are located in beautiful Pavones, Puntarenas, Costa Rica the home of the Longest World Class Left Break. An hour from Golfito Airport or 7 hours from San Jose by Taxi or rental vehicle.

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5 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Haeja
Haeja
Carlsbad, California
July 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

High up on a hill sits a beautiful "castle" with an amazing view. In there, hard at work are 2 gracious hosts who manage a well operated little B & B with 3 or 4 other hard workers. They take special care that each of the 4 rooms are clean, comfortable and welcoming. Our Jungle Room for 4 days for us was about as perfect as it can be. A fan and an AC with a king bed is really all that we needed but having a beautifully designed rock table with 2 chairs, a love seat, a chair and a coffee table provided much more comfort. Additionally, we had a small fridge keeping the beers and waters cold. The bathroom was large, with excellent roomy shower, rustic but whimsical sink and a big spa tub. More importantly, never an issue with the wifi made catching up with family and friends on social network easy and watching shows on Netflix in bed.

Pavones, if you've done some research, you already know is a small surf town without a whole lot to do except surf. This worked out great for my surfer husband. And even though I don't surf, I enjoyed my 10 minute walks to the beach, a short hike behind the building to walk in the wet but refreshing Rio Claro and relax with a cocktail admiring the colorful Macaws fly by while listening to the Howler Monkeys howling in a nearby tree.

This special edifice has 4 floors with 4 large suites; 2 on the ground level you have to walk down to, 2 on the second, almost street level, where our Jungle suite was. The views from our 2nd floor end unit had lot of privacy facing the not too distant ocean surrounded by trees where the Macaws would rest on before swooping on to the wooden banisters. The upstairs 3rd floor, where the bar is, is airy and welcoming where the only TV is if that's important. And another favorite spot for the colorful local birds. And finally the 4th floor, at the top of the castle with the spectacular bird's eye view is where every afternoon we'd go up with a cocktail and be amazed at the beauty. There's also a villa to house a family on premise deeper in the forest.

The most wonderful aspect of this place was meeting Michael and Jesica, a husband and wife team managing Castillo de Pavones. Both could not have been more helpful, graciously hospitable and personable. The breakfasts were wonderful but the 2 dinners Jesica made for us was exceptional! We dined out at couple other places but we really enjoyed our meals at "home" the best. The meals were truly home cooked dishes.

As a side note, the only down side is they really need a pool. I gave the highest rating anyway knowing there's still room for improvement because you don't often meet people who care so deeply about what they do and the wellness of their guests. They take great pride in what they do and to us, that was much appreciated. Beside, they are currently in the process of building one and we are looking forward to returning for that! And well...the surf too. With the addition of a pool, this castle will have a happily ever after ending!

Review from SaltSpringsGirl
SaltSpringsGirl
Ormond Beach, Florida
July 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We were there for 2 nights with friends. We only met Michael & he was extremely helpful and very friendly. We stayed in La Jungla room & I agree with previous reviewers that it is very spacious. The refrigerator was very much appreciated. The Rio Claro is a 10 minute hike from the B&B & they provided nice tubes for us to use to float downstream. The breakfast was good & filling. We enjoyed the upper level for sunsets. The scarlet macaws were not around while we were visiting.
On Michaels recommendation we ate dinner one night at Ronitals, which has grilled items. Your choice of beef, ribs, chicken or fish for 5000 colones. Bring your own beer or wine. The 2nd night we ate at Bruschettas which we chose for the neat location.
We had a car but if you don't, it is an easy 10 minute walk to the beach or restaurants.

Review from Shannon
Shannon
Kapaa, Hawaii
June 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

My husband and I stayed at Castillo de Pavones in the Jungla room for 5 nights. The rooms are huge with wifi, satellite tv, netflix, and a/c. The breakfast included fresh fruit and homemade juice (not from a carton!) along with two other breakfast choices. Macaws come to visit most days in the morning and late afternoon. We are both surfers and the surf break is visible from the top of the castle and only a 5 minute drive away. The managers Mike and Jes are very helpful and friendly, I cannot say enough about them. Several restaurants close by, or you can choose to include all your meals at the castle, we did this twice for dinner and the food was very good. The bang for your buck, this place has it all and we were told they are building a pool sometime this summer. Thanks for everything Mike and Jes! We will be back! Aloha!

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Review from Tiffany
Tiffany
Costa Rica
May 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I usually don't write reviews but this time I have to say that my experience was so amazing that I have to take the time. Management since I contact them very reachable through email. When we got to the Castillo Michael and Jesica were very welcoming, and through our stay they where always in the best disposition for anything you might need. The view of the beach and surrounding areas beautiful. The surprise when we came in the room spacious, very clean, beautiful décor and the bathroom with a large whirlpool ,everything in stone, comfortable bed, great a/c, tv and Wi-Fi. You can't get better than this. Breakfast had two choices which we found very convenient and we requested dinner. We had a very romantic dinner with the view of the Pavones beach and surrounding areas, lapas came flying around. The price was very good for all the personalized menu, a spectacular dinner (fresh fish with a fruit salsa on top, patacones, rice and frijoles and dessert). We had a awesome time and thank you Michael and Jesica ( management) for the wonderful experience. We are definitely coming back.

