Well what can I say about Punta Leona!
When we arrived the drive to the property was gated and guarded and it had a interesting driveway which appeared to initially be leading to something that was going to be spectacular, but not really.
The room had no lighted pathway so thankfully we did not arrive in the dark and have to creep around the deep foliage that surrounded the room.
The room was was an upgraded Selvamar room that we read about on reviews that was supposed to be the best. The shower clogged after the first use, but they came promptly to fix it. However, the room was full of biting gnats as they had left the screened bathroom window open, but they brought bug spray to spray the room which helped.
The beach was lovely, but the service was lacking and the food was bland and consisted of rice and peas, yucca, plantain and milk with poor tasting coffee at every meal...the fruit was hit or miss....there was no variety or zing...so cuisine and apparently now coffee are not what you go to Costa Rica to enjoy.
The Fish Taco place in Jaco, about one hour drive away, is worth a visit if you want a bit of variety and flavor on your palate
The weekend stay is loaded with locals and their rambunctious children. The Tico's, as the locals are called, were not friendly or even seem to consider that we were adding to the tourist economy.
Our highlight on this resort was seeing the White-nosed Coati, anteater-type creatures, and the tiny White-throated Capuchin monkeys that came right into the eating area to steal scraps and look cute.
However, do not feed the animals. Look and take pictures while enjoying being so close to the natural species which the Costa Rican hotels have encroached upon.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel And Club Punta Leona
- Punta Leona Costa Rica
- Punta Leona Jaco
- Punta Leona Hotel Costa Rica
- Hotel & Club Punta Leona Costa Rica/Jaco