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Location & Access

  • Punta Islita Beach

Hotel Punta Islita is located along the sunny Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province. Regarded by author (and favorite TED Speaker) Dan Buettner as a Blue Zone, Nicoya is one of the five regions in the world where healthy longevity is most common.

Hotel Punta Islita may be accessed from both Liberia International and San Jose International airports. Local 40 minute flights service the regional Islita Airstrip, including private charters. For those who prefer to drive, Hotel Punta Islita can be reached through a good road network connecting with Costa Rica’s main cities. Land transportation takes about two hours from Liberia and about three and half hours from San José.  Please note that driving entails about an 8 mile gravel portion, an SUV vehicle is strongly recommended.

IMPORTANT:  Given our relatively secluded location, we discourage late evening arrivals.  We also kindly ask you to provide us with your arrival details as soon as possible.  Our Reservations Department will glaldy help you coordinate suitable transportation and/or updated driving directions:  reserve@grupoislita.com

See our interactive map HERE.

Driving Directions

San José – Islita
1. From the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), follow route C1 towards the El Coyol intersection. Take the exit towards Route 27 and follow through Puntarenas
2. Drive past the Puntarenas Intersection. Continue on C1 towards Liberia for an additional 29 mi/47 kms until reaching Limonal.
3. Look for the Mi Finca and Las Tres Hermanas restaurants or the Delta Gas Station. Turn left at this intersection and follow Route 18 for 17 mi/27 kms towards La Amistad Bridge.
4. After crossing La Amistad Bridge, continue for 12 miles/ 20 kms until reaching a T intersection.
5. Turn right on to Route 21 towards Nicoya. Follow Route 21 for 0.6 mi/1 km.
6. Turn left at the sign for Mansion/Hojancha.
7. Drive along for 1.2 mi/2 kms and bear to the left at the Y intersection towards Hojancha (5 mi/8 kms).
8. From Hojancha, follow the gravel road towards Santa Marta (5.6 mi/9 kms).
9. Turn left at the first intersection in Santa Marta and follow the gravel road for 2 mi/ 3.2 kms towards San Martin.
10. At the San Martin intersection turn right towards El Carmen. Continue for 1.7 mi/2.7 kms.
11. At El Carmen, bear to the right and border the soccer field. Drive along for about 0.4 mi/0.7 kms. Turn left at the end of the white/beige picket fence on your left hand side. Continue for 1.1 mi/1.7 kms.
12. Bear left towards Camaronal and follow the road for 3.8 mi/6.1 kms until reaching a T intersection.
13. Turn left at the T intersection for about a quarter mile. Hotel Punta Islita´s entrance will be on your left.

Liberia – Islita

1. From the Daniel Oduber International Airport Liberia (LIR), follow the airport´s exit road for 1.1 mi/1.7 kms.
2. At the Route 21 Intersection, turn right towards Nicoya. You will pass the Guardia (5.2 mi/8.3 kms), Filadelfia (8.1 mi/13 kms), and Santa Cruz (15.5 mi/25 kms) intersections.
3. Continue on Route 21 for 13.1 mi/21 kms until reaching the Nicoya Intersection (13.1 mi/21 kms).
4. Remain on Route 21 past the Nicoya Intersection for 7.5 mi/12 kms and turn right at the sign for Mansion/Hojancha.
5. Drive along for 1.2 mi/2 kms and bear to the left at the Y intersection towards Hojancha (5 mi/8 kms).
6. From Hojancha, follow the gravel road towards Santa Marta (5.6 mi/9 kms).
7. Turn left at the first intersection in Santa Marta and follow the gravel road for 2 mi/ 3.2 kms towards San Martin.
8. At the San Martin intersection turn right towards El Carmen. Continue for 1.7 mi/2.7 kms.
9. At El Carmen, bear to the right and border the soccer field. Drive along for about 0.4 mi/0.7 kms. Turn left at the end of the white/beige picket fence on your left hand side. Continue for 1.1 mi/1.7 kms.
10. Bear left towards Camaronal and follow the road for 3.8 mi/6.1 kms until reaching a T intersection.
11. Turn left at the T intersection for about a quarter mile. Hotel Punta Islita´s entrance will be on your left.

  • Map to Punta Islita (2)
  • Map to Punta Islita (1)