Hotel Punta Islita’s incredible natural setting and 300 acre property provides a perfect opportunity to live in the midst of one of the planet’s most thriving eco-systems. Adventures here vary from the low-key to the high- paced and take place either on-site or within a short driving distance. The cultural experiences here actively engage members of their staff, local artists, and community members. Individual skills are celebrated as guests learn from local Costa Rican experts who are more than happy to share their talent in enjoyable, engaging and interactive sessions.
Carao – Carao is located within Hotel Punta Islita’s campus. It features two large bedrooms with private bathrooms. The common areas include a fully equipped kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and a half- bathroom. The refreshing plunge pool is bordered by landscaped gardens, a shaded open terrace, and mountain and breathtaking sea views.
Ceiba – This is the end unit. Set within Hotel Punta Islita’s campus, each bedroom features a private bathroom and bookends a sprawling kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half-bathroom. An enclosed al fresco style terrace, plunge pool, and landscaped tropical gardens offer stunning ocean and mountain views.
Corteza – Corteza is an end unit nestled on the lower terraces within Hotel Punta Islita’s campus. In addition to a shaded terrace and plunge pool, Corteza features an outdoor deck with ocean views. Each of the two bedrooms has an independent bathroom. The spacious common spaces feature a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an extra half-bathroom.
Flor Blanca – Situated on one of the two lower terraces within Hotel Punta Islita’s campus, Flor Blanca offers convenient access to the main amenities and Islita Beach. Each bedroom features an independent bathroom. Common areas include a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half- bathroom. A shaded open porch, an infinity-edge plunge pool, and tropical gardens are ideal for reading and relaxing under the sun.
Golf 1 – Golf Villas feature the greenest view within the resort. Overlooking the Hotel Punta Islita’s sustainable Executive Golf Course, this villa offers the most convenient access to the ocean and the Borrancho Beach Club. Golf 1 features two bedrooms with independent attached bathrooms, a full kitchen, sitting and dining areas, a guest bathroom, refreshing plunge pool, and an outside Jacuzzi and palapa.
Golf 2 – Located within Hotel Punta Islita’s sustainable Executive Golf Course, Golf Villas offer the most convenient access to the ocean and the Borrancho Beach Club. Golf 2 features two bedrooms with private bathrooms, a full kitchen, sitting and dining areas, a guest bathroom, state-of-the art amenities, a refreshing plunge pool, and a sprawling green area.
Guanacaste – Conveniently located on the two lower terraces within Hotel Punta Islita’s premises. Each bedroom features a private bathroom and bookends the large common spaces including a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half-bathroom. A roofed terrace, plunge pool, and exotic tropical gardens are also provided to help guests enjoy the open-ocean horizon. Aesthetic details include original pieces by local and Costa Rican artists.
Higueron – Set within Hotel Punta Islita’s campus, each bedroom here features a private bathroom and bookends the large common spaces including a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half-bathroom. A covered terrace, plunge pool, and flourishing tropical gardens offer complete privacy and spectacular views.
Laurel – Conveniently located within Hotel Punta Islita’s property, this villa features a couple of spacious bedrooms with independent bathrooms and a sprawling floor plan that features a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half-bathroom. An enclosed terrace, infinity-edge plunge pool, and tropical gardens help guests relax and take in the striking natural surroundings.
Malinche – Conveniently located on one of the two lower terraces within Hotel Punta Islita’s campus, each bedroom features an independent bathroom and bookends the large common spaces including a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half-bathroom. An enclosed deck, plunge pool, and tropical gardens call out for complete relaxation and sunbathing. The Malinche features original art pieces by local and Costa Rican artists.
Tamarindo – The Tamrindo is located within Hotel Punta Islita’s tiered campus. Each bedroom features an independent bathroom and bookends the spacious common spaces including a kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and an additional half-bathroom. An enclosed terrace, infinity-edge plunge pool, and tropical gardens offer ultimate relaxation and breathtaking natural views.
Almendros –Almendros’ Al fresco style common areas are covered in a tall Palapa thatched palm roof. The kitchen features floor-to-ceiling scenic windows for spectacular ocean views. The bathrooms are appointed with a quirky tile detailing by Costa Rican artist (and Islita Contemporary Art Museum Director).
Amapola – Closer to the ocean, the Amapola villa pampers guests with landscaped tropical gardens, a pergola, twin hammocks, and a second story open terrace. The partial ocean view is comparable only to the clear hypnotic sounds of the breaking waves. The well appointed bathrooms here have private sunlit patios and elegant wood countertops with cutting-edge fixtures.
AZ – One of the newer properties of the resort, this L-shaped Villa features warm hardwood floors, elegant stone-carved sinks, a large soaking tub, and imposing steep-angle ceilings. Each bedroom opens upon a broad thatched-palm natural corridor that features colorful independent gardens and a refreshing swimming pool. A spacious balcony terrace is encircled by pristine tropical forest for al fresco entertaining.
Bouganvilla – Bougavilla is a spacious two-story property, where enclosed common areas feature scenic sliding glass doors that open onto an infinity-edge plunge pool for unobstructed views of the ocean cove. The fully equipped kitchen has granite counter tops and brushed stainless steel appliances. Social areas include a living room and a sprawling media room. Eclectic chic is skillfully communicated through a mix of local and global art.
