PI is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in and we travel a lot (once or twice a month). We chose PI because it was one of the options on our Presidential Plus cards.
We stayed in Guanacaste, a three bedroom villa that was in the middle of the property. It's location allowed us to walk everywhere which was really convenient. We went mangrove kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, visited the spa a couple of times and played golf everyday. The par 3, nine hole golf course was an excellent way to get our exercise in for the day since there are no golf carts. We ate the Costa Rican BBQ friday night which was good but the price was a little high ($50/pp) compared to the rest of their food prices. We will order off the regular menu next time. All their fruity tropical drinks were excellent and the bartenders were so sweet. We could talk to them all day long :o)
Service is amazing, seriously all you have to do is pick up the phone and they will help you with whatever you need. Another reason why we love PI so much is because they support their local community and are sustainable. Costa Rican's really are so hospitable. We felt very safe during our stay.
We took the three hour shuttle from Liberia but plan on flying form San Jose next time. The roads are similar to hatch-backs and get very bumpy the last half hour.
We chose PI for our wedding because we love the set up of the hotel. Our guests (75-100 people) will be able to share villas, cutting the cost pp/night. Villas have full kitchens and the hotel will stock it for you if you send them a grocery list. Grocery list prices are a little high but it is a great alternative to eating at the restaurant every night. We look forward to villa-hoping at night ;o)
The views are absolutely amazing. Every room, casita, and villa have the same view - you really can't go wrong. We wish we could have stayed longer...
See you again in November!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Punta Islita is a luxury boutique beach resort set in a secluded ocean cove in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It's award-winning planet-friendly, people-positive model offers a unique opportunity to fully engage in intense eco-adventures and authentic cultural experiences. The property features Deluxe Rooms, Suites, and fully-outfitted Private Villas. Ideal for honeymoons, relaxation getaways, family vacations, extended stays, or destination weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punta Islita Hotel
- Resort Punta Islita