Amazing endless pool at Punta Islita Hotel
Amazing endless pool at Punta Islita Hotel

Are you looking for an escape from reality? From city-made smog, traffic congestion, cell phones and jam-packed schedules? I've been to a lot of hotels in Costa Rica, but one of my absolute favorites is the Punta Islita Hotel, which sits along the stunning Pacific coast in the mountainside. Overlooking the shoreline, this pool offers a stunning infinity pool, sustainable par-3, 9-hole golf course; two on-site restaurants and luxurious accommodations. Trust me: You'll never want to leave this hotel!

All about Punta Islita

Situated on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, this resort sits in the midst of lush forest and is near some of Costa Rica's most beloved natural attractions. Whether you want to let your hair down or go on an ultimate adventure, Hotel Punta Islita is perfect.

On your trip to Punta Islita, you have options for your accommodations. Whether you prefer a private villa with a kitchen and private plunge pool, or a luxurious deluxe room with a terrace hammock, Punta Islita has you covered. Feel free to kick your feet back in one of the cozy lounge chairs, dine "al fresco" underneath the palm trees, dig your toes into the black sand at the on-site private beach, or sit by a warm bonfire as the sun sets. Oh, did I mention the spa? Pamper yourself with holistic treatments, a soothing cup of herbal tea and a dip in the hot tub.

Don't forget to grab a bite to eat at 1492 Restaurant or the Borrancho Beach Club!

Beautiful Villa with pool and ocean view
Beautiful Villa with pool and ocean view

Adventure at your fingertips

No trip to Costa Rica is complete without a bit of adventure. Costa Ricans love their natural amenities, and lucky for them, it provides opportunities to enjoy some of the most thrilling activities. I would recommend everyone go zip lining through the forest canopy during your stay here! As one of the most exhilarating activities, zip lining gives you a bird's eye view that you can't mimic. Have you always wanted to try surfing? While some people may think I'm cheating since I have sticky hands, surfing here is great for both beginners and experienced riders.

Relaxing Activities

Are you in the market for a more laid-back adventure? No worries: Hotel Punta Islita offers things like river kayaking and horseback riding that will give you some serenity while you're here. The Ora River is close by, which winds through a tropical jungle with lush flora and abundant wildlife. Bring the entire family along for this one the kids will love the sounds of the howler monkeys in the trees! But if you're here on a romantic vacation for two, horseback riding might be the absolute perfect option. Just imagine trotting down the shoreline as the sun sets.

Get in touch with culture

If you really want to immerse yourself in the culture of Costa Rica, the complimentary tour offered by the hotel is a must-do! You get to wander through the Islita Art Museum, which features works from local artisans from the rural communities in the area. Opening in 2003, the museum showcases murals, sculptures and collaborative works by more than 60 men, women and children. This is truly an amazing place! You are able to speak directly with the artists here, giving you a strong connection to the community.

Another way to get in-tune with the surrounding area is to visit the surrounding towns! Ask the friendly people at Hotel Punta Islita for recommendations of where to shop and dine in the vicinity.

If you have ever visited Hotel Punta Islita, share your experiences with everyone! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here (and I've been to a lot of Costa Rica resorts!) and look forward to coming back soon. Now that I've told you about my favorite parts, I'd love for you to tell me yours!

Javi the Frog at Casa Room at Punta Islita Hotel
Javi the Frog at Casa Room at Punta Islita Hotel

1492 Hotel Restaurant
1492 Hotel Restaurant
Three bedroom villa
Three bedroom villa
Beautiful art pieces at Islita Museum, Islita
Beautiful art pieces at Islita Museum, Islita

Romantic table with ocean view
Romantic table with ocean view