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Hotel Punta Islita

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Punta Islita, Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed at a villa but used the hotel for WiFi and some dining. Wonderful staff and great food.they organized activities for us and were so gracious.

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

Gracias for sharing your thoughts about Hotel Punta Islita. We certainly hope to have a chance to be your hosts again in the very near future. Saludos! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed here for three nights. We were welcomed by a lady, very friendly who helped us checking in. The views from the infinity pool are breathtaking. We had a room close to the pool, the room was small but cozy (little bit like a house from the Flinstones). There are also casita's, if you go here I would suggest... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your expertise about Hotel Punta Islita! Casitas are my absolute favorite lodging type. I think they have a lot of character (and privacy)! Our staff is always willing to please in any way that will help our guests feel more comfortable and I am glad that the restaurant was able to provide great vegetarian alternatives. I... More 

West Midlands
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Punta Islita was the second stop on our tour of Costa Rica. We arrived on a small aircraft and our first sighting was from the air. As the pilot flew low over the ocean we spotted the airstrip and arrived at the arrival/departure lounge, a 'straw hut' seemingly in the middle of nowhere. We were whisked away and soon arrived... More 

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

It was delightful to read your review. Thank you for capturing the Hotel Punta Islita experience in such a colorful manner. Arriving by air presents amazing ocean views and fully illustrates how wonderfully secluded, pristine, and private Hotel Punta Islita is. I certainly hope your newly-acquired Costa Rican cuisine skills are fully enjoyed by your friends and family. :) More 

New Canaan, Connecticut
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I’ve never posted on TripAdvisor before, but my experience in Costa Rica in January has motivated me to start! My husband and I spent 3 nights at Punta Islita a few weeks ago as part of the “Green Package” that also allowed us to spend 4 nights at El Silencio. Our experience at El Silencio was first class, from our... More 

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Thank you for selecting Costa Rica as your travel destination and thank you for choosing Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa for your special itinerary. Although I am thrilled that El Silencio Lodge & Spa completely fulfilled your expectations, I am genuinely concerned about less than ideal circumstances you describe finding at Hotel Punta Islita. Both properties... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We dream of going back here. We were given a free upgrade to the honeymoon suite. The white linens, fresh blue ocean, peace and quiet were unbelievable. Service was outstanding and the food exquisite.

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

July is a fun time to visit Hotel Punta Islita! Thank you so much for capturing the essence of your experience with us. Relaxation, outstanding food, and superb friendly service are the hallmarks of an excellent vacation. Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for letting us be a part of your unforgettable honeymoon. Felicidades! More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This hotel is ranked as one of the top 100 small luxury hotels of the world. It deserves this title, but given how treacherous the roads are and how it is a 6 hour drive from Manuel Antonio or Arenal - I don't think it's worth it the journey. The food is amazing, probably the best we had in Costa... More 

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

Please receive our heartfelt thanks for taking the time to review Hotel Punta Islita. Your insights are valuable to the Trip Advisor community and are essential to us as an opportunity to improve our services. I am delighted to learn that you found the quality of our cuisine top-notch! We have been gradually reviewing our menu and are implementing a... More 

Vashon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Amazing property with exceptional staff. The resort has everything you need for families or adults. My kids played golf for free as part of the kids club. You can walk to town easily, and there is snorkeling right off the beach too.

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

Thrilled to learn that you and your family had a chance to live some of Costa Rica's most intensely happy experiences! Thanks for sharing a bit of your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It is especially nice to learn that you had a chance to enjoy Islita, our neighbor community and its attractions. We certainly hope to see you... More 

New York, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

My husband and I went to Punta Islita with another couple and we were blown away by the service. It was the thirdt stop on our Costa Rica vacation and by far the best all-around experience. I had seen Punta Islita on a list of top ten hotels in Costa Rica, but I was still hesitant because it is an... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor Community. Hotel Punta Islita's parent company, Grupo Islita is a well-established destination developer and manager. As a Costa Rican enterprise, we are delighted to have a chance to showcase our country's wonders in world-class comfort. Please send our regards to your friend! Although we are located in a secluded ocean... More 

Encino, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Thank you to Frommer's who indicated this little place is a true gem! Truly correct! My Boyfriend and I went to C.R. for my birthday and decided to head North as we went for his birthday in May to the South. We decided to go somewhere new and although the drive was long, bumpy, and the rain had created high... More 

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

It is always fun to find out how our guests learned about our property. We love to help our visitors celebrate special occasions with novel and unique experiences. Thank you for your words of praise. We wish you the best for 2012 and certainly hope that includes having a chance to see you again in May! More 

Costa Mesa, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Booked the " Love in Costa Rica, Romance in the Wild" package for our honeymoon and chose to end our trip here. Made reservations for our activities and spa treatment beforehand. Great location, staff, and experience. We were welcomed with cool towels by the staff after our 4 hr transfer from our other hotel. Received a welcome drink while checking... More 

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

Muchas gracias for detailing your stay with us on Trip Advisor. Delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed some of Costa Rica's best vistas and most exciting eco-adventures. Thanks for the nod to our hospitality and services. Cambute Restaurant is a charming little dining spot owned by a local community member (Cambute is his life-long nickname). We encourage our guests... More 

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