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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

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Berkshire, England
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed five nights at Punta Islita at the end of 15 day trip, including a transit of the Panama Canal with UnCruise. We got exactly what we were looking for: a fine, relaxing break with good, sometimes great, food and wonderful Costa Rican hospitality. Our little villa was prefect, the tiny plunge pool ideal for cooling off. The layout...

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

A five-night getaway in a unique, far-from-it-all destination is a perfect way to truly unwind and drive lasting benefits of a well-deserved vacation. Thanks for choosing Hotel Punta Islita as the ideal place to sample Costa Rica's signature hospitality and charm. We are delighted that your experience was excellent and certainly wish the check-in process had been smoother. Please do...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A 1 week vacation with our three children, plenty of activities. It really was beautiful. The staff were very kind, even knew the kids names by the end of the week and what they liked for breakfast. Activities were fun for all ages, such as zip line, horse riding. We saw monkeys, Mackaws, and other wildlife. Only downside is long,...

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

Saludos Matthew! It was a pleasure to host your special family vacation. We are thrilled to offer unique eco-adventures set in an undisturbed, non-touristy location that can truly showcase Costa Rica's legendary hospitality and stunning landscapes. It is always a pleasure to learn that are guests lived an experience to remember and cherish. Warmest regards!

Boston, Ma
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just about everything at Punta Islita was wonderful. We had a two bedroom villa with plunge pool which was perfect after a day at the beach or other activities. While there were 132 steps to climb or descend, the vans were always readily available for transport to the beach or restaurant. We did a little of both avoiding the climb...

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

Warmest greetings Seathyme! Thank you so much for taking the time to detail and recommend so many wonderful activities. Your comments will certainly help future guests best prepare for Hotel Punta Islita and magical experiences they must not miss. Please do reach out to let me know more details about your arrival experience. We always want to make sure that...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough amazing things about Hotel Punta Islita but I'll try: We drove in from Liberia at night and were greeted at the van with cool fragrant towels by the Hotel Manager, Marvin. He knew our names, where we were from and escorted us into the sitting area...with tropical cocktails! He then showed us to our upgraded suite...

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

It is always a pleasure to create a special destination to prompt relaxation, experiences that trigger wonder, and a sense of connection to nature and Costa Rica's heartfelt hospitality. December is a beautiful time to visit! And if you select one of our Private Villas, you can share an amazing getaway with friends or family!

Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Costa Rica and have always loved going to Punta Islita for breakfast or lunch or dinner on occasion. It is lovely but this year when we went for lunch on the beach and We ordered Mojitos (because in the past they have always been delicious) these ones were terrible and tasted like lemonade. I asked the waiter...

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

Greetings! It is always a pleasure to host you at our restaurants. Thank you for your repeated visits and for sharing your enjoyment of Hotel Punta Islita. We regret that the last sampling of our Mojitos was not representative of your past experiences. We certainly do not use commercial mixes or bottled lime for our cocktails. Perhaps there was a...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here hiking, enjoying the Howler monkeys and Macaws, horse back riding and the turtles! Out of this world dining, including a private breakfast with a flower laden table and butterflies!

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

Thanks for letting us share Costa Rica's fun magic at both Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa. As part of the Grupo Islita portfolio of unique destinations, we are honored and thrilled to feature the best of our country's charms. And stay tuned for the opening of Isla Chiquita, our third property. The first-and-only island-glamping hotel in...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been visiting Punta Islita 4 times for the last 7 years around January. The service we got in the past were friendly, made us feel like we are "home". Not sure if there is change in management, but we were greeted this time with the question "is it your first time here?", then later on...

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

Greetings and thank you for alerting us about your uncharacteristic experience. As you know from your repeated visits, Hotel Punta Islita is a unique place where guests enjoy homelike hospitality. We would really like to understand what happened. Please write to me at your earliest convenience. Warmest regards and I hope that the rest of your stay is enchanting.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Punta Islita is magical. This was our second visit, and somehow to our surprise it was even better than before! The hotel itself is stunning. It is indescribable. It takes your breath away. We watched the sun rise over the pacific ocean, and then the moonrise over the mountains. You can watch the macaws eat beach almonds above you at...

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

Prompting magical experiences that create lasting memories of Costa Rica is our hospitality purpose. Thanks for letting us know that you had a fantastic time during your two Hotel Punta Islita stays. Friendship bonds are what really sets a meaningful travel experience apart and we are delighted to call you our friends. Looking forward to your third visit!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Hotel Punta Islita is a real gem situated in an idyllic location, isolated from crowds and tourist attractions and offering all the luxury you need for a special vacation. My wife and I stayed 9 nights on Marriott points and had a great time ever day! I will review different aspects of the hotel to show you why this is...

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

Our location certainly sets us apart, making us perfectly suited for travelers who want to avoid crowds and the trappings of touristy destinations. We are delighted to learn that you and your wife fully enjoyed the experience, including immersing in our neighbor communities. Sharing our authentic culture is a key part of the Hotel Punta Islita experience and we are...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Really good stay. Very welcoming staff and great outlook for the hotel. Feels a bit better than 4 star. Lots of included activities which are well worth doing like the zip wire, horse riding, cooking, cocktail making. Book them in advance when you arrive because yet are popular. Highly recommend.

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

Thrilled to have staged your perfect Costa Rica getaway! Our Authentic Costa Rica program is designed to engage the traveler with wonderful experiences to highlight adventure, culture, and fun. Warmest regards!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

Address: Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Punta Islita
Price Range: $456 - $1,025 (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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“If you are in any way out of shape the walk up and down to the beach will be a real trial”
  • Tiny plunge pool was excellent for cooling off
 of 5 bubbles Queenscout, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have issues with steps ask for a room with easier accessibility. The vans will take you anywhere, but the rooms are on multi-levels.”
 of 5 bubbles Seathyme, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“View rooms are worth the money”
 of 5 bubbles allmiles7379, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 20-24 small suites with great views of the Ocean”
  • Sunset horseback ride view.
 of 5 bubbles berniepr, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we were i 2 different rooms and both were quiet and lovely; very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles fitzandmarge, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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