Punta Islita

Enjoy Costa Rica's coolest experiences at Hotel Punta Islita in Guanacaste. This waterfront resort offers countless complimentary eco-adventures and cultural experiences to make your stay more engaging and fun. Surrounded by endless ocean, vibrant tropical forest and quaint communities, there's no better place to enjoy a day of hiking, watersports, monkey safaris, art projects, or traditional cooking lessons. Additionally, you'll find unrivaled access to the Wild Scarlet Macaw Reserve, the Camaronal Sea Turtle Refuge, and nearby beach towns like Carrillo and Samara. From couples to families, every visitor will revel in heartfelt hospitality, bonding fun, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Offering one of the best ocean views in Costa Rica, the resort’s infinity-edge pool merges with the ocean horizon, playfully reflecting spectacular cloud shaps and sky colors.  Set on the property's top terrace and adjacent to Pacifico Restaurant, it offers a tranquil setting to enjoy the Guanacaste coastline and Islita Beach's signature islet outcropping.

At Hotel Punta Islita, the accommodations stand out for their impeccable details that fully reflect the best of local culture and hospitality and the comfort and amenities expected of a charming eco-luxury beach resort in Costa Rica. The locally inspired architectural features of our guest rooms, Suites, and Villas create an engaging tropical fusion design that blends indigenous and Spanish-colonial styles. The options offer the best lodging for honeymoons, family vacations, and couple getaways.

An open-layout and tiered topography emphasize bright spaces that prompt guests to embrace the natural surroundings and beach vistas. All accommodations feature spectacular ocean cove or forest views, local design influences, warm ambiance and unparalleled privacy.

There are standard, deluxe and junior suites. All feature:

2 Double or King bed

Indoor or patio sitting area

Private deck with outdoor whirlpool

Complimentary wireless Internet


Iron/ironing board



Room service

Air conditioning and ceiling fan

LCD flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Work desk and chair


Free local calls

Eco-friendly bath amenities


Environmental program

Villas (2-4 bedrooms)
Hotel Punta Islita's Private Luxury Beach Villas feature the comforts of a Costa Rica beach home. Offered in two- to four-bedroom configurations, they can accommodate families and groups of friends. A full kitchen, spacious dining and lounging areas, and a private plunge pool are some of the outstanding luxury features. Private Villas offer varied architecture and unique details.

There’s so much to do at this resort and in this region. We recommend minimum 4 nights here so you can take advantage of the actives and also get some pool/spa time!


Enjoy Costa Rica's aquatic eco-systems. Paddle down the gentle Ora River through a pristine swath of exciting tropical jungle. Perfect for bird and monkey spotting while exercising a bit.

Regional Circuit

Enjoy the picturesque towns, landscapes, and beaches that surround Hotel Punta Islita. Shop for local art and crafts, sample regional dishes, and learn about the traditional rural lifestyles of Nicoya, Guanacaste. The area has been declared a Blue Zone because it boasts one of the planet’s highest percentages of centenarians per capita. Perhaps you can unlock their secret to longevity!


Enjoy pure exhilaration for full bragging rights. Soaring over a tree-lined canyon while shrouded by darkness provides an indescribable rush. Inhale deeply as you take in the experience!

Art Classes one-on-one

The Islita Art Museum and the community art associations vividly reflect the region’s intense character and passion for color and form. This activity pairs you with local groups to create a signature piece and unique memento of your visit. Embroidered collages, delicate mobiles, rustic sand candles, handmade paper, and jewelry are some of the projects that will delight your inner artist.

Scarlet Macaw Experience

The partners at The Macaw Recovery Network are bringing back wild colors to the Guanacaste sky. Visiting the Wild Scarlet Macaw Reserve will be an unforgettable experience. Learn about the program, help out, and witness first-hand how a dedicated team of biologists can have such a positive impact on biodiversity.

Sea Turtle Watching

​Seasonal: July to November

An unforgettable adventure for all ages! Witness the captivating egg-laying ritual of endangered sea turtles. This nighttime experience takes place in nearby Camaronal Beach where you will search for turtles as they peacefully emerge from the ocean. Your guide will use a special red light to avoid disturbance. Made possible by Hotel Punta Islita in partnership with the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and conservation NGO’s.

Other things to do:

Horseback Riding

Monkey Hikes

Island Glamping Adventure

Beach and Watersport Adventures

Snorkeling, Diving and Sailing

Cooking Classes