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Hotel Punta Islita

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

As the family gets ready to leave Punta Islita we sat around the dinner table at our villa "Estrella", talking about our favorite experiences and the people we met. The owners and management of this beautiful and secluded property should be commended for the staff they have assembled. Every single person we met could not have been more hospitable and... More 

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

I think Trip Advisor readers will find your excellent at-a-glance review and tips. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your insights. We are genuinely thrilled to have a chance to greet guests with memorable hospitality and eco-adventures. Will relay your comments about our dining options. Saludos! More 

DanR711
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

From the moment we arrived we felt as though every staff member had our best interest at heart. The hotel and grounds are stunning, the food at the restaurant is fresh and well prepared, servings are plentiful. We can't help but admire the culture of customer service that is thorough, professional, friendly and genuine. We enjoyed speaking to several staff... More 

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Crafting a memorable experience to inspire a wedding proposal is the type of accomplishment that we constantly aim for. Thank you very much for your amazing description of our Romantic Beachside Dinner. We are delighted to have had a chance to set up a wonderful honeymoon highlight. Your comments candidly capture the two aspects that make Hotel Punta Islita stand... More 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We had a fun vacation. All the staff was great and attentive! We loved the black volcano sand beach! Our room was great! The only thing is that is not for small children. Has no security for them, so I do not recomend for families with small children.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. I am pleased to learn that you and your family had a fun vacation and that you fully enjoyed our beach. I am concerned about your comments regarding security for small children and would love to learn more about your experience to pinpoint strategies that could help us... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Punta Islita for 4 nights during our trip to Costa Rica. Whilst it's quite a drive to reach the hotel from Liberia, every minute is worth it once you arrive. We were greeted by one of the staff who offered us refreshing towels and taking our drinks order – a great start! We were then... More 

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A family of monkeys playfully watching your tennis game is the kind of unique experience that Hotel Punta Islita thrills visitors with. Thank you for sharing your fun adventures in Costa Rica. Your comments about Hotel Punta Islita are wonderful and we thank you for letting us know that we are doing things right. Warmest regards. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I am getting married in Costa Rica next year and recently went on a reconnaisance mission to nine different resorts in Guanacaste and the Nicoya Pennisula. First, let me say that I LOVED PUNTA ISLITA. However, I will not be having my wedding there. The reason is that it is SUPER ISOLATED. It says that it is on Playa Samara,... More 

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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thank you for considering and falling in love with Hotel Punta Islita. It truly is a special destination. Its seclusion contributes to an overall sense of privacy that contrasts with high-transit tourist areas. I would just like to clarify that the Trip Advisor system asigns Samara as our closest geographic landmark, even though we... More 

los angeles, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Punta Islita is a lovely place. The hotel is beautiful. We were there in May which is typically the "green" season so we anticipated some rain. We arrived in the late afternoon and were greeted immediately by the concierge with hand towels and a welcome drink. The hotel is set high above the beach (cliffside). The views are absolutely stunning.... More 

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

Our sincere thanks for taking the time to share your travel insights about Costa Rica and Hotel Punta Islita. It is always wonderful to learn that our guests fully enjoyed their stay, be it a relaxing getaway or adventure-paced vacation. Plunging in a warm tropical sea is certainly a highlight! Our hearty breakfast has surely been a hit, thanks so... More 

Matching Tye, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My husband and I toured Costa Rica for our honeymoon in March/April 2011 and this was our last stop. From the second we arrived (after a really long journey) we were made to feel so welcome, the staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. Make sure you get involved in some of the activities...neither of us had been... More 

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

I am delighted to read that you fully enjoyed Costa Rica on such a special occasion. It certainly sounds like you enjoyed many wonderful experiences. Thank you for letting us cap your adventure with extra-detailed pampering. Our horseback riding tour and canopy zip-line adventures are certainly exhilarating and provide unique perspectives of our stunning natural surroundings. It is regrettable that... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Punta Islita on the second leg of our 1st anniversary trip and it's truly an amazing hotel. We stayed in a suite (#23 to be exact) and absolutely loved it. The room was so spacious and you can't beat having your own private patio with a hammock overlooking the most beautiful scenery. We spent... More 

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

Thank you so much for helping Costa Rica- bound travelers plan their visit. Congratulations on your first anniversary and thanks for choosing Hotel Punta Islita as one of your destinations. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your Suite, its privacy, and inspiring view. Our closest neighboring community, Islita is certainly tiny but offers a chance to experience... More 

USA
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Here at Hotel Punta Islita for a wedding. The staff could not have been more delightful and friendly. Though a bit of a journey to get to, the hotel itself is lovely and very well maintained with a warm and welcoming staff.

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

Hotel Punta Islita is certainly a beautiful stage for a wedding, offering a broad range of lodging options and activities for all ages. From Deluxe Rooms, Suites, and Casitas to 2-4 Bedroom Private Villas (like Bouganvilla), we can accommodate couples, groups of friends, and families. Configuration and location for Private Villas vary by property. We kindly suggest talking to our... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

My wife and I spent 17 days in Costa Rica for our honeymoon and Punta Islita was a wonderful finish for an amazing adventure... At the beginning when we arrived (Oct 2011) we saw that the pool next the the dinning area was under constructions and we were kinda of disappointed the nobody mentioned it. The noises for the work... More 

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

As a Costa Rican, I am delighted to learn that you chose my country to celebrate your honeymoon. Thank you so much for selecting Hotel Punta Islita as one of your Costa Rica destinations. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused by the upgrades we completed in October 2011. I am glad that we were able to offer suitable compensation!... More 

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