Punta Islita Resort and Spa

Plaza Mayor, Playa Samara, Islita, Costa Rica

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18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Four hours from San José, on a lush hillside overlooking Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline, Punta Islita is a tropical idyll, unspoiled and secluded, cut off from the mainland by dense jungle and difficult terrain. It’s a truly unique location, with the curving black sand beach a few hundred feet below, and the protected ecosystem of the tropical dry forest above.

Punta Islita is dedicated to environmental conservation, and yet the accommodations are as luxurious as can be. Standard rooms come with hammocks out front, looking down at the beach, and the better ones have private terraces and Jacuzzis with an ocean view. A handful of casitas dot the hillside, many with private plunge pools, and for large parties or privacy fanatics there are the three-bedroom villas, each complete with its own private swimming pool.

What’s to do here, besides escape into splendid idleness? Though it hardly qualifies as an activity, the Casa Spa offers a range of massage and beauty treatments. The more outdoorsy among us can explore nature walks and more challenging hikes, or horseback rides and even deep-sea fishing expeditions, while more traditional sporting types can make use of the tennis courts and the driving range.

No Costa Rican eco-adventure would be complete without a canopy tour, of course, and Punta Islita is happy to oblige. And when it’s over it’s back to the 1492 restaurant, serving local produce and seafood beneath a fifty-foot thatched palm ceiling.

How to get there:

Convenient to both Liberia and San José international airports, reaching Hotel Punta Islita takes under 40 minutes by air and about four hours by land. Self-driving guests, be advised: a four-wheel-drive vehicle is required, and a daytime arrival is strongly recommended. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 37 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

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Non-smoking rooms Can not accommodate pets Children 12 years old and up are considered adults Extra adult pay $50 daily rate Children under 11 years old enjoy a complimentary stay with parents - maximum two children per room

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2pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Oceanview Casita - Private Plunge Pool

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    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 215 ft²/19 m².
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    • 1 King Bed
    • 215 ft²/19 m².
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  • Two Bedroom Villa

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    • 2152 ft²/199 m².
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  • Ocean View Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 323 ft²/30 m².
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  • Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View

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    • 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
    • 377 ft²/35 m².
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  • Premium Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 484 ft²/44 m².
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  • Junior Suite

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    • 484 ft²/44 m².
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  • Deluxe Room

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    • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
    • 603 ft²/56 m².
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    Views: ocean.

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    • central air conditioning
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    • international channel
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    • terrace
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    • 753 ft²/69 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Non-smoking rooms Can not accommodate pets Children 12 years old and up are considered adults Extra adult pay $50 daily rate Children under 11 years old enjoy a complimentary stay with parents - maximum two children per room

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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