Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Indianapolis, IN USA

Fabulous trip to paradise

Posted Apr 5, 2014
Location: Horse back riding, Zip lining, surfing/boogie boarding, swimming, sunning, hiking, walking on the beach, visiting a local town, kayaking, etc
Be prepared to be enchanted! The rough road leads to an amazing hotel with even more amazing people. This was a family vacation with our two older teenage children. From the beginning until the end, it was a vacation of a lifetime. We were greeted in the parking lot by a friendly face who turned out to be our concierge - this was a wonderful surprise! After our long journey, he recognized that we were hungry, and so he escorted us to the restaurant for a relaxing lunch and complimentary drink - oh, by the way, he checked us in as we gazed over the beautiful ocean view. The next trip was to our 3 bedroom villa that I can only say was amazing. The kids wondered if we had become rock stars since we left the States... yes, it was that amazing. The 1st night we thought we heard a gorilla... turned out to be a howler monkey - a veryLOUD howler monkey. By the end of our 1st day, our teenage son declared that he would have to stop saying everything was amazing because, well, everything was amazing! Our trip was filled with encounters with a truly caring and courteous hotel staff, first class food and accommodations, views to die for, wildlife sights and sounds from National Geographic, and did I mention the amazing people? We would return to Punta Islita in a heartbeat, and we actually discussed the need to start playing the lottery with the hope of returning to beautiful Costa Rica sooner vs. later. It is truly PURA VIDA!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 26, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your enchantment with Hotel Punta Islita. It was an honor to be your hosts and look forward to a future return visit!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Dave

Great Getaway Hotel

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Cons: The air conditioners in the room could be a little better for the humid nights there.
Overall, we had a fantastic experience at this hotel. The staff was incredibly nice and the rooms were very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 27, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to post your comments.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 25, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to post your comments.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Max Rusnak from New York

Gem of Costa Rica

Posted Mar 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything about this place is impeccable. The views put most postcards to shame. The service is superb. This place is heaven on earth.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 31, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Saludos! And thank you so much for your visit and your enthusiastic review of Hotel Punta Islita.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Kim from Southampton, NY

Picture Perfect!

Posted Feb 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel Punta Islita is gorgeous! It took us just over 2 hours to get to the hotel from Liberia airport. The driver was very accommodating, stopping for us to use a bathroom and shop for a few snacks and things to have in our room. The driver also stopped to point out monkeys, a crocodile and birds along the way. Even though Punta Islita is out of the way and secluded, the site is incredibly beautiful and well worth the 2 hour drive. Service was fantastic and the food was terrific. The resort was completely full during our stay and yet we never felt the hotel was crowded. The entire staff seemed eager to make personal connections with each of us which made our stay extra special. The deluxe room was a bit tight for our family of three, but doable. The beds were very comfortable. The room was kept very clean and housekeeping paid attention to details. My cousin's family of four stayed in a villa with a plunge pool and full kitchen which was more than enough space for them. The stairs leading to and from most rooms in the resort would be a challenge for those with any physical issues. However, there are shuttles that will take you just about anywhere you'd like to go. The beach was amazing!!! Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet because of some rocks and the scorching hot sand on the way to the water. The waves were perfect; the water was crystal clear and refreshing. We hated to leave! We will definitely return to this hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 3, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for your thoughtful review! We certainly hope to see you again in the very near future!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Cris

Pricey for what you get

Posted Feb 21, 2014
Cons: Deluxe rooms design poor, not up to the price.
Location: Need 4X4, visit Coyote beach
Spent 2 nights in the deluxe room, not up to the price paid, very basic, impossible to take a nice shower as the water change temperature every time somebody else use the water in other rooms. Little ocean view, awesome location but noisy as the main road run in the valley below and you can hear every ATV or car that is driving past. The restaurant service is good and not too expensive, dinner for 2 no wine run around 60-70$. Very nice view from it and from the infinity view pool, macaws are common to see and if you are lucky and in the right season can see humpback whales jumping in the ocean. Friendly staff, would go back but not for almost 400$ p/n with only breakfast included.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 30, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Punta Islita and for taking the time to pen a review. I am thrilled that you had opportunity to enjoy our surroundings, view, hospitality, and wildlife! That said, I am troubled that your experience with accommodations was not ideal. We certainly want to ensure that our rooms excel in their comfort and value. Your feedback will certainly allow us to guide our efforts.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2014
Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Punta Islita and for taking the time to pen a review. I am thrilled that you had opportunity to enjoy our surroundings, view, hospitality, and wildlife! That said, I am troubled that your experience with accommodations was not ideal. We certainly want to ensure that our rooms excel in their comfort and value. Your feedback will certainly allow us to guide our efforts.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Lesley from NYC

Great Hotel

Posted Feb 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel room was excellent.. Great service. Food ok a little pricey..location a little too isolated ..all that said we had a great time!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 3, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Saludos Lesley! Your comments are much appreciated. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your accommodations for a relaxing vacation experience. I have noted your comments about restaurant prices and thank you for your valuable feedback.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by angie from ridgewood, nj

A hotel Beyond any imaginable expectations

Posted Feb 1, 2014
It's almost impossible to describe in words what our experience was like at the Hotel Punta Islita. It's where Costa Rica's insane natural beauty and abundant wildlife and plant life comes together with the charm and open hearted nature of its local people to create the most perfect slice of heaven on Earth. A perfect honeymoon! On the beach, private, unbelievable customer service and pura vida.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 9, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Dear Angie, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic words about Hotel Punta Islita. It is always a pleasure to have a chance to showcase Costa Rica's amazing natural diversity and heartfelt hospitality. Thank you for choosing us as your special setting for your honeymoon. Pura Vida back to you!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A nice resort with amazing ecological benefits.

Posted Sep 23, 2013
It takes a lot of travel time to get to Punta Islita. Once you are there, it is the best. Staff are over the top friendly and accommodating. Peaceful. You see giant sea turtles, exotic butterflies, monkeys, and other hard to see species. The SPA is fantastic. It's a romantic resort with many BENEFITS. We did our honeymoon there. It was perfect.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 26, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to describe the intense ecological diversity that surrounds Hotel Punta Islita. We are thrilled to showcase Costa Rica's amazing nature!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Donna from Georgia-USA

Beautiful surroundings with wonderful wildlife

Posted Sep 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was such a pristine area to stay with lovely flora and fauna all along the premises. It was so much fun to get up every morning to see what types of creatures we may see while walking down the stairs that lead to the beach. A wonderful adventure that we were fortunae to be on.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 29, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thanks Donna! Enjoying an adventure is one of the most exciting elements of a Costa Rica vacation. Thanks for letting us showcase our pristine nature!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lynch from OH

Excellent hotel and service

Posted Aug 25, 2013
Pros: Beautiful location and excellent service
Cons: Nothing
Location: Hotel has zip lining and surfing on-site. The spa was very relaxing.
We had a fantastic time, the staff were always friendly and attentive and the service was outstanding. The room/view was beautiful. Would recommend to anyone and we will definitely stay there again next time we come back to Costa Rica!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 26, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review!