Review from Ben
Ben
Colorado
May 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This was one of the most unique places I've ever stayed. Large clean rooms with plenty of space to spread out. The views from the top levels are incredible The staff was amazing and went above and beyond to make our stay perfect.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfing was excellent. Henry is a great Instructor, he went above and beyond making sure we were safe and watched us get some great waves. Pavones has one of the best left breaks in the world, which we love the long wave.

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Number of people: 22
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Jacuzzi
Massage
Surfboard hire
Breakfast (included)
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
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Oceano Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

A Beautiful Large Suite with Ocean Views, has 1 Large King Bed, and 2 Full Size Beds. Living area, Large Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Refrigerator, Satellite TV, Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, and Hot Water, and Breakfast served each morning.

Jungla Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Jungla has an Ocean View and has a Large King Suite with one King Size Bed, Living area, Large Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Refrigerator, Satellite TV, Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, and Hot Water, and Breakfast served each morning.

Flora Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Flora has a Garden (Jungle) view and has a Large King Suite with one King Size Bed, Living area, Large Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Refrigerator, Satellite TV, Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, and Hot Water, and Breakfast served each morning.

Aves Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Aves has a Garden (Jungle) View and has a Large King Suite with Loft. One King Size Bed, One Queen Size Bed, Living area, Large Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Refrigerator, Satellite TV, Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, and Hot Water, and Breakfast served each morning.

Villa
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 10

Villa has great Ocean Views and is 4 Bedroom and 4 Bathroom. Sleeps 10 people, each Bedroom has Air Conditioning, Hot Water, Free Wifi, and Free Parking. It has a Large Open Kitchen with 2 Living Rooms, and Multiple Decks.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Golfito and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$80
  • Price for more than 4: USD$120
  • - Nearest Airport: Golfito
  • - Distance from Airport in kms:
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Henry

Pavones is the best Left Point in the World, theres also breaks south to Punta Banco lefts and rights,the natural beauty of this place is indescribable, there is great fishing offshore as well. Approximately 1 km long when the swell is on.

Main Surf Beach: Pavones Point

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer lessons for kids 6-12. Each lesson is up to 2 hours per day and include Surfboard. We ask that the parents are close by. Safety and fun is our main priority.

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include Surfboard. Student ratio is 1:3 max. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch green (unbroken) waves.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Each day includes 3 hours of surf per day, divided into 2 x 90 minute sessions, Surfboard is included. You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions create the surf and be given step by step guidance that will have you up and riding waves on the first day!

Advanced Surf Lessons

Each day includes 3 hours of surf per day, divided into 2 x 90 minute sessions, Surfboard is included. You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions create the surf.


Prices from 01 January to 31 December


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Kids Surf Lessons USD$50 USD$100 USD$150 USD$200 USD$250
Beginner Surf Lessons USD$50 USD$100 USD$150 USD$200 USD$250
Intermediate Surf Lessons USD$50 USD$100 USD$150 USD$200 USD$250
Advanced Surf Lessons USD$60 USD$120 USD$180 USD$240 USD$300
Pavones Point Break

Pavones Point Break

Level: All Levels

Pavones is one of the Longest Left Point Breaks in the world theirs also breaks south to Punta Banco lefts and rights, the natural beauty of this place is indescribable, at night everyone hangs out in town, theirs great fishing offshore, and 3 excellent breaks on the other side of the bay.

Surf conditions in South West Pacific - Pavones:

Beginners:

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

30°

MAR/APR

30°

MAY/JUN

28°

JUL/AUG

28°

SEP/OCT

28°

NOV/DEC

26°

The Golfo Dulce has plenty of waves making it s a great surf holiday spot. The main surf town Pavones is known for its lefts. The main wave has been called the worlds longest left and can run up to 1km on occassion. Its better for turns rather than barrels and there are a good amount of peaks allowing for different take off spots.

Close by, a few kms further south is Punta Banco which has a mix of left and right reef breaks. From here you can keep on going South to Punta Burica and pass by many uncrowded beach breaks and reefs, including Eclipse, a unique rivermouth break.

Across on the other side of the gulf is Matapalo, better know for its left breaks. You an get a boat across from the locals. The surf here includes Pan Dulce, one of Panamas World Class spots, a right point break, The area has a good mix of mellow waves as well as more hollow ones. Venture around the Corcovado national park and you will discover empty surf and beautiful tropical scenery.

Come Surf Pavones with us...

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