Punta Leona Hotel and Club
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Rooms are modest, but comfortable, Restaurant has a decent buffet for breakfast. Beaches (especially Playa Blanca) are very nice. Good value for the price, and close proximity to San Jose is a real advantage, as is close proximity to Jaco for restaurants and entertainment.
We stayed here as part of a tour for two nights, so we did not experience the lobby/check-in process but rather just went to our rooms. We were in the Selvamar/Jamaica section which was lovely - little groupings of rooms lined up along a beautifully landscaped walkway. The rooms were like cottages. We were near a lovely small pool and one of the restaurants where we had buffet breakfast and dinner both days. The food was really good with lots of choices. Someone was on the grill for omelettes at breakfast and for some grilled meat/fish in the evening. There was always ice cream and a great choice of desserts. The restaurant was open air with monkeys hanging out in the mornings, which was fun. The beaches were beautiful and the shuttle was handy enough for the short time we were there. We appreciated that there was decent wifi in the rooms and that we got 15 minutes of free international calls to the US each day. Overall, we felt very comfortable and happy at this hotel complex.
Punta Leona is an older facility, somewhat dated, but it is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. It is located on a huge piece of property - a 10 minute drive from the front gate and the property is essentially divided into three operations. The first is the private homes scattered throughout the property, The second is the Hotel Arenal which is located centrally and is what amounts to a three story motel built around a central court yard with a pool. It looks nice from the outside. The third is the Punta Leona resort which is divided into two sections. The first is some modern cabin style rooms located about a 10 minute walk from the main beach and the pools. The second are a series of 24 rooms that are older and little worn, but they have a small kitchen area and are very comfortable. After looking at the cabin style rooms which are a bit small and somewhat isolated and the older rooms, we chose the later, primarily because of their location adjacent to the pools and the main beach and their larger size. The two beaches at this resort are beautiful, but the nicest is a 5 minute drive from the main areas in a free bus run by the hotel (the bus travels throughout the resort). There are three pools, two of which are close to the main beach and a third smaller one that is adjacent to the main restaurant. There are four restaurants on the property. The main one which is adjacent to the small cabins and is a 10 minute walk from the pools and main beach. The second is across from the Aranal Hotel (which has its own pool), the third is down by the pool area and the fourth is at the nicest beach (and is the nicest restaurant). If you have a rental car there are lots of restaurants off the property. Despite the older, well used room we loved this resort and the location. The only criticism is the beach chairs and lack thereof. At the main beach, there are none. At the nicest beach there are beach chairs but they are old, scruffy and fastened in place so they cannot be moved. You can rent a lounger at this beach for about $12 for the day. However, I would like to recommend to the hotel that they establish a beach chair program much like their pool towel program. Allow people to pay a deposit when they arrive so they can carry a small lounge chair down to the beach which they return each evening. It would be a huge improvement to this resort.
Punta Leona is not a traditional all inclusive hotel. It is a huge property with several apartments buildings, villas and cabanas. We stayed in Selvamar Cuba section. Breakfast with monkeys, swimming with turtles, and sunbathing with Scarlet Macaws. It has it all. Beatifull grounds, free tours, and best of all Playa Blanca. I would definitely recommend it for staying in the area.
Stayed at rooms Selvamar: neat and nice. Visited Playa Blanca and Playa Mantas: beautiful and clean. The pool close to Selvamar is silent, private and has great shades. The restaurant area is very nice with all those gardens around, the only thing I didn't love was the price of food; TOO high for a basic menu. Close to San Jose, to the airport and to Manuel Antonio ❤️ Totally worth going!
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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