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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you are looking to get away with a bit of luxury.... this is the place to go. Well worth the bumpy, dusty ride in! You get your own private cottage, ocean views, hot tub and hammock! Fresh flowers everyday, activities included if you wish to join in.... or just sit by the infinity pool with its swim up bar!...

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

Blissful greetings to you! It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we are delighted that you stayed at one of our Suites with outdoor tub. They certainly offer full comfort, extraordinary views, and relaxation. We look forward to your return and a longer stay!

NYC, NY
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was simply beautiful and unique. Set in the mountains among many different animals. It is such a different experience. Let me first say the people are incredible! They ALL go out of their way to be nice and helpful. That sure does go a long way!!! The rooms are simple yet beautiful. We had our own pool which...

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

Thanks Bobby! Nature, friendship, and adventure are certainly the highlights of the Hotel Punta Islita experience. We like to offer an authentic Costa Rica experience that fully engages the the traveler. That is why we include a full menu of activities in every stay! Warmest regards!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about how wonderful this hotel is. Beautiful amenities in a lush natural setting, paired with magnificent staff and great cuisine. Individual rooms are private and relaxing, giving you the feeling of waking up each morning in a Lost World of wildlife, mountains, and deep blue ocean. The number of animals we saw around the property was...

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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 celebrate our eco-intense character. We were delighted to spark your inner explorer/adventurer! it is a true honor to showcase Costa Rica's legendary natural exuberance and Pura Vida charm!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of five just finished our 3 night stay at the Hotel Punta Islita on the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica as the first leg of our week in the country. It's our first visit to Costa Rica. We have 3 children: two are 14 years old and our youngest is 10 years old. When researching where to stay...

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

It is was our pleasure to host the Lewis Family and we certainly hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed and useful description of your experience. Offering an authentic and intensely unique vacation filled with complimentary bonding opportunities is our signature, exactily-like-nothing-else promise. Warmest regards!

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is one of a kind! We rented one of the villas with open air kitchen and living room and it was the most unique experience! It was a bit "uncomfortable" to spend time in the kitchen or the living room after dark but if you're a nature (insect/animal/etc) lover you will be amazed by how many insects and...

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

Thank you for celebrating our one-of-a-kind experience. Our secluded location makes it an intense eco-destination and we are thrilled to include many complimentary activities that truly connect you to the land, nature, and culture. May the Pura Vida feeling linger!

Burbank, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We planned our trip to Hotel Punta Islita purely based on the fact the Ara Project is right next door. (Crazy parrot lovers) We had no idea we'd fall in love with this place! Absolutely paradise. So quiet, peaceful, beautiful. The food is wonderful. The waitstaff so personable. They get to know you right away. The beach is beyond beautiful....

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

Hi Lisa and thank you so much for falling in love with our location. We are very proud of our partnership with Ara project and the truth is that the sight of Red Macaws flying by is a heartwarming thrill. We really look forward to your return!

Dunlap IL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views, great beach, warm water, exciting surf, outstanding weather, superb staff, fun activities... what was there not to like? The tipping procedure is little difficult to understand, which is a problem because the high level of service warrants recognition. Truly a "pura vida" experience.

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

Greetings Tim! Thanks for taking the time to share your travel expertise. Tipping in Costa Rica can be a little tricky, but here are some good guidelines: In Costa Rica, your Food and Beverage checkout bill normally includes a 10% service tax (this is essentially a 10% tip that is awarded to the wait staff). If service is outstanding, you...

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from a spring break trip and the family unanimously decided we loved it and can't wait to go back. It is small enough that it doesn't feel like a mega resort with no charm...but it is big enough to have the trappings of a resort with pampering and amenities. The rooms aren't huge or super luxe...

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

Yay! Engaging the whole family in exciting activities and adventures in a stunning beach setting is our goal! That is why we decided to include a whole menu of bonding experiences in the stay. It has been enthusiastically embraced by our guests and we could not be happier. Please do return very soon. How about a Summer vacation!?

Gillette, Wyoming
Reviewed 1 week ago

In places, this hotel is rated 5-stars. I would give it that, albeit, one is not in a hotel in a big city; rather, you are in the most ecologically-minded country in the world. Monkeys cry out in the night, colorful birds and butterflies flit about, small deer and other animals can be seen on walks; this hillside property is...

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

What a beautiful way to describe our signature character! Hotel Punta Islita is ideal for travelers who seek a unique experience that highlights contact with nature, culture, and Costa Rica's Pura Vida mantra. We do not want to be a "city hotel" in a secluded location. What we offer is superb hospitality and upscale accommodations that highlight the surroundings, the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb vistas from each of the villas, with the plunge pools at most adding to the appeal of the outdoor space of each room. Outstanding location with its views of the beach and forest. Excellent combination of dining at the main restaurant or on the beach. Terrific tours -- we did the nighttime and birding tours as well as visiting...

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

Greetings James and thanks for selecting us and our sister cloud forest property, El Silencio Lodge & Spa as your beach and mountain Costa Rica destinations. It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we hope to see you again soon. Maybe you can include a visit to our soon-to-open new hotel, Isla Chiquita. It will be Costa Rica's...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: $467 - $1,065 (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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“The rooms are on a hill. Walking challenged visitors may want a room near the top.”
 of 5 bubbles TimB322, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“if you can swing the deluxe or the jr suite - we know those are nice”
 of 5 bubbles CindaOH, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms with plunge pools 203 or 204 have great views”
 of 5 bubbles angiel804, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our villa facing east was cooler in the afternoon--perfect for a nap in the hammock.”
 of 5 bubbles 175Nancy, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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