Costa Rica

Hotel Punta Leona

Punta Leona Resort is one of the most dramatic settings in Costa Rica. Punta Leona offers a superb 750-acre private biological reserve, the top-ranked beach in Costa Rica, and a fantastic location. With extensive facilities, Punta Leona is great for any type of traveler, especially families. No other hotel in Costa Rica has a private rainforest reserve, premier beach, and wonderful location. Punta Leona also serves as a Costa Rican Country Club, so weekends are festive and more crowded with locals. Only 90 minutes from the San Jose Airport on excellent roads.


  • Beachfront hotel
  • Costa Rica's top-rated beach
  • Contains 750-acre private rainforest reserve
  • Uniquely Costa Rican
  • Moderately priced
  • Excellent wildlife viewing


  • Rooms are 3 star
  • Condominiums are 1 mile from reception desk
  • Physically spread-out (there is a shuttle service)
  • Standard rooms are not on the beach

Selva Mar Standard Rooms

The Selva Mar rooms at Hotel Punta Leona are bungalow-style: each room is a separate building nestled into the rainforest. Standard rooms have 2 queen beds, A/C, cable TV, phone, safe and a small refrigerator. The rooms are clean and comfortable, about 200-300 yards from the beach.

Selva Mar Superior Rooms

Superior rooms are larger, have higher ceilings, a flat screen tv and the option of a king sized bed. Some superior rooms have a forest view terrace by request for an additional cost.

Leona Mar Condominiums

Junior Suites have 1 bedroom with a king bed or 2 twin beds, 1 bathroom with tub, queen murphy bed in the living room, full kitchen and washer/dryers. Deluxe suites add an additional bathroom with shower. Senior suites add an additional bedroom with 2 twin or 1 king bed. These units are not remodeled but functional and affordable. Their greatest assets are the vanishing edge pool with stellar ocean views and their location -- right above the top rated white sand beach in Costa Rica.
Bella Leona at Punta Leona Resort
Bella Leona Condominiums

Bella Leona has two bedroom condos with updated furnishings and decor. The master bedroom has a king bed; the second bedroom has a double or 2 twin beds; the living room has a full sleeper sofa. Flat screen tvs are located in the living room and bedrooms. Complete with full kitchen, dining room, living room and balcony or terrace. Other amenities include covered parking and a small private pool.
Arrecifes Apartments

These Costa Rican style apartments offer many options for families or groups with two or three bedrooms available with a variety of bed sizes and one or two bathrooms. The kitchens are not fully equipped and there is no A/C in the common areas. They have newer furnishings than Leona Mar condos, but are located further away from Playa Blanca.


Arguably the best beach in Costa Rica, Playa Blanca is a beautiful white sand beach where you can safely swim, snorkel and boogie board. Most beaches along the Central Pacific coast are surfing beaches, you can swim more easily at Playa Blanca. Although all beaches in Costa Rica are open to the public, these beaches are more difficult to access, making them less crowded. Playa Mantas is also nice but closer to the main resort.

Rainforest Reserve

Much of the resort is still undeveloped, with plenty of rainforest trails to choose from. Free guided hikes are available. This rainforest provides safe haven for area wildlife from poaching. Monkeys roam freely and have been observed dropping seed pods on vehicles to set off car alarms. The resort is committed to ecological responsibility, participating in species conservation projects, such as hosting nesting sites for scarlett macaws.


Three restaurants and two snack bars enable guests to choose from a variety of dining experiences. Not all locations are open every day. Leon Marino near the pool is open during the day with snacks and lighter fare. Carabelas Resterant is open daily with International and Costa Rican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, nestled at the edge of the rainforest. Playa Blanca has snacks and light food available during the afternoons.

Swimming Pools and Activity Areas

In addition to three swimming pools, Punta Leona has a lighted tennis court, volleyball court, basketball court and childrens play area. There is also an amphitheater and conference center for larger groups.


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