Punta Leona Hotel and Club
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- All Inclusive Features
The people at this resort could not have been nicer. The staff everywhere were great, very helpful and friendly. A lot of Spanish is spoken here. On weekends the resort is very popular with Costa Rican Families. They spend weekends here and also day trips. The resort sells social memberships so you can come in and use all the facilities. This means weekends are very crowded. During the week very quiet. We stayed in the Selvamar section. Rooms are clustered in quads. The rooms are basic, and older. The housekeeping does a great job everyday of cleaning and keeping you supplied with towels. These rooms are the closest to Carabelas Restaurant.Best location because this is only restaurant in resort that serves breakfast. You can walk down to Reception area and beach pools and beach and Leona Marino restaurant.from Selvamar. It is a bit of a hike, we chose to drive down. There is a shuttle down, but we preferred not to wait. Other beach is a drive up the hill a ways, Playa Blanca, and Playa Blanca Restaurant. Both beaches at resort are very nice. Playa Mantas, behind reception has very calm water. Playa Blanca has some mild waves, nice for boogie boards. Beautiful views on a crescent cove. Lunch at the restaurant above Playa Blanca beach is a treat with lovely view, Small pool at Selvamar is refreshing. Larger pools in front of beach are large. One geared for children. Larger deeper pool just above Bar has two Hot Tubs. If you are on an all inclusive plan the bar between the pools is where you get your free cocktails. We were on the all inclusive plan. Highly recommended since there are no other options to eat nearby. Resort is 4 kilometers down from main road. Jaco closest town is additional 14 kilometers away. Although you will pass a few eating places along the way. The Buffet restaurant in Carabelas is good. Most nights we could find something to eat. If you stay 3 or more nights you can eat in El Grill in side Carabelas. Eat there once for each 3 night stay. It was like having your own private chef. Make your reservation at entrance of Carabelas. I highly recommend you do not pass this up..An amazing eating experience. There are a few things you should understand before you go here. It is not the glitzy all inclusive type resort you may see in other parts of Caribbean. Rainforest Lodge would be a better description. It is quite spread out. and most accommodations will be a ways from the beach., without views. You'll see monkeys frolicking in tress and at the restaurant. Exotic birds all around in the trees. Large iguanas on paths and around pool. It is a true Rainforest experience. Check their daily activities for some free things to do. Only real issue we had is with the hot water. or lack of it. We were told that we had to keep AC at 18c. or lower to have hot water. That's about 64 F. That's way to cold for our comfort. Even when set that low you had to run only hot water for a somewhat hot shower. When AC set around 72 F. all we got was very tepid warm water. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much.
My family and I have traveled to Punta Leona 4 years in a row. We have rented and stayed in a private house, so, I cannot say anything right or wrong aboout the hotel. However, I can say many things about its sourroundings. There is plenty of space to walk into the resort. You can go to the pool or to Mantas beach by walking just 5 minutes. But if you really want to enjoy the most beautiful place in Punta Leona you must visit Paya Blanca. White sand and clear and clean water wait for you there. You can go srnorkeling or swimming , or just resting on the sand. The ocean gives visitors calm warm waters. The resort swimming pool is acceptable, and there are daily activities for children. The gardens are well kept, and you can observe flying macaws, and monkeys. If you want to have an icecream, there is an ice-cream parlor. Prices in the beach store are very high, but next to Arenas Hotel there is a affordable stores with many products. Ah, i almost forget, ask before comming if you are paying the rigth to move all around the resort, because there is a shuttle services which takes you to the beaches an amenities inside the club.
Milestone bday with 9 of us from Cleveland and Northern Virginia. Lots of walking, 10-15 min to get to beach. Simple clean rooms with great air conditioning, pool by our lodging small but not crowded, super friendly bartenders who remember your drinks by day 2, although we all joked that whatever they put in cocktails must be a way watered down version of alcohol as even 3 drinks in NO buzz! Larger pools by beach blare loud music all day, boohoo no swim up bar, and TONS of kids all weekend so like being at a community pool not a resort. Pretty good food and choices, breakfast buffet AMAZING with tropical fruits I've never had before
I had in my mind that this was an all inclusive resort on a nature reserve in Costa Rica. The resort was so spread out you almost had to have your own car or walk a lot. They advertised that there was a shuttle to take you around the resort. However, I only saw the shuttle on the weekends when it was busy.The "All inclusive" was a little spotty. They had many different "all inclusive" packages...I guess. There were many different wrist bands I saw around the resort. I would have liked to been made aware of these different levels. I may have upgraded. I felt like our package was the rock bottom package.The customer service was poor at times. Some of the people working there really didn't seem like they wanted to help guests at all. Some of the staff was excellent and some of them had to warm up to you. However, others were just down right unhelpful. I found that some of the staff would give you the most minimal service or information they could. However, you could ask another staff member and they were so helpful and kind. For example, Christina was wonderful. She was part of the bar staff. So helpful, so kind and gave excellent service. She always seemed happy to see us. She was efficient and still kind. She answered questions and we even learned a few thing about Costa Rica from her. She gets 5 stars in my book for customer service.However, we had another gentleman that was on the resturant staff that was very unhelpful and not friendly. I did not get his name. We ended up having to talk to a manager about how he was treating us because it got so bad. We had a good time here. The food was pretty good. The drinks were not bad, even though we got the low level alcohol. The room we got was pretty small for 3 people. I had expected a little nicer room for what we paid. Overall I would not stay here again.
Our stay at the Punta Leona was awesome. The staff was very friendly, helpful and always courteous. The location was beautiful with wildlife in abundance. Scarlet Mccaws, White faced monkeys, butterfly garden and great beaches.The food was very good, and so much to choose. The rooms very nice and the AC cold.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily (Buffet)
- Snacks served at Playa Mantas and Playa snack bars (closed Mondays)
- Domestic alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks (bars are open from 10am - 11PM Sunday - Thursday & open until 12:00AM Friday & Saturday)
- 1 a la carte dinner per week
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment (twice per week)
- WI-FI in designated areas
- Shuttle service to the private beaches of Playa Blanca and Playa Mantas (7 am - 10 pm)
- 108 rooms
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 1 a la carte restaurant
- 2 snack bars
- Disco (fee)
- 3 pools
- Children's pool
- Tennis court
- Mini-golf (fee)
- Gift shop
- Currency exchange
- Deep-sea fishing (fee)
- Laundry services (fee)
- Common area Wi-Fi
- 2 double beds
- 1 bathroom with shower only
- Air conditioning
- Cable television
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Surrounded by lush tropical rain forest.
- Located 5-10 minutes walk or 2 minute internal shuttle bus ride from our gold sand beach and the center of the resort complex.
- Maximum occupancy of 3
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 bathroom with shower only
- Comfortable and spacious new refurnished rooms
- Maximum occupancy of 2
Resort Location Map
Punta Leona Hotel and ClubJaco Beach,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Blanca Punta Leona, Jaco 1000 Costa Rica
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