Luxurious beach-side living


Facilities & services

  • 57 rooms, suites and casitas
  • Infinity pool
  • Restaurant and two bars
  • Private beach
  • Spa
  • Gym


  • Sea turtle expeditions (seasonal)
  • River and mangrove kayaking
  • Monkey quests
  • Canopy zip lining and hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Surfing

An impressive resort with a luxurious collection of accommodation categories, Punta Islita also has its own private beach and is well connected to the local villages.

Situated on the beautiful Guanacaste coast and western side of the Nicoya Peninsula this hotel comes with all the extensive facilities and modern amenities one expects yet avoids the insular feeling you sometimes get from other resorts. There are 57 rooms, suites and casitas to choose from. Deluxe rooms are spacious and have their own terrace with hammocks, the suites are similar but have their own deck with Jacuzzi and if you want an ocean view in either, you’ll have to specify this. The casitas are really quite charming and ideal for couples or for those looking for that extra bit of privacy with their own garden, plunge pool, and terrace.

As well as the choice of staying in the hotel’s casitas or villas, there is the private Islita beach with sun loungers and a frequent shuttle service to the Corozalato village and other local towns for guests who want to discover the region and perhaps indulge in some local artisanal shopping. The villas tend to be privately owned but rented out by the hotel with either two or three bedrooms, terraces, private plunge pool, garden and are a great option for families, groups or extended stays.

Stylish Pacifico Restaurant showcases the rich textures, vibrant colours, and flavours of Costa Rica, and the menu features fresh local ingredients reflecting the region’s diversity. For a laid-back meal, take a table at Los Cocos Beachfront Club.

There is a plentiful amount of local expeditions, adventure activities and workshops to enjoy and a spa, golf course and tennis courts to indulge in.

Positive Impact

A leader in sustainable travel

Upon opening it doors back in 1994, Punta Islita was developed in full synergy with its local neighbours, prompting wildlife conservation, reforestation, and local employment opportunities. Today, Hotel Punta Islita is not only a globally recognised sustainable travel destination, but also a thriving region characterised by a healthy natural environment and a dynamic collective of travel professionals, community artists, and micro-entrepreneurs. In addition to leading innovative programmes that have earned national and global recognition for their impact, scope, and sustainability, their education outreach programmes are ongoing and are supported by the hotel in partnership with guests, friends, business peers, NGO’s, and government entities.

Providing education opportunities to local children

Islita’s most recent initiative is the construction and inauguration of a brand-new Islita School, known as the Islita Creative Center. The initiative provides complimentary education opportunities to local children and teenagers with the goal of instilling critical thinking, healthy lifestyles and environmental awareness in its youngest neighbours. Toddlers enjoy subsidised nutrition and early stimulation in the areas of motor skills, language, and socialisation. Its success is a tribute to the generous involvement of Hotel Punta Islita’s homeowners’ association in collaboration with the Villafranca-Zurcher Foundation.

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