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Welcome! At Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Rica's best experiences are enjoyed in feel-good equilibrium. Surrounded by exuberant tropical forest and colorful communities, Hotel Punta Islita gazes upon a secluded beach cove along Guanacaste's open-ocean coastline. Travelers will find a premium vacation destination resort where guests can enjoy cultural authenticity, fun eco-adventures, sustainable luxury, and Costa Rica's signature friendship and peaceful hospitality. .

More than 85% of Hotel Punta Islita’s staff, including its General Manager are local.

At-a-glance Inauguration



Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica



Deluxe Rooms






2 Bedroom Villas


3 Bedroom Villas


4 Bedroom Villas



From $330 per night, double occupancy. Excluding taxes.

Included in Rate

Daily Costa Rican or continental breakfast.


Tiered, overlooking secluded beach cove.

Property Size Architect DĂŠcor

80 acres Ronald ZĂźrcher Eclectic Tropical.

Adult Swimming Pool


Family Swimming Pool


Tennis Courts


Exercise Room


Internet Access

Wireless in common areas, 1 internet station.

Wellness Infrastructure

Casa Spa, Exercise Room

Formal Dining

1492 Restaurant

Casual Dining

Borrancho Beach Club


Harry's Bar and Borrancho Beach Club Bar


Par 3 Executive 9 hole course

Conference Room

Catered services available. Up to 30 people.


Deluxe Rooms Spacious Deluxe Rooms feature ocean views and a private alfresco terrace with hammock for lounging tropical style.

Suites Suites grant spectacular ocean views. Ammenities include a king -sized canopy bed, private deck, and outdoor whirlpool.


Casitas Casitas capture the charm of a tropical beach cottage with a dining terrace, a petite tropical garden, and a private plunge pool.

Private Villas To enjoy the comforts of home. Varied settings and configurations to suit every need. Two to four bedroom options.

Dining 1492 Restaurant Showcases the intense flavors of Costa Rica’s culinary traditions. Fresh local and regional ingredients are playfully combined with a flair that reflects the country’s diversity and Guanacaste’s natural exuberance. 1492 can accommodate up to 75 diners in a sit-down setting. An adjacent al-fresco terrace can host outdoor events.

Borrancho Borrancho Restaurant offers light fare in a more informal beach setting. Specialties include ceviche, fire-baked pizza, sandwiches, burgers, and BBQ. The Borrancho Beach Club complex includes a small restaurant, swimming pool, and beachside tropical gardens.

Conference Room / Gallery Adjacent to the Reception Area. May be configured in a variety of setups to best accommodate a special event, meeting, or lecture. It features close to 1500 square feet of customizable floor space, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and a 42 inch flat screen with cd player and audio equipment. Additional equipment may be rented from outsourced AV companies. The Conference Room may accommodate 25 people in individual tables, 30 in a U-shaped table, and 60 in an auditorium setup.

PeoplePositive PlanetFriendy

Hotel Punta Islita has developed in full synergy with its neighbors: a collective of about nine tiny rural communities with a total population of about 1400. By opting out of an enclave-style hotel model and pioneering an internationally-recognized sustainability program, Hotel Punta Islita has secured a win-win partnership with optimal resource stewardship. Reforestation, species recovery and protection, water conservation, local employment, and support for education and a unique Community Art Museum ensure the health of Islita. Today, Islita is not only a globally-recognized destination, but a thriving region characterized by a dynamic natural environment and a successful collective of travel professionals, community artists, and micro-entrepreneurs. More than 85% of its staff is local, including its regional manager.

Experiences Hotel Punta Islita’s wonderful natural setting grants ideal opportunities to experience the excitement of pristine eco -systems. Adventures include canopy zip-lining, horseback riding,



surfing, monkey safaris, turtle expeditions, and more! Cultural experiences include culinary journeys, visiting the local community art museum and artist studios, and exploring the small neighboring communities to sample Costa Rica’s


and hospitality.


Casa Spa Embedded in lush tropical gardens, Hotel Punta Islita’s Casa Spa is the hearth of pampered wellness and relaxation. From the moment you are greeted with a soothing cup of just-brewed herbal tea, you will feel the warmth of its homelike ambiance. Beauty and wellness rituals, Costa Rican traditional healing arts, and local herbalist wisdom are artfully combined to gently ease out modern stress.

EXCELLENCE ACCOLADES & DISTINCTIONS Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Readers’ Choice (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006) Gold List (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006) Travel+Leisure Magazine Best 100 Hotels in the World (2008) Best 500 Hotels in the World (2010, 2009, 2007) Trip Advisor Reader’s Choice: Best Luxury- Central & South America (2009)

SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS Costa Rican Tourism Ministry’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism Five-Leaf Maximum Sustainability Rating CST (2011) Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Best Accommodation for Local Communities (2010) Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Grand Award Best Contribution to the Community (2010) Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Eco Resort (2009) World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Investor in People- Tourism for Tomorrow Awards (2006) Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) Caring Luxury Award (2005)

Hotel Punta Islita is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in a secluded coastal region of the Nicoya Peninsula. Inaugurated in 1994, Hotel Punta Islita is an independent resort and wholly Costa Rican owned. It has been carefully developed in full synergy with its neighboring communities. Hotel Punta Islita caters to an upscale market with a green conscience. It has both a 5 star rating for quality and service and 5-green leaf rating with Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism program (CST).

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