Punta Leona Hotel and Club
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Located in a massive compound in the forest, near the coast. Very humid. 'Minibar' is understood here to be an empty fridge with a jug of tap water.House keeping of rooms is poor and intrusive. Wildlife everywhere,including macaws and monkeys, armadillos and raccoons, but never intrusive or problematic. Great experience of Costa Rica's abilities in eco-tourism. Bungalows can be sweaty-far from the reception, which is overall of limited responsiveness.Management responds swiftly to issues. Access to the beach is not impressive. Beach towels available, with a cumbersome arrangement with towel cards. Expect close encounters with (rather harmless) wild animals.
Location: Punta Leona 100km from San Jose.Atmosphere: gated hotel and residential area with exclusive access to 2 beaches. Nice restaurants and pools. Shuttle service between facilities. Buttlerly farm and huge tropical rain forest at your disposal.Service: OKFood & drink: breakfast is served in a self service buffet. They have an service for fresh omelets/eggs Summary: lovely place with a lot of wildlife.
My son was afforded the amazing opportunity to study abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica. For spring break the parents were allowed to join and partake in exploring Costa Rica. One of the places we went to was Punta Leona. It is such am amazing place. The food, lodges, beach...everything was simply breathtaking. They have their own private beach wich is a fun house. It has all type of water activiries, amazing photo op opportunities, and very relaxing.
Not what we expected it. This resort what made out to be top-notch and it wasn't. We had just come from the Arenal area of Costa Rica where we were treated extremely well! Frist, to get to the actual "check-in" area takes about 15 minutes through a windy, dirt road. At the check-in area (fortunately we spoke Spanish), we were told of the "white beach", a private beach. They made it seem like this was a greatest thing since sliced bread - it wasn't! They did not tell us that our room was not ready and sent us off without keys, they did not tell us that the only place to get the towels with the towel cards was the pool (2 kilometers from the white beach), they did not tell that you needed a pass to get out of the property (the 15 minute drive out!), they did not tell us that the AC unit had to be at a specific temperature to warm the water otherwise you would not have HOT WATER EVER! The room was quaint. The food was very good! They had transportation to take you to the white beach (2 kilometers away) and around the resort, which was comprised of another resort, private homes, etc. The restaurant where our main meals were served was encaged and monkeys ran free overhead... YES, we were in the cage! However, the food was very good! At the pool, it was iguana central. By the end of our stay, we were convinced that this "resort" is for natives who bring their families to the beach for vacations. if you go, pay in colons and put it on your credit card. They had a fixed exchange rate for dollars - bizarre! We chucked this vacation up to "an experience"!
We've stayed at the Leonmar apartments at Punta Leona several times. We can cook if we want, and there is a restaurant on the beach if we feel like eating there. Leonmar has a great infinity pool and steps to a beach that is hardly used by those staying in the hotel rooms. You need to get a shuttle to go to other parts of the Punta Leona club, as it's pretty far away - which we consider a plus!
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
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.