If you want a relaxing time with options for activities- Punta Leona is the one. It is close (1 hour drive) to San Jose- the capital and to Jaco. It is probably the closest beach to the capital.
Visited by Costa Ricans and people from around the world. It is family oriented. Very clean rooms and linens. Workers are extremely friendly. And the manger is very much customer oriented and friendly. They have three restaurants around the resort. Food is amazing in its quality and variations. I plan to stay there again on my next trip to this paradise.
Reviewed December 20, 2012
Huge property, beautiful setting, shuttle buses to get from point A to the various others. Smaller beach and pool on the property, beautiful white sand beach (Playa Blanca) reachable by shuttle (and you’ll know why you didn’t walk when you take the shuttle) that runs every half hour. Butterfly garden and scarlet macaws on the property, as well as highly skilled thieving troops of monkeys and coati mundis who will get your copious, delicious breakfast faster than you can turn around and think about going for more coffee. Food was outstanding for all meals, as long as you kept a wary eye on your plate. At Playa Blanca, it’s the monkeys and raccoons who covet your stuff, so leave no snack untended. Well worth the visit.