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"Scarlet Macaws and Howler Monkies"
What a special place! the staff and rooms were first class all the way. I felt so relaxed. The Nine hole golf course comes with the price of the room. So much fun. The Birds and Monkies were amazing. A photographer's dream come true. I can't say enough good things about Hotel Punta Islita! The food was terrific. The beach was so beautiful. There were so many activities offered on property. Great for honeymoon, anniversary or the whole family.
"Wonderfully secluded with casual elegance"
We worried about going during the rainy season, but we ended up being so glad to have gone then. The weather was beautiful during the day and it generally rained after dark, with terrific lightening storms that were a treat to watch. The resort had very few visitors but still offered all of the activities. Everything was open and well staffed. We loved the zip line and did that two days in a row! We also did the horseback ride, which was fun, the early morning birdwatching (and saw a family of monkeys to boot), the Ara project, the cocktail mixing class (we don't drink but they did virgin drinks for us alongside the cocktails), and the cooking class (ceviche). My husband also hit a few balls around the golf course (not a nice one, but he still have fun) and played pick up soccer with the locals. Our trip there was absolutely magical.
"Favorite part of our trip!"
We traveled around Costa Rica on our honeymoon and stayed at 3 different hotels. Punta Islita was our favorite. At the time that we were there, there were probably a total of 30 other people at the hotel. We saw the same guests every day and we really got to know people. Our dining room servers knew our names quickly and were so friendly. We had a casita with a very private patio, with hammock and plunge pool and even an ocean view. The room was a very good size and was very comfortable. We took advantage of the fun activities onsite also-zip-line, monkey hike, cocktail mixing class. The grounds are beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife everywhere-howler monkeys, macaws, even a koaty (which we had never heard of!) Special recognition to our great wait staff, Margarita, Antonio and Joe who greeted us so warmly every day. Every meal we had was delicious. Reception staff Errol and Christina were extremely helpful and always greeted us with big smiles. Marvin checked on us from time to time and Jairo was an awesome tour leader!
"More than just an amazing hotel!"
We traveled around Costa Rica staying at different houses and hotels, and were not expecting this to be the highlight of our trip. The hotel is beautiful, views are breathtaking, casitas are clean and comfortable, the staff is truly delightful, the pools are nice (I didn't get to enjoy the adult pool but it looks lovely!), the food is yummy, the spa was amazing, the macaws and monkeys everywhere were a treat...and if that wasn't enough for a great hotel experience, the range of activities offered were outstanding. Punta Islita created memories that will last a lifetime for my family. We will be back again for sure!
"Great hotel off the beaten path"
We enjoyed amazing views of surrounding jungle, scarlet macaws, monkeys, ocean, especially from hotel room and infinity pool. Solid activities included horseback riding, surfing, bird watching. Management was very customer-focused. Good mixture of US and international guests. Definitely worth a return visit.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM