Punta Islita

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Punta Islita is a resort town with secluded beaches in the Nandayure Canton, Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. The Punta Islita Airport is located in a nearby town of Corozalito.[1]

Punta Islita is home to the Hotel Punta Islita. The hotel was designed by Ronald Zürcher, built in 1994 and employs 80 people. It invests in sustainable tourism and promotes the local environmental preserve. There is also a music school in the community.[2]

The village has houses and murals with upbeat naive paintings and mosaics. There is a souvenir shop in Punta Islita featuring locally produced artwork. The town is framed by cliffs, creating a halfmoon bay.[1] It is named after the small area of land that becomes an island at high tide. [3]

In December 2017, ten American tourists and two pilots were killed in a plane crash near Punta Islita.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Playa Bejuco, Islita and Camaronal". Nicoya Peninsula. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Evans, Marcel (October 24, 2013). "Hotel Punta Islita: The Value of Being Sustainable and Independent". The Costa Rica Star. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Fodor's Costa Rica 2016. Fodor's Travel Guides. 2016. ISBN 1101878940.
  4. ^ "At least 10 tourists and two pilots killed as plane crashes in Costa Rica". The Guardian. December 31, 2017. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

Coordinates: 9°51′32″N 85°23′49″W / 9.859°N 85.397°W / 9.859; -85.397