We are looking to book a trip to Costa Rica for a February getaway (four -five days). I'm looking at these two hotels because I can do them on points. Both look very nice, although Punta Islita looks a bit better to me. I'm curious about dining options nearby both; we don't like to just eat at the hotel all the time and like to have options to experience local food - we're up for anything from side-of-the-road type places to fine dining and anything in between as long as it's local. Also, what about things to do, other than those offered by the hotels? As gorgeous as Punta Islita looks, I'm wondering if it's a bit too remote to be able go out and about. We will want to do a bit of just nothing at whatever hotel we stay at, but I also want to be able to see some of the local area.
Any feedback is appreciated!