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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

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Castle Pines, CO
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about the property, the staff, the food, and the activities was amazing. We stayed for a full week in June with our two teenage children (14 and 16) and never left the property. We travel extensively and like many of the other reviewers can't find a single negative thing to say about this hotel and the people who work... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share so many wonderful details of your family vacation. We are incredibly blessed by our location and the amazing people that make our community stand out for its hospitality. Offering a window to Costa Rica's authentic nature and friendship is our driving purpose. Thank you for embracing our activities with such... More 

Curridabat, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong. The architecture, landscaping, staff training and community social projection of Punta Islita are one of a kind. But for a hotel of such self appreciation and price, not to mention that there is almost no other place to eat in many kilometers around; such a lousy kitchen is the biggest culinary disappointment in a long time.... More 

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

Greetings Carlos and thank you for voicing your praise for our singular architecture, attentive service, and community outreach programs. We regret that you found the Los Cocos beachside restaurant experience so uncharacteristically disappointing, especially our just-crisped chips. Please do reach out if you would like to provide more details about your experience. We are always eager to learn from any... More 

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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is a wonderful retreat from the normal tourist hotels. Set on a mountainside with wonderful views of the Pacific the property really is breathtaking. Service is first class and the staff (mostly locals) go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. As a frequent traveler with Platinum/Diamond/Plutonium status with a number of hotel, car and airlines... More 

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

Creating extraordinary experiences that stand out for their authenticity and feel-good, do-good principles is our driving mantra. Thanks for celebrating our unique location and passionate commitment for hospitality. Warmest regards! More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A more personalized and secluded type of tourism with sustainability and good neighbor as its core values. Interesting never had considered before. We saw maccaws (lapas) ,howling monkeys, a female deer, different types of birds. Just like being in a reserve. If you like big city bustle better go to Tamarindo. This is a place to relax between the rain... More 

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

Greetings Ricardo! It's a thrill to see that you fully enjoyed our resort-included activities and tours. We want our friends to experience as many facets of authentic Costa Rica as possible. A special thanks for embracing and highlighting our commitment to sustainability and community development. This weekend we inaugurated the Islita School with a full set of new murals by... More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Punta Islita is a truly a unique and absolutely splendid experience. My wife and I visited for 5 days on our honeymoon and wouldn't do anything different. Every amenity you could desire is included or available for a very reasonable rate. The food is exquisite; from pasta, to steak and other red meats, to their fresh seasfood, you cannot... More 

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Thank Benjamin P
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Pura Vida right back at you Benjamin! Thanks for taking the time to describe the experience. Different seasons offer different charms and we are always eager to highlight friendship, nature, and authentic culture. We will always look forward to your return! More 

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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best small hotels I have ever been to. Most Rooms are King bed with small living room and you either have a plung pool or hot tub on your deck. The views are awesome looking at the Pacific ocean. They have a pool up top for Adults only and also a beach pool and bar at the... More 

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Thank Eddie M
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thanks Eddie! We are thrilled to offer a good variety of lodging options. From Deluxe Rooms to family Private Villas. All feature charming details that transport guests to a rustic tropical paradise. For the most suitable options, we will gladly help travelers select their favorite accommodations. More 

new orleans
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This resort is amazing! It is very secluded but has everything you need. You don't need to leave the property. Our family stayed in a 3 bedroom villa (Ilan Ilan) with a small pool. The villa was incredible. It was huge with an open air living area and dining area. It also had a full kitchen and 3 air conditioned... More 

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

Thanks so much for discovering us with your family! Our goal is to offer a special destination that lets travelers enjoy the best and most authentic Costa Rica experience. That is why we include resort tours and activities like the ones you recommend. And now we are featuring a complimentary shuttle from Liberia International (LIR)! Please return very soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We took our family of five, which includes three teenagers, for a week to the resort. We have traveled as a family extensively and this stay ranked as one of our very favorites. An absolutely unique resort. The activities kept all of us busy and entertained, we tried everything from zip-lining to kayaking to surfing. And the resort and its... More 

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

Greetings Tim and Diane! Thrilled to know that you and your family lived Costa Rica with such intensity! Our included resort activities like horseback riding and zip-lining are perfectly complemented by third party offerings like surfing, perfect to fill your stay with as much adventure as your adrenaline can handle. It is a pleasure to know that you will be... More 

Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We didn't stay here but we were in the area and ready for lunch. The views at the pool were breathtaking and the food was delicious. Its a perfect tuckered away spot. We ended up staying to have another drink because we didn't want to leave. I can't imagine what the sunset would look like!

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Thank zarrah2785
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Punta Islita. Our view is certainly celebrated as one of the best in Costa Rica, and our infinity pool has been featured as one of the world's best swim up bars. Please do return very soon and spend a few days with us, enjoying our included menu of resort experiences... More 

Winnipeg
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This place is a private fantasy. If you want to do nothing, but relax and be served, do it. If you want, however, to experience excursions and see a beautiful part of Costa Rica, then let the experienced staff take care of you. The Adult only infinity pool is a nice touch and the family pool is also pretty cool.... More 

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

Thanks John! Our goal is to take hospitality to a level that certainly goes beyond the traditional measurements of excellence. Creating a special destination that lets travelers experience something new, authentic, and engaging is our hallmark. We are thrilled that you fully enjoyed your active and relaxing stay! Warmest regards. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Punta Islita is the only property in Costa Rica to offer a full menu of complimentary eco-adventures and cultural experiences. The Limitless Costa Rica program includes favorites like canopy zip-lining, horseback riding, kayaking, monkey quests, and sea-turtle spotting. Plus unique experiences like creating art with local community artists, traditional cooking lessons, golf clinics, and more! This luxury boutique beach resort is set in a secluded ocean cove in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Its 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 

Additional Information about Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

Address: Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Punta Islita
Price Range: $284 - $484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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