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Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

1) Do not fear the distance from LIR to the hotel. It's 2-3 hours away but a very scenic drive! 2) The best location I've ever stayed. Beautiful, clean and convenient! 3) Absolutely, amazing staff! From the main office and the staff on location. Every single person was delightful, worked hard and did their best to accommodate. Even working when...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know that we fully succeeded in providing an amazing and engaging Costa Rica getaway! We would love to continue sharing our complimentary eco-adventures with you, so please do return soon :)

Garden City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Punta Islita for 5 days last week and stayed in a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa named Cieba. The hotel exceeds what you see in the on-line photos - the views are stunning from every angle. The staff are the most friendly and kind people. Christina went above and beyond to make our stay memorable, checked in...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Saludos Danielle! Everyone in the staff returns your enthusiastic regards. Thanks for taking the time to convey the essential elements that set Hotel Punta Islita apart. We are a unique property, not just because of our non-touristy location, but because our deep-seated relationship with our community and natural surroundings. The resulting hospitality is very special, grounded in authentic friendship and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was traveling alone to the Hotel Punta Islita and stayed for 4 days. The hotel is remote, so about 2 hours drive from Liberia Airport. Beautiful location on the beach with amazing room views. The staff gave me an upgraded room, private villa for having good Marriott status. The rooms are a little older, but the private jacuzzi and...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Pura Vida greetings Inger! Thanks for letting us know that you fully enjoyed our secluded location and hospitality. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any suggestions that would have made your dining experience more enjoyable. And we look forward to your next relaxation escape.

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We love the staff at Hotel Punta Islita. We didn't stay at the hotel, but were staying at a private home down the way. Each time we visited the restaurant up top or the beach facilities at the bottom, the staff were very accommodating and friendly, always stopping to chat. We just wanted to give a big shout out to...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

It was wonderful to be able to accommodate your day visits and we thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. Did you know that Hotel Punta Islita also offers Private Villas that combine the best of a full beach home with full access to the resort's facilities and services? This includes a full menu of complimentary...

Brewster, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for our anniversary and had a Jr Suite with plunge pool. Lots of privacy and a pretty room. View was incredible. Went kayaking from the river into the ocean. Massages were excellent. Ziplining was meh. Beach was beautiful but wavy. Not a great swimming beach overall but pretty for looking at, while soaking in pool. Two pools -...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Rica. It was a pleasure to provide a beautiful setting for romance, blending gorgeous views, eco-adventure, and great hospitality.

PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel, tucked into the hills above the beach. We had a pretty incredible 3 room villa. Each room was its own building with a covered open air sitting and cooking area. Golf cart provided to get around the property (and you need it -- really steep hills). Staff is very friendly and food and drink are good. We...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

We are delighted to have shared one of our spacious beach-view three bedroom villas. Offering the best of a private home with the convenience of full resort amenities and included activities is the perfect way to enjoy an exciting family vacation. Warmest regards!

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So where do I begin to describe our stay ? Sadly it's our last full day before the long trip back to the UK We stayed in Room 11 with its own little pool and terrace and the first thing you see is the view . The room is large and stunning . We've a huge bed and lots of...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

You are most welcome! It is a pleasure to be your hosts and we thank you for fully embracing our intense-living mantra. We hope you have a peaceful and pleasant return trip and that your travels bring you back in our direction very soon.

Castle Rock, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here off the recommendation of a friend and could not be more happy. We stayed in a two room villa which was perfect for our family. The stairs are brutal this hotel is not handicap friendly but the location was amazing and the staff goes well beyond. The planned activities are great and so was the food. The...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us as your special Costa Rica backdrop. As a family getaway destination, we are thrilled to offer complimentary tours and activities that boost special bonds and amazing memories. Thanks so much for your visit! And please express our deepest gratitude to your friend for the recommendation. Saludos!

Chevy Chase, MD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, well managed, well looked after place on the coast but also in the jungle. Facilities are first rate. Staff are competent and pleasant (and mostly English speaking). It's certainly not cheap and there are many opportunities for tipping but we never felt hassled or ripped off. Many activities are included. (In our case, so was excellent...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us with your family in this hidden jungle beach getaway. We are thrilled that you found terrific family bonding opportunities through our selection of included and third-party activities. Our Authentic Costa Rica program is unique to Hotel Punta Islita and we are excited to offer complimentary Art Sessions, Horseback Riding, Golf, Cooking, and Barista Lessons, Canopy Zip-Lining,...

new york
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel from Feb. 19 to Feb 26. Overall it is a beautiful hotel and is perfect for a relaxing holiday. The one complaint my wife and I had was how we were treated with the room we were given. I am a Marriott reward platinum member and we booked our stay using reward points. As a...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Greetings Eddie and thanks for reaching out. Our sincere apologies for the miscommunication regarding your Jr. Suite. We will be reviewing what happened and certainly would appreciate further input from you. Please do contact me and I will gladly try to resolve any outstanding issues with your Marriott Rewards points.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Punta Islita is the only beach resort in Costa Rica to offer a full menu of complimentary tours, activities, and experiences. These include favorites like canopy zip-lining, horseback riding, monkey quests, and sea-turtle spotting. Plus unique experiences like creating art with local community artists, traditional cooking lessons, golf clinics, and more! Set in a secluded ocean cove in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Its award-winning planet-friendly, people-positive model offers a unique opportunity to fully engage in intense eco-adventures and authentic cultural experiences. The property features Deluxe Rooms, Suites, and fully-outfitted Private Villas. Ideal for honeymoons, relaxation getaways, family vacations, extended stays, or destination weddings. COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE AVAILABLE FROM LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIR) PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection

Address: Punta Islita 50201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Punta Islita
Price Range: $389 - $1,084 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Make sure you get a golf cart”
WAMACAN, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher up means less stairs to main reception”
coralrocks, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“It's all quite vertical so many rooms and villas involve a lot of stairs. We asked for one that didn't--and they obliged.”
4ChevyChaseTraveler, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get the upgrade for $100 night”
michaelg592, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms/casitas are on a steep hill. You can get a golf cart but otherwise you need to be prepared for steep stairs up and down!”
traci221, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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