Closeup of a lit candle on a leaf at Punta Islita Hotel

Explore Our Activities & Culture in Costa Rica

Experience our Culture enjoying our Events

Dining &  cultural events in Guanacaste. Located along the open ocean coastline of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste Province. Hotel Punta Islita is the best place to find the creative convergence of decadent seafood eateries, traditional local dishes, and entertainment with the iconic flair of Costa Rica. Fill your days here with unforgettable experiences with a Pura Vida Lifestyle. The resort is 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and 35 minutes from San José International Airport (SJO). By car, the resort is less than two-and-a-half hours from Liberia and four hours from San José.


Authentic Costa Rica Program

Hotel Punta Islita's one-and-only Authentic Costa Rica program features a variety of activities and tours, like horseback riding.

Things to Do

A couple hiking in the nature near Punta Islita Hotel

Nature walks brisk morning walk

The best way to greet the day!
An energizing hike through Islita´s private trails and surroundings.

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Three people on a Dusk Hike near Punta Islita Hotel

Dusk hike

The days end wakes up many regional critters. Our guides will help you spot the region’s nocturnal life.

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Ceviche & tortilla chips served at Punta Islita Hotel

Tico cooking

Our Chef will teach you the secrets behind some of our country’s favorite recipes. Bring back Costa Rica´s signature flavors to share with friends and family.

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Closeup of a lit candle on a leaf at Punta Islita Hotel

Candle art

Create beautiful sandcandle pieces to take home and enjoy. Walk throughout the community and enjoy the outdoor artwork while the candles cool off.

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Closeup of handmade crafts at Punta Islita Hotel

Keychain art class

The region’s seashells, pebbles and unique seeds are perfect to create a beautiful keychain.

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Closeup of juice glass in mixology class at Punta Islita Hotel

Mixology class

Learn from our master mixologists how to create the most incredible cocktails surrounded by amazing nature and ocean sounds.

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Closeup of a man making Palm Tortilla at Punta Islita Hotel

Tortilla palming class

Enjoy an authentic experience in the heat of the stove, preparing the traditional tortilla palming accompained by hot sugar cane tea.

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Closeup of organic blue corn at Punta Islita Hotel

Mazamorra class

In the Chorotega culture, people are children of the corn bean. Mazamorra is a dessert that represent or community and identity. In this experience you will be part of the preparation and tasting process of these delicious beverage

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Closeup of a Man painting a picture at Punta Islita Hotel

Magnet painting project art class

 Enjoy carving your magnet and paint it with your own personal motive, surrounded by the enticing colors and artwork of Casa Museo

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Local Attractions

Wonderful Ocean view near Punta Islita Hotel
Closeup of metalworking hand tools at Punta Islita Hotel
A lady ziplining through the forest near Punta Islita Hotel
Closeup of a wooden craft at Punta Islita Hotel



Closeup of Macaw parrots feathers at Punta Islita Hotel