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Hotel Punta Islita

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Nigel W Plano, Texas
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For once all the reviewers got this place right. Superb place, very relaxing and the staff couldn't do enough to make you happy. The barman Johann has to be the best though, what a character. The restaurant was excellent and not too expensive considering how remote it was, decent wine selection as well. My only suggestion to the hotel is... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Hola Nigel! Thrilled to learn that we succeeded in providing a memorable, fun, and pampered getaway. We are grateful for your comments and enthusiasm and certainly hope to have a chance to see you again in the near future. Your observations about the lava rocks are noted. Suggestions for improvement are always appreciated :) Our staff will definitely help travelers... More

princeton, nj
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am going to keep this short because everyone who gives this hotel an EXCELLENT rating has already touched upon the many, many great things about this hotel. My family and 2 tween children stayed here for 4 nights in early April. Villa was amazing, clean and spacious. My kids loved the pool, coconut trees, and the view. We were... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Showcasing the best of Costa Rica's natural beauty, earnest hospitality, and authentic charm is our guiding principle. Thanks for letting us know that we are fulfilling our promise! We most certainly would love to have a chance to be your hosts again in the very near future! More

Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't get it out of my mind! Having read all the wonderful reviews, I wondered how this little hotel could live up to its expectations...but it certainly did and more! It wasn't just the location, the scenery, the activities or the food...it was much more. But, in a nutshell, I have to say, it was their staff with their warmth,... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Dear Sandy -Thank you so much for choosing to explore Costa Rica and thank you so much for selecting Hotel Punta Islita as your host destination. An opportunity to welcome travellers with the best of our country's heartfelt friendship and hospitality is precious. Thank you for taking the time to share your many wonderful experiences and for singling out the... More

Melbourne, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start this off by saying Hotel Punta Islita has to be the most top notch autograph collection hotel I have ever stayed at. In my travels I have stayed at several autograph collections along with many leading hotels of the world and this is the first hotel I have ever written a review on. Months later I am... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Saludos Hillhouse and thank you so much for your enthusiastic review and valuable insights for future visitors. As one of the newest members of Autograph Collection, we are enthusiastic about highlighting our unique cultural and natural attributes while ever-perfecting attentive service, dining excellence, and extraordinary facilities. Our remote location certainly lets us offer incredible landscapes, a relaxed vibe, and cultural... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed here for 4 nights on our last leg of our vacation in Costa Rica for spring break. It was awesome and so luxurious. When we arrived after a 3+ hr drive from Arenal, Marvin, the concierge, greeted us at our car with cool towels. He led us to the bar for some yummy tropical drinks... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Warm greetings from Costa Rica! Thank you for letting us know that your family vacation was memorable, exciting, and relaxing. Your comments are very helpful as we are constantly evaluating our services in hopes of improving the guest experience wherever possible. Your comments about the Red Macaws and Howler Monkeys made me smile. They are amazing creatures and spotting them... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read so many fantastic reviews of this resort before I got there, and everything was exactly as described. This was our only destination in Costa Rica, and we had an amazing time! Here is my list of pros and cons: Pros: - like everyone else said here, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful - the beach and pool... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

It's great to hear from you Hannah! We are elated to have fulfilled your expectations and thank you for selecting Hotel Punta Islita as your Costa Rica playground. We are quite blessed by the amazing intensity of our surroundings. We certainly look forward to your return. Perhaps during Green Season to give you a chance to experience the lush scenery... More

Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sitting in my piscina privado (private pool) right now at Hotel Punta Islita and making comment as I can't wait to get home before telling others about it:). It is our second visit to this resort, and having visited costa rica several times,a nd to several different resorts, this rates as likely the best. Others comments describe the... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Ahhh! So nice to hear that you are enjoying Costa Rica's Pura Vida life at Hotel Punta Islita. Thank you so much for sharing your comments, and especially for enthusiastically singling out our staff's amazing hospitality. Continue to enjoy the warm sand, sunshine, and delicious sopa negra! More

Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 8 nights in Costa Rica recently and 4 of them were spent at the Hotel Punta Islita. We drove from LaFortuna/Arenal area to the hotel. Drive took us 4 hours, not counting a 1 hour stopover at the Arenal Brewery for lunch and a pint. The drive was not that bad. Roads were very good for the most part.... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Thanks Frank! Your description of the drive to Hotel Punta Islita is spot-on and will surely be helpful for travelers who may be considering our resort as their Costa Rica destination. Most of the drive does take place over paved roads. It is the last 30 minute (about 12 mile) portion that entails gravel trails. We definitely recommend an SUV... More

Cambridge, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Views!!! They offer nice seated rest stops along the way to the beach. It is only a 7 minute walk up, but if you need it, the seats are there. Also water stations in case. The hotel is isolated, but is located in a peaceful beautiful bay. Very private sleeping quarters, great view! The hotel has a restaurant (fantastic... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

We were delighted to be your hosts and now thank you for taking the time to share your insights with the Trip Advisor community. Excellent pointers that are sure to be useful for future guests. I would just like to add that we recommend renting an SUV because road conditions depend on weather and tide patterns. Please do contact us... More

Davis, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Ferry Playa Naranjo & the north road (1 hr) to 162 then 90 minutes of 4x4 dirt mountain road after dark. Needless to say the gate @ Punta Islita was a welcome site. My wife had left the planning to me and let's just say I wasn't a hero about 30 minutes into the mountain road. So... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Saludos Cameron and thank you for your colorful review narrative! Glad to know that you were redeemed as a true hero! It was a true pleasure to have a chance to provide an amazing getaway for you and your wife. Please do return very soon :) Since you are wine enthusiasts, I would recommend including a visit to our sister... More

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Also Known As:
Punta Islita Hotel
Resort Punta Islita
Punta Islita
Address: Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Punta Islita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Punta Islita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Punta Islita 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Punta Islita life's best experiences intensify in planet-friendly, people-positive equilibrium. Overlooking a secluded ocean cove in Guanacaste (Costa Rica. Hotel Punta Islita features Deluxe Rooms, Suites, and fully-outfitted private Villas. Its award-winning sustainability program ensures authentic experiences and eco-adventures that highlight the best of Costa Rica's exciting cultural and natural treasures. Ideal for honeymoons, relaxation getaways, family vacations, extended stays, or destination weddings. ... more   less 
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