Wonderful ExperienceFeb 14, 2016
Reviewed October 8, 2012 – Source: TripAdvisor
Pura Vida! That is the best way to describe our experience in Costa Rica and our stay at Punta Leona. The location is beautiful and there is so much to do on site. It is definitely a family friendly location. This location gives you the true feeling that you are living in a rainforest. There is wildlife everywhere. Every morning we saw Scarlet Macaws, monkeys, and coatimundi’s, as well as so many different varieties of butterflies and birds. We stayed in a one-bedroom apartment chalet. It was the cheapest room available – just one bedroom with two double beds and a small kitchen with a full size refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and toaster oven, but no stove. I believe the two bedrooms may have stoves. It was a very basic room. Not luxurious, but it fit our needs and the price was right. You don’t spend much time in the room anyways because there is so much to see and enjoy here, but if you want something nicer there is a wide variety of rooms available from small apartments to luxurious condos on the property. The pools are great for all ages and the Playa Blanca beach is very nice. If you don’t have a car, they have buses that will pick you up and take you almost anywhere you want to go, on the property and off the property, within a reasonable distance. The town of Jaco is nearby for all of your shopping needs. Having a car is helpful though because there is so much to see in Costa Rica. You would be limited if you don’t have one. The staff here was amazing. Everyone was so courteous and helpful. Manuel, the chef, went out of his way every day to make sure the food was pleasing to everyone and we heard that if you had certain dietary restrictions he would make something special for you. The maids came every morning with new towels and left the room spotless. The front desk staff were always there to help in scheduling events and answering questions. Any problems we had were fixed immediately, like one day our safe wasn’t working and someone came right away to fix it. If you get a chance, be sure to take the guided butterfly and bird watching walks in the morning. Alex, the guide, is extremely knowledgeable and you will see so much. They have a butterfly garden on site that our kids just loved. We really had a wonderful experience here at Punta Leona and we want to thank the staff for making our stay in Costa Rica so memorable and enjoyable and if we come back we will definitely consider staying here again.