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"Amazingly fun spot!"
We celebrated our anniversary here hiking, enjoying the Howler monkeys and Macaws, horse back riding and the turtles! Out of this world dining, including a private breakfast with a flower laden table and butterflies!
"Need Improving Service"
My husband and I have been visiting Punta Islita 4 times for the last 7 years around January. The service we got in the past were friendly, made us feel like we are "home". Not sure if there is change in management, but we were greeted this time with the question "is it your first time here'", then later on during the check in process we had to inform them we are Marriott Gold Member...
"THIS is Costa Rica !"
Punta Islita is magical. This was our second visit, and somehow to our surprise it was even better than before! The hotel itself is stunning. It is indescribable. It takes your breath away. We watched the sun rise over the pacific ocean, and then the moonrise over the mountains. You can watch the macaws eat beach almonds above you at the beach, you can hear the howler monkeys off in the distance, all in the comfort of your luxuriously appointed room. It is jungle luxury at its best. Service - They make you feel like family. We have friends there, and we mean that. Marvin Seas made our stay yet again unforgettable. Marvin takes cares of all your needs pre arrival, welcomes you to the property, checks on you throughout the stay, sets up your dinners your tours your lounge chairs, everything. Marvin does everything. Jose ( aka Joe ) from the restaurant to me is everything Costa Rica stands for. Joe greets you with the biggest smile because he has the biggest heart. All the while, he is one of the most professional servers we have ever seen. My wife and I both work in the hotel / restaurant industry and Jose could run, manage, cook, seat, host, and or serve at any place in NYC - he's that good. His skills still come second to his personality. We love Jose like a family member. We joined him and his family on the beach for his birthday. He explained to us how to rescue sea turtles at corozalito beach - which we then did with his 2 handsome sons. It is stories like this that are why people travel. These moments are irreplaceable and unforgettable. We will be back to Punta Islita.
"Idyllic, Isolated Luxury!"
Hotel Punta Islita is a real gem situated in an idyllic location, isolated from crowds and tourist attractions and offering all the luxury you need for a special vacation. My wife and I stayed 9 nights on Marriott points and had a great time ever day! I will review different aspects of the hotel to show you why this is a great place to stay for a Costa Rica vacation. Service From the time we were greeted at arrival to the end of our stay we got wonderful friendly service. Everyone on the staff is friendly, helpful and service orients. The Room We stayed in the small room #21. Our first impression was WOW! what a view! We had a very private patio overlooking the ocean with a hammock and two chairs. The room was nice, comfortable king bed and a shower with a view of the ocean too. The room was small but we were out most of the time. It could have used a comfortable chair inside but thats the only negative. Daily maid service was great. The Food Breakfast is included and we ate every morning on the patio overlooking the ocean and pool. There was a buffet when the hotel was busy but that turned into a menu service later in our stay as fewer people were in the hotel. We had our dinners at the beach where you are served at tales located right above the sand. Dining at sunset with a full beach view and to the sound of the waves was incredible. The dinners were somewhat pricey but the food was good. We had a BBQ buffet one night and a seafood buffet another. As an alternative we ate in the village at Kimbute, the only other restaurant in the area. Their seafood was great and the owners were friendly. This is where a lot of the hotel staff go after work to eat so it was nice to socialize with them. Transportation Since the hotel is on a steep hill above the beach, they offer a shuttle to get you around. We would down to the beach everyday and then take the shuttle back up. They will also shuttle you to Kimbute for dinner or into town to the local art shop. The hotel is great with this shuttle service. We also had the hotel pick us up at the Liberia airport and drive us back. That cost was $180 one way but we saved on the cost and worry by not renting a car. Once at the hotel there is so much to do you really don't need a car. Activities The activities that are included are the best part and gave us great memories of our trip. We did just about everything (not my wife and I are 66 and is fair shape so all activities are fine for seniors) We really enjoyed the sunset horseback ride. Mellow horses so don't worry. The two hour ride takes you through the forest along the beach and then up the hill to a ridge where we got to see the most amazing sunset ever! We also enjoyed the morning bed walk, the monkey hike, the evening night hike and zip lines! Our favorite guide was Jairo, great a spotting birds and animals and got us some great iPhone photos through his spotting scope. overall the activity schedule here is an added value. The kayak trip to Rio Ora is a must do! You spend about three hours during high tide on a calm river paddling down to the beach and back. Really fun and worth the $00 per person as an added excursion. The Spa Our children treated us to a 2 hour couples spa. It was so amazing. Exfoliation full body rub down, then an outdoor shower, then a 60 minute massage and then 30 minutes in a sunken tub with champagne with my wife. Who could ask for more. The Beach Playa Isleta is perfect. Very calm waves that I enjoyed, nice for easy boogie boarding. Warm water temperature and very uncrowded. We had a morning walk when we were the only people in sight. Great walking beach especially at low tide. The Pools The infinity pool at the top by the reception and restaurant is wonderful. Great for lounging and it has a nice swim up bar. Adults only pool. But we enjoyed the beach club pool the best, it was a great complement to the beach and only steps away from the sand. The beach club food and drink service added to the feeling of luxury as we spent our days lounging in and out of the water.
"2 bed villa perfect for 4"
Really good stay. Very welcoming staff and great outlook for the hotel. Feels a bit better than 4 star. Lots of included activities which are well worth doing like the zip wire, horse riding, cooking, cocktail making. Book them in advance when you arrive because yet are popular. Highly recommend.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM