Ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
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 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.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Asheville, NC.
The key to real BlissPosted Mar 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellence of resort. Nothing to do but play and relax.
for Couplesby Lauren
Relaxing and RemotePosted Feb 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is more of separate villas nestled into the hillside overlooking the ocean, and it's very private and secluded. We went in November which is the off season, so there were not many guests. We enjoyed being able to have the place almost to ourselves. We used the spa for massages and did 2 excursions- horse back riding at sunset and watching sea turtles lay eggs. The food was very good in the restaurant and there is a local restaurant within a short walk for dinner as well. Our room was stunning and had a private dipping pool. the service was great too- they have vans to drive guests around if you don't want to walk and will help you set up excursions or anything else you need.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 16, 2012 on Hotels.com