Almost camouflaged against the forest, this property sits in the serenity of one of Guanacaste’s most magnificent coves, looking out onto glorious open coastline.
Sitting amid some interesting local communities, the hotel has a tiered layout, with landscaped terraces. Look out over the ocean from the freshwater infinity pool or hit a round of golf in beautiful surroundings.
Developed in full synergy with its local neighbours, Hotel Punta Islita engaged in beach cleanup, wildlife conservation, and reforestation initiatives.
It gradually provided employment opportunities, first in construction, then in increasingly more specialized service areas. Art programs and complementary education further provide empowering tools for the local communities.
This area has always been somewhat separated from the rest of the country (it was once annexed by Nicaragua), and has its own regional flavours and customs. The white sand beaches are popular escape spots, though, especially the more glamorous ones such as Playa Conchal. Many of the small fishing villages are now buzzing with visitors, and a once sleepy hub now has day and nightlife.
Ways you can help in Guanacaste
Background Nosara is a gorgeous beach town in Guanacaste region that has experienced huge growth due to tourism. In order to maintain the pristine beauty of the area, locals and visitors alike need to play a role, and recycling is a vital element to sustaining the environment – you can help make a difference! About the Recycling Center The Nosara recycling […]
Background Playa Hermosa is a coastal town in the state of Guanacaste, where 34.5% of the population live in poverty, a contrast to 16.3 percent in the Central region. Only 40% of the population between the ages of 20 and 64 have finished high school. Many schools have limited teaching materials and school supplies; with […]
Background to Guanacaste Guanacaste is a coastal province in northwestern Costa Rica where 34.5% of the population live in poverty, in contrast to 16.3% in the Central region. Only 40% of the population between the ages of 20 and 64 have finished high school. Schools in the region have very limited resources for extra-curricular activities like arts […]
Background Many locals in the region struggle to keep up with rising food and housing costs in the area. In the Guanacaste province, children often attend short school days and are frequently left without extracurricular activities or recreational opportunities. Our partner provides a wide variety of innovative programs focusing on academic and artistic education, environmental […]
This project is ideal if you are interested in learning about conservation of wildlife, especially wild cats. The Center began in the early 60’s, when deforestation was booming in Guanacaste. The habitat of many wild animals declined and many of these were captured by the locals and kept as pets or sold illegally. Mrs. Hagnauer Lilly […]