This is an example of our preferred hotel, though availability is not guaranteed. If a given hotel is not available for your tour date, we will reserve you a room at a hotel of similar appeal and quality in the same area.
Hotel Punta Islita
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. Upscale travelers will find a premium vacation destination resort to enjoy cultural authenticity, fun eco-adventures, sustainable luxury, and Costa Rica's signature friendship and peaceful hospitality.
Inaugurated in 1994, Hotel Punta Islita bears the design of Ronald Zurcher, a prominent Costa Rican architect. The tiered layout gazes upon Islita beach and the namesake islet that separates from the mainland during high tide. Hotel Punta Islita features an infinity-edge freshwater pool for adults, two restaurants, one conference room, a unique Spa, an executive golf course, tennis courts, and an ocean-side family beach club with a freshwater pool and lounging gardens.
From spacious Deluxe Rooms to fully-appointed Private Villas, the hotel offers ideal lodging options for couples, families, and groups.
Hotel Punta Islita’s Deluxe Rooms set the standard for affordable luxury in Costa Rica. Spacious and well-appointed, they feature ocean views, local art details, and a private al fresco terrace with hammock for tropical-style lounging.
A couple’s retreat or honeymoon in Costa Rica is best enjoyed in the secluded privacy of Hotel Punta Islita’s stunning Suites. The locally crafted king-sized canopy bed, the private deck, and the outdoor Jacuzzi are sure to inspire dreamlike moments and idyllic romance.
Casitas capture the allure of a charming tropical beach cottage. With a spacious dining terrace, a petite tropical garden, and a refreshing private plunge pool, Casitas are a peaceful retreat for reading, unwinding, and enjoying spellbinding ocean cove vistas. Ideal for the perfect Costa Rica vacation!
The stylish 1492 Restaurant showcases the rich textures, vibrant colors, and intense flavors of Costa Rica's culinary traditions. Fresh local and regional ingredients are playfully combined with the flare and zest that reflects Costa Rica's ethnic diversity and Guanacaste's natural exuberance. 1492 Restaurant's fifty-foot thatched palm ceiling and open layout are inspired by the architectural style of ancient native cultures for a memorable dining experience.
Borrancho Beach Club
A free-form pool, trimmed by a secluded beach and landscaped tropical gardens are Borrancho Beach Club's main attractions. Costa Rica's ocean breeze and comforting sun set the perfect stage for swimming, reading, or even taking your first surfing lesson. Hotel Punta Islita's Borrancho Restaurant tempts beach enthusiasts with seafood and ceviche specialties, light fare, and tropical cocktails.
Activities at Hotel Punta Islita
Soar through the forest canopy while safely suspended from a steel cable zip-line! Hotel Punta Islita's tree-friendly adventure is set on ground platforms and crisscrosses a deep canyon for spectacular views and a generous rush of adrenaline. One of the most exciting Costa Rica activities!
With a wide variety of wildlife residing at the hotel and beyond, explore Costa Rica with options for wildlife exploration. Just one species, the raucous howler monkey is among the largest monkey species in the Americas. Its whooping growl can be heard over a 3 mile radius, securing its status as the loudest land animal.
Islita Art Museum and Casa Museo offers visitors the opportunity to meet the local artists in their workshops. Followed by a visit to the Islita Recycling Center for a close-up look at best practice strategies that contribute to preserve Earth's natural heritage, these experiences will highlight the hotel's commitment to preservation and sustainability.
Hotel Punta Islita features a Par 3, 9 hole executive course that lets golfers enjoy their favorite sport and spectacular natural backdrops. Its eco-friendly design and maintenance includes the use of pest-resistant hybrid turf and gray water irrigation.
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 warm glow of its homelike ambiance. The spa is a unique haven for holistic wellness. Beauty rituals, Costa Rican traditional healing arts, and local herbalist wisdom are artfully combined to gently relieve modern stress. Casa Spa's ample selection of treatments offers options for the whole family.
Hotel Punta Islita opened its doors in 1994 in a setting of economic disadvantage and environmental decline. Access to education was limited, professional opportunities were inexistent, and the tropical dry forest had been stripped by slash-and-burn agriculture and cattle ranching. The hotel and her sister properies believe that all are stakeholders in the planet’s prosperity. The hotel takes great pains to protect the environment, champion economic opportunity, and celebrate the cultural differences that color the fabric of human experience through a variety of project initiatives and partnership in the Responsible Business Alliance.