The January issues of two prominent US travel magazines feature the industry’s most important accolades.  We are thrilled to report that Hotel Punta Islita is the only independent Costa Rican property to be featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for five years in a row.  And for two consecutive years, it has earned the #1 spot as the best Costa Rican hotel in Travel+Leisure’s Best 500 Hotels in the World listing.


Another important recognition to Punta Islita labor is the one offered by The Mexican Philanthropy Center (Cemefi), honoring the property with an Award for Best Practice in Corporate Social Responsibility. The winning nomination was titled: Art and Tourism: An empowering tool for the mitigation of poverty. Cemefi’s recognition underscored the success of a program that has benefited the hotel’s neighbors through creative expression and entrepreneurship.


While this tropical oasis has an air of rustic charm, its sophisticated luxury has not gone unnoticed by top industry publications from around the world. The property is small and intimate with only 32 air-conditioned rooms and three villas and is famous for its sustainable practices.

Each ocean-view bungalow at Hotel Punta Islita has two Queen size beds or one King sized bed, a spacious bath, satellite television and mini bar. Each room also has an open terrace equipped with a hammock, where guests can relax and enjoy the fresh ocean air and lovely natural surroundings.


The suites also have an outdoor whirlpool for two on a private ocean-view deck and a bath tub that looks out over a small enclosed garden. The charming villas have three bedrooms, a living room, and a fully equipped kitchenette. ‘Casitas Suites’ have a King size bed, satellite TV, a private pool and terrace with ocean view.

The 1492 Restaurant serves expertly prepared fresh seafood along with a tantalizing array of international dishes. For those more romantically inclined, a dinner by candle light can be arranged on the beach, a touch that will linger among your fondest memories. Tennis courts, exercise facilities, a spa and an ample variety of activities also contribute to making your stay as relaxing or active as you desire.

IslitaHotel Punta Islita is situated in the Northwest coast province of Guanacaste, on the Peninsula of Nicoya, 30 minutes by plane from San Jose to the Islita Airstrip, or a 2 hour drive from Playa Naranjo and Puerto Moreno. The hotel hires its employees from the rural towns in the area, and empowers them through education about small business management, culinary or aesthetic arts and other service positions that are needed.

And now, as an award to you; Punta Islita in conjunction with Destination Costa Rica brings a Super Special offer:

Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 !!!!!

And if this would not be good enough, the booking and traveling window for this great deal is January 22 to December 15 2010.

The offer applies to Deluxe room, Suites and Casitas.

Contact us know and take advantage of this great special. Our specialized reservations team will be glad to assist you planning the ideal itinerary for your clients.