We spent five nights at the Punta Islita for our honeymoon. It was fantastic! Having been recommended to the resort by friends, we were still impressed and loved our entire vacation. The views are beautiful; the staff is extremely friendly.
If you are looking for a fast-paced, American resort with shows and nightlife, this is NOT the place for you. Punta Islita is quiet, quaint and romantic. We spent most of our honeymoon out by the pool and in our room, just relaxing, reading and enjoying each other's company. We didn't need a lot of entertainment. If you DO want entertainment, this isn't the place to go.
We stayed in a basic suite with the Romantic Hideaway package. If we could do it again, we might have gotten a jacuzzi suite, but we have no complaints about where we stayed! Our room and patio were secluded and quiet, with a great view. The hotel is eco-friendly and committed to maintaining cultural quality.
We would completely recommend this resort to couples looking for a romantic getaway. There is not a whole lot for chidren to do; we found the children there to be a little distracting, even though they do have their own pool.
Our favorites: the pool by the restaurant and the swim-up bar - always quiet and awesome views; excursions - we did the canopy zip-line and horseback riding; room service!
A couple of negative points: the food is a little pricey and there is not a lot of variety. What we had was good, but we ordered room service a lot; the beach is not great.
*Do not drive to Punta Islita during the rainy season! We decided not to fly and were transported from Liberia; the trip took about 5 long hours. The roads are horrible and we were carsick and exhausted by the time we got there. It is worth the money to fly!*
Overalll, we loved our experience and would go back in a heartbeat!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Punta Islita Hotel
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