Punta Islita

Nestled into the lush northwestern coastline of the Guanacaste province, on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Punta Islita is part tropical playground, part secluded hideaway. This area, which originally hosted slash-and-burn agriculture as well as cattle ranching, now entices the senses with sweeping views of a picture-perfect coastline, crystal aqua waters, and imposing green mountains.

Visitors may wish to take to the hills for a discovery hike among the diverse flora and fauna. If you are on a late afternoon excursion, look for the howler monkeys which clamor about at that time of day. Jet skiing, horseback riding, fishing, and kayaking are also popular thrills for the active-minded in the area. A zip-line tour might be just the ticket for guests who feel the need for a unique excitement experience.

Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa RicaIf you’d rather drench yourself in Punta Islita’s natural beauty, settle into a cradling chair on the volcanic sand beach in the protected bay, and quench yourself in the golden sun and shimmering sea. Far from any possibility of urban hustle and bustle, you will easily recharge both your body and spirit in Costa Rica’s tiny haven of paradise.

Should you find yourself craving a touch of nightlife, the village of Samara is close by. Nightclubs, bars and giftshops await anyone who needs a temporary jolt during their soothing stay in Punta Islita.

This location proudly bears juicy fresh fruits which should be sampled liberally in both your meals and creative drinks while you enjoy your vacation. Coconut, mango, passion fruit and tamarind are all classic Costa Rican tastes with exotic appearances and flavors to enhance your sense of being away from it all.

Punta Islita is a gracious host to area artists; paintings and mosaics happily dot the wealthy village itself. The area’s surrounding rainforests, cliffs, and azure water are surely an inspiration for these talented folk to create an homage to the island itself as well as the emotions it stirs up in those who immerse themselves in it.

The island is always ready for company, although some times of the year may suit travelers better than others. May through November brings warms rains, but December through April remains toasty and dry. The unassuming vibe of pure nature combines with Punta Islita’s unique luxury to offer an exquisite dream getaway.

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