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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Punta Islita
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Hotel Punta Islita, located on the southwestern tip of the Guanacosta Coastline, approx. 2.5 hours drive from Liberia, is an idyllic beach vacation. The hotel, which is really a series of villas, offers a litany of experiences at little to no cost above your room rate. Our family zip-lined, rode horses, practiced yoga, painted, made bread and ceviche, body surfed in a warm protected cove, hiked to see monkeys, iguanas, and birds all at no additional cost. We also kayaked the Ora river, and saw hundreds of sea turtles hatching on a beach only a few miles away for a small fee. The food, drinks and service was fabulous. We drank the water and ate fruits, vegetables, and salads without a hint of sickness.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is this is one of the few places I will visit again, to relax by the pools, drink mojitos, swim for hours in the ocean, and completely unwind. It is great for all ages, but be prepared to go up and down a lot of steps since the resort is built on a hillside. (Thus, not good for non-ambulatory people.)

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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Yay! It was a pleasure to offer Costa Rica's best sights, hospitality, and adventures. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We offer all of our hotel-led adventures and experiences on a complimentary basis to let travelers fully connect with the destination. We are also happy to offer complimentary shuttle services connecting the hotel to the beach and our beach club. Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Nice hotel, but difficult to reach. Beach not so nice. Great offers with included activities. Food not the best and pretty expensive. There is another local restaurant called Don Ramiro where we have one dinner. The food was in mini portions and we were still hungry after the "dinner". Extremely expensive for what Don Ramiro is offering. Never again.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks Mike! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our included activities. Please don't hesitate to contact me with further feedback that could help us improve our restaurant offerings. Our secluded location is what grants our non-touristy vibe and we are proud to showcase Costa Rica's authentic culture and hospitality. We are saddened to learn that your experience at a local restaurant (off-property) did not fulfill your expectations. We like to support local community micro-businesses and if you provide us with suggestions for them, we will gladly relay your comments. Saludos!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We stayed at Casa Atardecer that is connected with Hotel Punta Islita. Staying at the house was incredible. Truly exceeded our expectations for a relaxing honeymoon vacation. Staying at the house, we had access to the Hotel Amenities as well. The hotel staff were fantastic. To name a few, Marco, Christina, Marvin, Marciel, Christina, and Lejia.. many more to name that I can't remember. An exceptional experience and we cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Greetings Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hotel Punta Islita is thrilled to offer a selection of Private Villas that feature full home comforts while granting access to our resort's amenities, facilities, and terrific staff. Thanks so much for celebrating our team's superb hospitality.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were at Hotel Punta Islita for 8 days. This place is wonderful and we can't wait until we can return. Our room was very well decorated with a tropical feel (and air conditioning!). The grounds are very well kept, the food good, enjoyed as many of the activities that we could but by far the highlight of the trip was the staff! We have traveled a fair amount but have never been anywhere where we have felt so spoiled and welcomed. From the time we were picked up at the airport to when we were dropped off again they were over-the-top wonderful. We'll truly miss Christina, Eduardo, Valeros, Edgar, Maurice, Luis and more that I can't remember. And if you do go....absolutely try Don Ramiros - a small restaurant owned by Miguel in the town of Islita. Love you all!!!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks so much Jan! Hotel Punta Islita is a remarkable destination due to the heartfelt hospitality of our staff and neighbors. We believe that travel should engage the destination's natural and cultural settings. It is wonderful to learn that the connections you established provided a truly amazing experience. Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

What a special place! the staff and rooms were first class all the way. I felt so relaxed. The Nine hole golf course comes with the price of the room. So much fun. The Birds and Monkies were amazing. A photographer's dream come true. I can't say enough good things about Hotel Punta Islita! The food was terrific. The beach was so beautiful. There were so many activities offered on property. Great for honeymoon, anniversary or the whole family.

Room Tip: All rooms had a great view we were upgraded to a suite.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Our secluded natural setting showcases some of Costa Rica's intense biodiversity. We are thrilled that you found a photographer's dream at Hotel Punta Islita. We hope you return for another wild photoshoot very soon!

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Address: Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Punta Islita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Punta Islita
Price Range: HK$2,188 - HK$6,252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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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