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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

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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
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Liberia Airport83 km
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My wife and I have been going to Costa Rica for 20 yrs and this is absolutely our favorite hotel. It is on a gorgeous piece of property with nature all around. There is a macaw rescue project very near-by and we saw twice as many mccaws in 3 days than in the last 20 yrs., you
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Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Responded 5 days ago
Pura Vida greetings Dennis! Thank you so much for embracing Costa Rica as a favorite destination. Finding a special place in a traveler's heart is the ultimate goal in hospitality. A special thanks for taking the time to single out our hosts' heartfelt hospitality. It is genuine, warm, and firmly rooted in a sense of friendship and common humanity. Marvin and Yarling will be thrilled to read your comments. We look forward to sharing more horseback riding, cooking, macaw sightings, art sessions, and other complimentary adventures.
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I've stayed at a lot of hotels, a lot of nice places, and especially at a lot of marriotts. This one may very well take the cake as the nicest marriott I've been to (though the JW in venice was also very nice) and one of the nicest hotels I've been to period. The location is si
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Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow! Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful review and guidance. We always hope to create a special gateway that transports guests to a genuine Pura Vida state of mind. Reflecting Costa Rica's unique charm, offbeat surprises, and authentic friendship is our driving purpose. Thanks for fully embracing the concept. Please figure out your return very soon. The team LOVES to welcome friends over and over again.
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Spent 3 amazing nights at Punta Islita. My words may not do it justice; you will need to experience it for yourself.

A little background about the resort, the resort is a combo of hotel rooms and private residences. The 2-3-bedroom villas and houses are individually owned. The
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Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Responded 2 weeks ago
Gracias! Your thoughtful and thorough recommendations and narrative is wholeheartedly appreciated. Please do return very soon. Thanks so much for providing such useful guidance to future guests. We always hope to draw travelers who seek authenticity, heartfelt hospitality, and a taste of adventure. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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We visited the hotel today to check out whether we want to stay in one of their villas on our 5th. Costa Rica vacation. Lovely setting but not a warm welcome from the staff. I was interested on information about their classes. Disappointing where with a little effort from the
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Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for being such enthusiastic fans of Costa Rica! Please do reach out to learn more about this very unusual situation. Hotel Punta Islita is top-ranked as a destination that best highlights Costa Rica's Pura Vida mantra. We are always eager to embrace new guests and friends and would never do anything to drive them away. Perhaps this is a misunderstanding? Kindest regards.
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My husband and I have been traveling to Costa Rica for over 15 years in search of the perfect tranquil spot. Pura Vida! We have found it at last!

We were picked up at the Liberia Airport and transferred to the resort via a 4x4. I prepared my husband for 2.5 hour long journey
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Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow! Your thoughtful and caring review is amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to embrace our gateway to Costa Rica concept. We aim to offer a simple, unencumbered connection to the land, its wild dwellers, and the people. We are thrilled to lear that the turtles helped celebrate your birthday in such a meaningful way. And the coatis were happy to cheer you on! Please return very soon!
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Private pool with 2 bedroom villa
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Hi, How is the beach,,my kids are toddlers and love to play in the beach. Is it very rocky or suitable for toddlers? thank you
Thanks to all for the wonderful advice. Our beach conditions vary greatly according to the season and weather patterns. Our staff will gladly guide you to either the best beach spot or the family swimming pool. :)
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Do the bathrooms have blow dryers? Can’t find it listed!
Yes :)
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Do we need to bring mosquito spray?
We do recommend bringing and using repellent :)
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Do we need to bring mosquito spray?
While the mosquitoes weren’t bad when we were there, we did use mosquito spray much of the time. Mostly plant-based sprays—no DEET—and we were fine.
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Do the villas have washers and dryers in them?
You are most welcome to use the hotel's laundry services :) Fees apply.
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"The two bedroom villas were nice like Laurel 401."
"room 204. would have a better view of the bay."
"Suite premium with ocean view offers space and private pool"
"Ask for an ocean view. If traveling with a family, ask for a private villa."
"Colibri Villa is excellent for a family of 10-12"
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PRICE RANGE
US$194 - US$835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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punta islita hotelresort punta islitahotel punta islita
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePunta Islita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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