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Punta Islita

Hotel Punta Islita

Hotel Punta Lista in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Photo: Mark Corsetti/Courtesy of Hotel Punta Islita

Punta Islita
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
TEL: 506 2656-3036
TEL: (866) 446-4053

At nearly 15 years old, Hotel Punta Islita is a granddaddy of Costa Rica’s eco-resorts.  This attentively run mainstay shares its crescent-shaped stretch of beach with a neighboring village, Islita, which has been transformed into a thriving outdoor community art project by Costa Rican artists. The hotel’s 23 private bungalows and villas—and a few larger buildings housing nine expansive suites—are spread in tiers down a hill above the Pacific. At sea level, guests laze between beach, pool, restaurant, and landscaped gardens at the Borrancho Beach Club. The hotel offers activities like zip-line tours through the rainforest canopy, golf, hiking, bird-watching, and kayaking, as well as more eco-conscious ones like leatherback sea turtle encounters and cultural visits to the surrounding communities.

Room to Book:

The 875-square-foot casita suites have their own plunge pools, as do the larger, thatched-roof villas.

Insider Tip:

Swim up to the bar in the mushroom-shaped pool at the Borrancho Beach Club for a tangy mojito. Then treat yourself to a hot-volcanic-stone massage before retiring to a hammock to watch the sun set over the Pacific.


Open / Closes
  • Babysitting
  • Beach Resort
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Minimum Stay Required
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Turndown
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms: 56

Number of Suites: 8 suites, 8 casitas, 26 villas

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Number of Pools: 2

Year Opened: 1994



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