Horseback riding, canopy zipline, kayak, bird watching, macaw mission, cultural experiences
Splendidly isolated amid the forested hills of Guanacaste, Hotel Punta Islita is an enchanted hideaway where privacy, rustic elegance and authenticity have made it a favorite for savvy travelers. This unique resort is a member of Autograph Collection portfolio and is the only hotel in Costa Rica to offer an extensive menu of resort-included experiences and activities. From canopy zip-lining, to cooking lessons. Accommodations consist of 54 bungalow style rooms, suites, casitas and villas, strewn along the hillside crest, most with magnificent ocean views. All are beautifully appointed in tropical-eclectic decor that favors local artists. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, satellite television, mini bar and personal amenities. Ocean view rooms have private patios with lounging hammock. Spacious suites and casitas open to a private walled garden with Jacuzzi or plunge pool, the perfect retreat for honeymooners. Private 2-3 Bedroom Villas offer spacious homelike amenities and are perfect for families or groups of friends.
The resort's centerpiece is the towering thatched palm pavilion that houses the open-air gourmet dining room overlooking an enticing adult infinity-edge swimming pool. A second seaside pool with swim-up bar flanks the secluded beach, and there is a full service spa offering pampering wellness treatments. For golf enthusiasts there is a par 3 9-hole executive course.
Approximate travel time from San Jose: 40 minutes by air, 4 hours by land. Approximate travel time from Liberia: 3 hours by land.