Punta Islita Resort Costa Rica
Punta Islita Ocean Resort Spa Costa Rica
Rooms and Rates
Notes about this Hotel:- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include breakfast.
- During Christmas Week (December 24-January 2) there is a 7-night minimum stay required.
- Round trip from the Punta Islita airport transfer is provided free of charge by the hotel.
- Christmas and New Years reservations require a 50% deposit once the reservation is confirmed. Balance due by September 30th.
Punta Islita Resort, Spa and Villas is located in our northwest Guanacaste province, approximately thirty minutes by light plane from the country’s capital. The 80 acre property, including 50 accommodation options, sits atop a hill, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The tropical climate boasts an average annual temperature of 80º F. The warmest months are from January through April. Situated in a tropical forest, Hotel Punta Islita provides an environment untouched by the outside world while offering five-star luxurious hospitality. The property is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a consortium of over 250 quality resorts in more than 50 countries selected for their level of service and attention to personal detail. It is also a member of Virtuoso and Q Club. At Punta Islita Resort you will be able to admire a combination of rustic indigenous and Santa Fe decor, it all comes together to provide a cozy atmosphere.
Hotel Punta Islita was listed among the best 500 lodging facilities in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2007. Hotel Punta Islita was voted Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s Grand Award Winner in 1998, Best Hotel of the Year 1998-1999 by the Costa Rican Hotel Chamber and was issued a five-star rating by the our national Tourist Board. The resort features 14 deluxe rooms, 8 suites, 8 casitas, 9 2-bedroom villas and 11 leasing units, all set on a gentle hill. You will not have time to get bored at Punta Islita; shorelines and natural sceneries are part of the fun. You are guaranteed to spend quality time here. From your room you will always have breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and of the mesmerizing sunsets. You can play tennis as often as you want as long as you reserve a court in advance.
Hotel Punta Islita is dedicated to promoting responsible tourism in as many ways as they can, you will experience clear examples of local culture preservation and fostering of economic opportunities. Hotel Punta Islita has a friendly and relaxing atmosphere that will please even the most demanding travel connoisseurs, and will make you want to keep coming back for more visits. Some artists like it here because the hotel owners have promoted artistic works among the locals. There is even an art gallery in the nearby neighborhood of Punta Islita. When you visit Hotel Punta Islita Resort you will see why this place inspires artists to create magnificent works of art. And who knows? You may even catch a glimpse of a famous Hollywood movie star. Contact our travel agents and include a stay at this magical haven as a part of your unforgettable journey!
Location and Driving Directions
Hotel Punta Islita is located on the northwest coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste. If you are traveling by car there are two possible routes to take. One option is to take the ferry from Puntarenas to Playa Naranjo and then drive through the villages of Jicaral, Coyote, Javilla, Pueblo Nuevo, Corozalito and finally Islita. FROM SAN JOSE TO PUNTA ISLITA BY THE TEMPISQUE BRIDGE: Take the highway C1 toward Liberia. After about two hours driving, you will pass a sign for Puntarenas. Keep driving on the C1 for approximately 50 more minutes until you see a sign on the right hand side that says Puente la Amistad (the Taiwan Friendship Bridge). Turn left (there is a Shell gas station on the left). Continue on this road, cross the bridge and follow the signs to Nicoya. You will turn right at a T in the road just past a gas station on the right (following signs to Nicoya). Continuing to follow signs to Nicoya, you will then turn left coming into the town of Nicoya. Drive through Nicoya and follow the signs to Samara and Carrillo on the main road. Once you pass Carrillo, you will continue on a dirt road. Keep driving until you see the Hotel Sueño Tropical on the left hand side and come to a sign on the right that says Punta Islita 9 Km. Turn right and keep driving until you get to the river.! check the water level (wade out--if it´s knee level, it´s too deep) before entering the river with your car. If you can drive through the river, just continue on the road until you reach Punta Islita. If you cannot cross at this point, there are 2 alternatives: 1) if the river is high due to a high tide and not rain, and you don´t want to wait, turn around and go back to the road you were on, turn right and go 1 km to Estrada. Turn right again and cross the river at this point if the water is less than knee deep. After crossing the river, continue on the road and turn right at the white and brown picket fence. At the end of that road, turn left and continue on to the hotel--approximately 7 km. 2) if the river is high due to rain, you must turn around and go back to the road you were on, turn right and go to the town of Estrada where you veer to the left toward Santa Marta. Take a right turn at Santa Marta toward Santa Maria and then another right turn after Santa Maria toward San Martin, cross the bridge and pass through El Carmen. After you go through El Carmen, you will see a white and brown wooden fence on the left hand side. Turn left at the end of this fence. At the end of that road, turn left again and continue on to the hotel--approximately 7 km. After all of these alternatives, when you are on the main dirt road to the hotel, you will pass a beach on the right hand side called Camaronal and then you will come to a small river. Go through this river and you will go uphill for a short distance then downhill. You will come to the end of the road where you will turn left. Follow this road for 300 meters and you will see a gate to the left. This is the entrance to the Hotel Punta Islita. The total driving time is about 4 1/2 to 5 hours