A nice resort with a lot of activities, but awfully secluded. Of the three places we stayed during our honeymoon, we found this one to have the most activities, but the least amenities. For the price and time, we would recommend staying at a number of other places.
Punta Islita is a relatively expensive, very secluded resort. As opposed to many other resorts in CR, Punta doesn't have many things to do outside of the resort. There is a small town nearby, but only restaurant (of which you'll have to pay $10 per person for a roundtrip 3 minute shuttle to it -- it's called Monkey Bar.
Our personal favorites of the resort were the variety of activities and the views from the resort (surfing, atv's, horseback riding, canopy tours, to name a few). However, the resort is poorly manicured in some places (the golf course), the beach is not as inviting as others in CR, and the spa is only okay. For the prices, the rooms were not great and definitely need updating (the exposed mini-bar, the antiquated tvs that were not even near the bedroom, and the uncomfortable sofas are some suggestions).
In summary, this place is good for a few days in Costa Rica, but there are definitely other spots we would have rather spent more time (Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, Arenal, Tamarindo, etc). It's a good family spot, but not a great honeymoon place. Also, for the record, the staff was very friendly (although very busy).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Punta Islita is the only beach resort in Costa Rica to offer a full menu of complimentary tours, activities, and experiences. These include favorites like canopy zip-lining, horseback riding, monkey quests, and sea-turtle spotting. Plus unique experiences like creating art with local community artists, traditional cooking lessons, golf clinics, and more! 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. COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE AVAILABLE FROM LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIR) PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE ... more less
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