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Hotel Punta Islita

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Punta Islita, Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This was our second time to punta islita, and we came back because this is what we look for in a place in costa rica...off the beaten path, local, not touristy, but very nice and excellent service. You have to try and not relax here, but if you are looking for activities, the hotel has plenty of excursions they can... More 

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

Repeat guests are the hospitality industry’s most cherished reward. A willingness to return lets us know that we are succeeding in providing a memorable and relaxing travel experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your impressions. We love it when our friends enjoy our fine dining offerings, but we also genuinely appreciate when visitors enjoy local... More 

Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited, with a perfect and harmonious combination of nature and luxury. This place doesn’t take all the credit it deserves, such as being listed among the best hotels in the world as posited by recognized magazines, a reason why potential guests may underestimate its beauty, luxury and excellence through... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hotel Punta Islita! I am glad that we succeeded in showcasing our little secluded corner of Costa Rica. It truly is an outstanding location, surrounded by wonderful tropical dry forest and friendly rural communities. GPS is indeed helpful while in Costa Rica and we strongly recommend including one in the... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Beautiful top class hotel in a remote area of Costa Rica. Thoughtful and friendlly staff. Gorgeous view on the pacific ocean, nice food. Definitely a place to stay for a balnear stay or for a break in a more active trip. Less possibilities for activities (nature,...) than other places closer to protected areas.

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

Thanks for your thoughtful feedback! I am glad to learn that you enjoyed our spectacular pacific ocean views, samples of authentic Costa Rican dishes, and beaches. I hope that you had opportunity to sample several of our special eco-adventures including sea-turtle watching, river kayaking, surfing, birdwatching, horseback riding, and monkey safaris. I certainly thank you for having selected Hotel Punta... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We chose Punta Islita for our destination wedding and for 30 guests. The staff and the resort are exceptional! Upon arrival at the small air strip, you are greeted with cool towels and a cold drink. The resort is only about 10 minutes away. Immediately upon arrival, the staff is smiling and eager to please by handling your bags, making... More 

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

We are always excited when we have the chance to set the stage for a special life event. Thank you so much for selecting Hotel Punta Islita as your destination wedding locale. And thank you so much for taking the time to detail your experience and praise some of our most wonderful staff members. Eduardo, Marvin, and Pilar were delighted... More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

This was an amazingly clean, friendly, gorgeous hotel. Accommodations and the location were immaculate - clearly no detail was spared. The staff was incredibly attentive and kind - the service was amazing and we can't say enough. A highly recommended vacation if you want to be "away from it all" (it's 2.5-3hrs away from the airport and about a 30-1hr... More 

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

Warm greetings from Hotel Punta Islita. Thank you so much for your detailed review of your experience at our property. It is wonderful to learn that you enjoyed some of Costa Rica's most impressive natural settings in full relaxation and fun. I will discuss your observations with our food and beverage staff. Our menu items feature premium ingredients and generous... More 

Ocean, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

The entire staff was very friendly and attentive - we were greeted on our arrival with cool damp washcloths to freshen up after our 3hr drive, a complementary drink at the wonderful open-air 1492 restaurant with fantastic views of the surrounding area, and an introductory tour. Our room was stunning - nicely decorated, roomy, large bathroom overlooking the private garden-like... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hotel Punta Islita. It is our pleasure to share one of Costa Rica's most beautiful and secluded ocean coves. I am glad to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay. :) More 

Los Angeles area
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

My wife and I just returned from attending a small (30 person) destination wedding at the gorgeous Punta Islita Resort in southwestern Costa Rica perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The resort is small by most standards with only about 50 or so rooms all overlooking a small, remote harbor, with most situated on a hillside leading down... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We booked Punta Islita because the main pool is adults only. We don't have children and when on holiday it is nice to be able to relax somewhere quiet. In this respect Punta Islita is really good. I found the service to be a little on the pushy side and generally hit or miss although some of the staff including... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post! Our goal is to provide our guests with a memorable holiday experience and we always appreciate detailed feedback. We are certainly glad that you were able to fully relax during your stay and that you enjoyed our spectacular landscapes. (The site where our infinity pool is located was specifically selected for its... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

My husband and I just returned from the most amazing week-long stay at the Hotel Punta Islita. We were long overdue for a vacation and wanted a place that mixed beach-lounging with adventure (cue Costa Rica). However, we also wanted a hotel that struck a balance of feeling "boutique-y" and slightly off of the main grid (the opposite of a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thorough comments and overview of your recent experience at Hotel Punta Islita. We are delighted to showcase some of Costa Rica's signature experiences in a way that fully reflects authenticity, local culture, and whimsical fun. Including a GPS while renting a car in Costa Rica is a great peace-of-mind tool. We also strongly recommend... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

This was the last stop of our weeklong trip in Costa Rica. We had driven from SJO to Arenal to Mal Pais earlier in the week, so the drive to Punta Islita was easy peasy for us ;)We knew that we would be floored by the luxury resort factor, but there really was no way to prepare ourselves for the... More 

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

It is always wonderful and constructive to learn about our guest's full experience at Hotel Punta Islita. We genuinely appreciate your comments and I will gladly discuss them with our staff and management in hopes of ever-improving our services. I am glad that you were able to fully enjoy our beaches, accommodations, gardens, and our people's friendly charm. I am... More 

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