Ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Jose, Costa Rica

Beautiful beach/mountain hotel.

Posted Jul 26, 2016
Pros: Beautiful location, great facilities and super friendly staff.
Cons: Food and beverage service at the restaurant and room service needs to improve. Got several of food orders wrong.
Location: Beach, horse riding, turtle watching, spa, surfing and lots of adventure and outdoor activities. Incredible infinity pool on site.
Beach and mountain attractions in one hotel. Staff is very friendly and accomodating.. They´ll do their best to satisfy all your needs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2016 by Hotel Punta Islita, Hotel Management
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to share so many wonderful activities with you. We appreciate your guidance regarding our Restaurant Service. Warmest regards!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles California

Secluded resort with incredible views

Posted Dec 18, 2015
This small luxury resort allows guests to get close to nature and experience real Tico hospitality. Complimentary activities like kayaking, horseback riding and zip lining are a nice feature. Because of its remote location, dining options are limited but the restaurant and beach bar serve excellent food. Great experience!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2016 by Maria, Hotel Management
Providing a an engaging vacation experience that blends adventure and culture is our goal. It was a pleasure to showcase Costa Rica's charms.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San José Costa Rica

Excellent service

Posted Apr 20, 2015
We got a nice deal for out rooms. The facilites are not the newest or most flashy, but the service is unparalleled. The rooms have great views and private outdoor Jacuzzis and hammocks with an awesome view. Recommended
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 29, 2015 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much Jose!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toledo, OH

Family vacation with teenagers

Posted Dec 29, 2014
Great place in a beautiful setting. Spectacular view and lots of wildlife. Food and staff wonderful. Could not get hot water while showering during peak times but a very small inconvenience when compared to all of the positive experiences. Don't recommend rental cars , as the driving is torturous.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2015 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted that your experience was so positive and diverse. Our sincere thanks for alerting us to the problem with the water pressure and for being so gracious. Alternatives for reaching Hotel Punta Islita and enjoying its wonderfully secluded setting include private drivers or for the ultimate in convenience, taking a local 35 minute flight to the nearby Islita Airstrip. Please return very soon to Costa Rica, it truly is a magical destination!
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
Nov 29, 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
Mar 25, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to post your comments.
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
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.
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 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
Nov 29, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review!