Cedros – A private and secluded villa, Cedros offers a large infinity edge pool with an adjacent Palapa thatched-palm terrace for enclosed and relaxed lounging. The spacious common areas feature an open layout and comfortable rattan furnishings in modern style. The sleeping quarters are set at the far end of the villa along a large corridor appointed with vibrant tropical-textile art.
Colibri – The Colibri features large common areas including a dining area for eight, a living room, and an adjacent al-fresco style thatched palm Palapa terrace. An infinite-edge pool offers an exclusive view of the ocean cove and Islita’s signature islet. Well appointed details like granite countertops and bamboo-covered ceilings add to its luxurious charm. This can be rented as a three or four bedroom villa.
Estrella – The Estrella comprises two converging glass walls that offer unspoiled outdoor views from the sprawling common spaces. A near perfect open layout combines the kitchen, living room, and dining area. The master bathroom features an independent outdoor shower deck. The landscaped gardens include a covered turret, plunge pool, a pergola with hammocks and a raised open jalapa. This villa has direct access to the road to Samara.
Jacaranda – This end unit features both ocean and mountain views and is rented either as a two or three bedroom property. The detached master suite enjoys independent access, offering absolute privacy and a covered bathtub with scenic corner windows. An oval-shaped swimming pool complements the shaded Palapa ranchito for outdoor barbecuing, entertaining, and relaxation.
Marbella – Closer to sea level, Marbella enjoys direct access to the road to Samara and the adjoining beaches. Outdoor features include a swimming pool, a shaded pergola with lounging hammocks, a covered raised deck, and landscaped gardens. Special amenities include granite kitchen countertops, a car port, and tropical garden showers.
Mariposa – Mariposa offers striking ocean views, as bordered by Mariposa’s signature arches to draw out awe inspiring reactions. The villa features spacious al fresco style entertaining and sun lounging areas, a half-moon infinity edge swimming pool, indoor and garden showers, and a large fully equipped kitchen.
Pochote – The Pochote is private yet accessible. Pochote is close to the hotel and its facilities. A large open Palapa houses spacious common areas for unrivaled ocean and tropical rainforest vistas. This swanky villa abuts a forested area home to innumerable indigenous birds and monkeys. Colonial tiles, vaulted ceilings, and inlaid light fixtures are some of Pochote’s classic details. The sleeping quarters of the villa are linked by a roofed passageway for full privacy. This can be rented as either a two or three bedroom property.
Teca – The Teac’s exposed-straw cathedral ceilings adds a rustic touch to the sprawling enclosed common areas. The ample master bathroom features a soaking tub and both indoor and outdoor showers for full tropical indulgence. There is a separate media room that is perfect for unwinding and enjoying a movie or a favorite sport or simply spotting the natural treasures surrounding the villa.
All accommodations stand out for their near perfect details that fully echo with the Costa Rican culture and spirit of hospitality. Architectural elements create an inviting tropical combination design style that fuses indigenous and Spanish-colonial features. The open-layout and tiered topography reiterates open-spaces that welcome guests to greet nature and the strikingly beautiful surroundings.
Standard – Outfitted with two double beds, Hotel Punta Islita’s Standard Rooms feature local art details, and a private al fresco style terrace with hammock for tropical-style relaxation.
Deluxe – Punta Islita’s Deluxe rooms feature either one king-sized bed or two double beds. It is ideal for those seeking affordable luxury in Costa Rica. Apart from the scenic ocean view, Deluxe Rooms enjoy complete privacy and have an open terrace with hammock.
Junior Suite – A Junior Suite is more suitable as a couple’s retreat or honeymoon in Costa Rica and is best enjoyed in the secluded privacy of Hotel Punta Islita’s beautiful surroundings. The locally-crafted king-sized canopy bed, relaxed sitting area, private deck, and independent outdoor whirlpool are all designed to stimulate romance.
Junior Suite Premium – Hotel Punta Islita’s Casitas capture the charisma of a tropical beach cottage. They feature a sprawling lounging area, a small garden, an independent terrace, and a rejuvenating plunge pool. All are equipped with a king-sized canopy bed.
Private Villas – Featuring the luxuries of a private beach home, Private Villas are privately owned but managed by Hotel Punta Islita. They enjoy complete access to the hotel’s services and amenities. Private Villas are available in two and three bedroom dimensions.
The Islita Contemporary Art Museum
The Islita Contemporary Art Museum, an initiative that pairs established Costa Rican and international artists with local counterparts, has more than six community art groups. They have formed in a bold outdoor display featuring sculptures and murals.
The elegantly appointed 1492 Restaurant displays the rich textures, vivid shades, and intense flavors of Costa Rica’s culinary heritage. Fresh local and regional ingredients are skillfully combined with the flair and enthusiasm that reflects Costa Rica’s cultural diversity and Guanacaste’s natural magnificence. 1492 Restaurant’s fifty-foot covered palm ceiling and open layout are influenced by the architectural style of ancient native cultures for an unforgettable dining experience.