Accommodation, Nicoya Peninsula

Punta Islita

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One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Punta Islita resort has a glorious location perched on a bluff of the Nicoya peninsula overlooking the southern Pacific coastline. Immediately below the resort is a beautiful small bay and beach offering good swimming, surfing and strandline horse-riding.

Accommodation is in a mix of stylish rooms, suites and private villas – the top-rated rooms with private plunge pool or Jacuzzi. All the rooms are scattered throughout the tropical gardens and are attractively designed with local art and furnishings. Each room has air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite LCD TV, safety deposit box and a well-stocked mini-bar.

As well as a good restaurant and infinity pool at the main site, Punta Islita also has a beach club within 15 minutes’ walk, with restaurant, bar and swimming pool catering for all of your daytime needs.

For wildlife lovers there are bird-filled tropical gardens plus dry tropical forest to explore. Between May and November four species of turtle nest on the local beaches providing a wonderful natural spectacle for guests. Dolphin watching boat trips are also available.

Other attractions include a golf driving range, canopy zip line, tennis courts, and riding stables.

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Punta Islita 9.856611, -85.398858 Punta IslitaView

Facilities

Private bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, mini-bar, safety deposit box, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, tennis courts, driving range, stables, surf school, beach club, beach bar and spa.

Local Wildlife

Mantled howler monkeys, white-nosed coatis, northern tamanduas, toucans, dolphins, and occasionally whales. Four species of turtle – the leatherback, hawksbill, green and olive Ridley – nest on the beaches between May and November.

Optional Activities

River and mangrove kayaking, canopy zip-lining, horse riding, monkey and turtle watching, fishing, boating, wildlife reserve visits, spa treatments, Spanish lessons, cooking lessons and guided birdwatching.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Costa Rica tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

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