Ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Pricey for what you getPosted 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.
Jan 2, 2014 by Maria
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.
for Everyoneby angie from ridgewood, nj
A hotel Beyond any imaginable expectationsPosted 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.
for Everyoneby 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.
for Couplesby Donna from Georgia-USA
Beautiful surroundings with wonderful wildlifePosted 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.
for Everyoneby Lynch from OH
Excellent hotel and servicePosted Aug 25, 2013
Pros: Beautiful location and excellent service
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!
for Couplesby Chip from Florida
This Place Blew Us Away!!Posted Aug 22, 2013
Pros: Great Food! Great drinks! Free wifi! The on site zip lining was super fun! The beach was absolutely beautiful!
From beginning to end, our stay was an incredible experience. The staff was extremely welcoming and were super attentive to our every need. The room was spacious, comfortable and had an incredible view! The grounds were beautifully maintained. The beach club pool and restaurant and the 1492 restaurant serve an outstanding variety of foods and every meal was superb! This is a perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Recommendedby OHack from Pasadena
Great staff, beautiful environmentPosted Aug 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Loved this resort. Fabulous view from our room, the grounds of the hotel are well maintained and offer many different flora and fauna to see on walks down to the ocean. Good food in the 1492 restaurant, excellent bartenders at the pool bars. Marvin, our concierge, was most helpful. We also appreciated Edgar who works in the restaurant. There are many excursions to take nearby the hotel that can be enjoyed. Note: They charge you for the shuttle from the 'airport' at Punta Islita to the hotel, which I thought inappropriate considering how much you are spending to stay there.
for Familiesby Catherine M from Palo Alto CA
World Class 5 star hotel in IslitaPosted Jul 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was one of the finest hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The staff were amazing - service A+, the views so breathtaking we did not want to leave after 4 luxurious, relaxing days in a beautiful villa with incredible views, superb activities (we witnessed a sea turtle laying its eggs on a storm on a remote beach one evening, macaw wildlife reserve, kayaking down Ora River to the ocean.. ) . The restaurant food was first rate and the prices were exceptionally reasonable considering the remoteness of the resort. We would return in an instant. A must for the bucket list. We even had a band of howler monkeys visit our villa backyard one evening as we swam in our own lap pool.. the hotel pool (next to the restaurant - has to be seen to be believed... the views.... GO GO GO ...
for Couplesby James from NYC
Remote Eco-Paradise !Posted Jul 14, 2013
Pros: Everything. The staff. The accommodations . The amenities. The food. The views. The sounds. Everything !
Cons: Maybe just expand the menu a little. But other than that. Nothing.
Location: Just go walk the beach . .
If you're an eco-conscious kinda person you'll truly appreciate this gem . Nestled in the remoteness of Costa Rica's far reaches , Hotel Punta Islita was perfect for a week of rest and relaxation.. We were greeted by Luis , our personal concierge who was beyond helpful and very friendly..The whole staff was really professional and friendly.. We zip-lined through the dry forest (it was their dry season) with Eduardo and that was an experience we won't soon forget ! The restaurant was really nice , with infinity pool/Pacific Ocean views and really good food.. Just down the mountain was a restaurant called Kmbute which I highly recommend for some home cooked Costa Rican cuisine(Really inexpensive and delicious!) The beach was a bit of a hike but if you don't want to walk, they will gladly transport you there(2min drive) for free! Overall, there are many more good things I can say about Hotel Punta Islita , but I'd be giving away a bit of the mystique and that's what made it a truly amazing experience! Go for it .. book it ..you will thank yourself later !
for Everyoneby Lori
Everything you never knew you wanted...and more.Posted May 19, 2013
Location: Very remote. There is a small town nearby if you want to go out to dinner or dancing, but it is pricey if you want the hotel to drive you there.
Go to Punta Islita immediately. It has, hands down, the best views, service, and general atmosphere of anywhere you will ever go. Fly into Liberia -- it's the difference between a 2 hour drive and a 4.5 hour one. I'd recommend shuttle service, as the roads are sometimes hard to maneuver. You can contact the hotel online to reserve this. Be prepared to have an entire beach and pool basically to yourself, while some of the nicest people you've ever met will give you a towel, drinks, food -- anything you need. This beach is a bit rocky in parts, but there is a white sand beach in the town next to it. If Antonio is at the beach bar, order an Antonio special. Best drink ever, made from this liquor you can only get in Costa Rica. Eat octopus ceviche, fish, mango anything, and pork. Drink the coffee. You will be IN nature while ziplining, horseback riding, surfing, or kayaking. You will see stunning views, monkeys, colorful birds (check out the macaw preserve while you're there), mountains, beaches...we even saw a deer in our bungalow. Just sitting in the grass. As far as rooms go, say hello to your own private bungalow, complete with hammock and ocean/mountain views, luxurious comfortable beds, and strong air-conditioning. Last but not least, Marvin is wonderful. He will greet you at the front and anticipate your every need before you knew you needed it. If you have any issues (unlikely), he will remedy them.