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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

70 + steps from Villa to main area and even more down to the beach. But vans readily available Very many activities well organised. But very few fauna except we were very very fortunate to see turtles laying & hatching Staff typically Costa Rican. "Amigo" and blah blah but lack training. Breakfast juice arrives after coffee. Never the right size... More 

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

We were thrilled to be your hosts! Witnessing the sea-turtle egg-laying and hatching is one of the most amazing experiences that one can enjoy in Costa Rica. A true miracle of life! Our surrounding tropical forest is populated by Howler and Capuchin Monkeys, Red Macaws, and other amazing bird and mammal species. The best time to see them are in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A 2.5 hour trip from Liberia airport late at night had us thinking we had maybe made a mistake, but the trip is absolutely worth it! I had a wonderful, private cabin/room (#10) with plunge pool, hammock, lounge chairs and a view of the ocean. It felt like I was in the middle of the jungle all by myself, with... More 

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

We are thrilled Teresa! Thanks so much for sharing so many life-affirming adventures with your family. Providing an eco-friendly beach sanctuary and opportunities to experience Costa Rica's authentic culture is our goal. We cherish travel and hospitality as a wonderful way to connect, share, and celebrate. Please do return soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

No real complaints about our stay out Punta Islita -- the resort itself is secluded, has a private beach (sort of a far walk), a wonderful pool, private rooms, and lots of activities on site. Only reason for the 4 star is just the price compared to the lack of little things that make a place extra special / worth... More 

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1 Thank Tara G
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating the little town of Islita's charm. Although it predates Hotel Punta Islita, we have a close symbiotic relationship based on our planet-friendly, people-positive model. As an Autograph Collection destination, we offer a unique location that authentically showcases Costa Rica's culture and intense eco-systems. That is why we are offer free zip-lining, monkey safaris, horseback riding, art projects,... More 

Saratoga, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I spent three nights at Punta Islita with my two daughters in August. The restaurant and main bar with infinity pool overlook the pacific ocean. We had amazing fresh fruit drinks hanging out in the pool enjoying the views. We loved all the included activities - zip lining, cocktail class, nature walks to see birds (McCaws) and nesting turtles. I... More 

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

Saludos travelhound355! It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we celebrate that you and your daughters enjoyed so many wonderful experiences. Costa Rica is a special destination and we are thrilled to showcase its signature adventures, welcoming culture, and peaceful vibe. Although we are in a secluded location, it is possible to explore the region within a two... More 

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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were told about this hotel via our travel agent and warned it's very remote but did not understand what we were signing up for. My husband described it best when he called it a grown up camp. We were supposed to stay 4 nights and only stayed 1. It's 15 ish miles up a dirt road... More 

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

Greetings Brittany! Thank you for noting our staff's singular hospitality. We are glad that they made you feel like family during your shortened stay. We regret that you had different expectations about our hotel's characteristic charm and we were happy to facilitate your transfer to a more traditional luxury hotel. Our website seeks to be very descriptive of the hotel's... More 

Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a special, magical place! With the views, plants, animals, activities...it's like no where else I've ever been. It's a small place with a staff that all knew our names within the first 12 hours we were here and took care of us as though we were good friends. This isn't a "pretty princess" resort (even though my... More 

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

Hotel Punta Islita is perfect for travelers who like to embrace their destinations with a full heart. Authentic experiences, non-scripted luxury, and a sense of connection is what we offer and deliver with heartfelt hospitality. Thank you so much for taking the time to share details about your stay. We love to offer the charm of a secluded location combined... More 

Naples, FL
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Hotel Punta Islita is a magical place, we were greeted by Luis, who speaks the most beautiful English, better than many Americans. The all around service was impeccable, Luis told us that they were there to serve us and that's what they did and not in a "buttoned up" way. We really felt like family after 4 days we just... More 

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

We genuinely appreciate you capturing the special essence that makes Hotel Punta Islita stand out as a uniquely authentic destination in Costa Rica. It is perfect for travelers who embrace planet-friendly, people-positive experiences. Learning from local culture and the eco-system is the best way to truly get away, spark the imagination, and fall in love with life. That is our... More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place, great quality and service, peaceful and relax location with beautiful, private rooms right in the middle of nature. Very recommended for couples and families, many activities around for everybody, nice drinks at the bars.

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

Gracias Jose! It is a singular pleasure to share Hotel Punta Islita's unique tranquility, landscapes, and intense nature. Where else can your cooking lesson be interrupted by the sight of whales in the distance, and then by raucous Macaws doing flybys? Keep enjoying Costa Rica's magical adventures! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel a couple nights to celebrate our anniversary. I can't say enough good things about it. The staff was very friendly, the food was delicious and our room was very nice. As Platinum Marriott members we also received a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite. We will definitely return.

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

Delighted to help you celebrate a wonderful anniversary in Costa Rica! We are eager to share the best of Costa Rica's hospitality and intense natural treasures. Pura Vida! More 

St. George, Utah
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Although the hotel apparently offers a shuttle from the nearby airport, driving our own car from was an experience. The hotel advises an SUV and a daytime arrival....you should heed this advice. Even though we had both Google Maps and hotel signs guiding the way, we were still convinced once or twice that we were lost, with visions of being... More 

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

Thanks for embracing Hotel Punta Islita as a wonderland to explore Costa Rica. For guests who fly through Liberia (LIR) airport we offer a convenient shuttle. Perfect to relax from arrival. Driving is an adventure too! And our reservations staff will gladly help out with maps and driving tips. It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we certainly... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $312 - $858 (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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“Talk to Marvin.”
 of 5 bubbles sineimage, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Private villas are incredible, rooms 202-203 are set off and offer views of the ocean from your private terrace”
 of 5 bubbles O5235TWemilyt, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to get a room with a plunge pool”
 of 5 bubbles castlepinesco, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Jr Suites in the 200's seemed to all offer their own plunge pool”
 of 5 bubbles bradbY8975PS, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room close to the main resort...Take your car with you to the family pool so you can leave whenever you want.”
 of 5 bubbles johnhP7259CJ, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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